When it comes to Virtual Reality, regardless of the platform, immersion allows us to be part of the VR world. And with immersion comes the sound and the visuals. Sure we love to hear things around us as we enter the battle to try and hear where the enemies are coming from or even hear the sounds when we visit another planet. But when it comes to visuals, we want the best experience possible. But from the time some of us are born to growing older, our eyesight may not be as perfect as our best friends or even what it once was. This can make playing not only VR a little challenging, but life in general. Some players have to wear glasses while some just need some visual assistance at times. Just think about the times you played that game where the text may have not been what you would have hoped or maybe things didn’t look as sharp and you maybe find yourself trying to adjust the IDP more times than not. But if you could have a better visual experience, would you take the chance on improving your game or just keep on trying to adjust based on the experience? But when I heard that HonsVR not only creates different accessories but also makes prescription lenses for a variety of VR headsets, I had to know more. So I reached out and the CEO of Hons VR, James Lee, was happy to talk about what they do and how they are also helping players gain that visual edge.
Interview with the CEO of HonsVR, James Lee
Welcome to THE VR DIMENSION. Would you please introduce yourself and what you do at Hons VR?
“Hello my name is James Lee, I am the CEO of Hons VR. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about our products and services.”
How long has Hons VR been in business?
“We started our business in 2021, so we have been in business for 2 years now.”
Could you tell us what HonsVR is all about for those that may not be aware?
“Hons VR is a company that specializes in creating high-quality prescription lenses for VR/AR/FPV headsets. Our lenses are designed to improve the clarity and comfort of your VR/AR/FPV experience.”
When a person orders from Hons VR, what is included?
“When you order from Hons VR, you will receive prescription lenses with premium coatings for your headset (High Index lenses included), a storage case, and a premium microfiber cleaning cloth. We also offer a one-year warranty and shipping insurance for all orders.”
Is there a warranty on the lenses and if so, what does it cover and how long is it good for?
“All Hons VR lenses come with a one-year warranty that covers both the lenses and adapters for premature wear associated with normal operation.”
So players can get prescription lenses for pretty much every headset, including PlayStation VR2?
“Yes, we have prescription lenses for all popular VR headsets and are constantly expanding our offerings to include more lenses for less popular headsets.”
When you first tried them out, what were your initial thoughts, and what game or experience make the most impact for you?
“When I first tried the lenses we made, I was impressed with the results. They are much more comfortable than wearing glasses, and I found them to be clearer as well.”
From your own personal experience, for those that have tried Hons VR lenses, what are the top three things that people say about them?
“From my personal experience, customers are happy with the clarity of our lenses. Some even told us that the lenses are more clear than their own glasses with the same prescription. They also appreciate that they no longer need to worry about scratching the original lenses on the headset with our lenses installed. Lastly, not having to wear glasses is much more convenient.
So using Hons VR lenses could actually be a night and day difference which not only makes it easier on your eyes but when comes to competitive gaming, could give you an advantage?
“Yes, using Hons VR lenses can make a significant difference in your VR experience. With blue light filter, they can reduce eye strain and make it easier to focus on objects in the virtual environment, which can be especially helpful during extended gaming sessions. Additionally, the improved clarity and visual acuity provided by the lenses could potentially give you an advantage in competitive gaming by allowing you to see more clearly and react more quickly to in-game events. The lenses also do fog up easily like regular glasses.”
You offer clear lenses and the ability to add a blue light filter. Why would a player want to have the blue light filter and what would be some of the advantages of having it added to the lenses?
“The blue light filter can help reduce the amount of blue light that enters your eyes, which can be beneficial for people who spend a lot of time in front of screens. Some of the advantages of having a blue light filter added to your lenses include reduced eye strain and improved sleep quality.”
Did I read this correctly? There is the option to add both the Free scratch-resistant coating and free anti-glare coating to the lenses as well?
“Yes, that is correct. We offer both scratch-resistant and anti-glare coatings for our lenses at no additional cost.”
Are all prescriptions welcome? Can you mention a more challenging prescription that you have come across?
“We can make lenses for almost all prescriptions. The most challenging prescriptions are those for farsightedness because they are thicker in the center and may touch the lenses on the headset if there is strong farsightedness. However, we have found a way to solve this issue with special lens adapters and special thin lenses for farsightedness.”
HonsVR not only sells VR lenses, but accessories such as skins and wraps for the Quest 2. Which skin has been the top seller and what has been the best skin, in your opinion, that someone has sent in to be created?
“We have received many great designs from customers who have submitted their own custom designs for skins and wraps for the Quest 2. One of the best designs we received was a photo of the customer’s eyes, which made it look like he was staring at you when he wore the headset.”
If you walked through the door into THE VR DIMENSION and could be in any gaming world and could play with anyone from any time, what world would it be, who would it be with, and why?
“I would love to be in a gaming world with my son, playing classic games like The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon together. As I mature, I’ve come to understand the significance of spending quality time with family.”
What would you say to someone who was looking to upgrade their eyes within Virtual Reality why they should experience Hons VR lenses?
“If you’re a glasses wearer and looking to upgrade your VR experience, Hons VR lenses are a great option. Our lenses are designed to improve the clarity and comfort of your virtual reality headset. With our wide range of prescription options and lens coatings, we have a solution that will work for everyone.”
I really want to thank James for taking the time out of their day to give us a closer look into Hons VR.
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