Does Apple Vision Pro work with Glasses?

Vision Pro, Apple’s latest sensation, isn’t the first mixed-reality headset, but it has undoubtedly elevated the excitement around such devices. While it offers an incredible user experience, those who wear glasses may wonder if they can comfortably use the Vision Pro with their prescribed eyeglasses.

As expected from Apple, the company has carefully designed the Vision Pro, ensuring that it is suitable for all users, including those who wear glasses or have vision problems.

Can you use Vision Pro wearing Glasses?

No, you cannot use the Vision Pro with glasses. While it’s possible to attempt it, it will likely be uncomfortable due to pressure on the face. Apple’s straightforward stance on this is a clear no.

But this does not mean that individuals who wear prescription glasses are unable to use Vision Pro. Apple offers a solution with a glasses replacement option powered by Zeiss, allowing people with prescription glasses to enjoy the Vision Pro without any issues. Here’s everything you need to know to comfortably use Vision Pro if you wear glasses.

If you wear prescription glasses, you can purchase ZEISS optical inserts that easily attach to the Vision Pro with magnets. These inserts sit beneath the light seal in Vision Pro giving you a proper view just like you would if you wore glasses. Of course you will need comprehensive prescription to get them.

Does Apple Vision Pro work with Glasses

If you wear reader eyeglasses, then you can buy Zeiss Optical Inserts – Readers. These ZEISS Optical Inserts available in different strengths: +0.75 to +1.25D, +1.50 to +1.75D, and +2.00 to +2.75D. Buy the correct readers based on your prescribed strength. You can easily attach readers to Vision Pro.

If you use Single Vision soft prescription contact lenses, you can use your Vision Pro normally without getting a Zeiss Optical Insert. But if you use hard contact lenses, you may have difficulty using Vision Pro properly because it will not be able to track your eyes properly. If your doctor suggests eye glasses with a comprehensive prescription, you can opt for Zeiss Optical Inserts.

Apple has shared technical details about the available Optical Inserts that you can check out in the official Apple Website.

Now let’s see how you can get the job done with Optical Inserts.

How to Set Up Zeiss Optical Inserts on Vision Pro

It’s quite easy to set up Inserts, but still, you will need a guide if you are setting it up for the first time. Of course there is a manual included in the packaging, but if you hate reading manuals you can check out a step-by-step guide in the form of an article or video. Here’s how to get the job done.

Does Apple Vision Pro work with Glasses

You will need your Vision Pro, Optical Inserts, and a code that is included with Optical Inserts. The code will be in a circle shape with a small Vision Pro icon inside it.

  1. Once you have the required things, remove the solo band and light seal from your Vision Pro.
  2. Look for Left and Right signs on the edges of each Optical Insert to know which side to place them on.
  3. Now align the optical inserts one by one on top of the left/right display and it will attach magnetically.
  4. Wear the headset, and it may ask to align the display. To do that press and hold the digital crown until you see the green check.
  5. It will then prompt you to pair Optical Inserts. If not, press the Top button 4 times and then select Pair New Optical Inserts using Digital Crown.
  6. When you see the prompt, look at the code that came with your Optical Inserts, and it will scan the code.
    Does Apple Vision Pro work with Glasses
  7. Once paired, just follow the instructions that appear in Vision Pro and you will be good to go.

Note: If the display feels too close to your eyes then you can use the thicker light seal that came with Vision Pro.

When you give your Vision Pro to someone to try, you can remove Optical Inserts. When you want to use it, you can attach inserts and start using it without pairing it again. Because the Vision Pro remembers the last used Optical Inserts.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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