How To Clean VR Lenses?

Lora Garcia02 Mar 2022

Virtual Reality (VR) is a new technology that creates a virtual world and allows you to enter it. The experience is similar to that of watching the screen of a monitor; only you’re inside the computer-generated world. VR can be used in business, education, and entertainment. But how do you clean your lenses? We often ask what type of cleaning solution we use for our VR glasses lenses. To answer this question, I will give some pointers on preventing smudges or smears from happening in the first place. This article will also provide a few DIY solutions for your lenses that will help keep them sparkling clean!

How Do You Clean VR Lenses?

If you’re using your VR glasses for business purposes, it’s important to keep them clean. This will make the VR experience more immersive and memorable for customers. The best way to keep VR lenses clean is to prevent smudges or smears from happening in the first place. Here are some tips on how to do that:

  • When you remove your VR glasses, use a microfiber cloth to wipe away any sweat or dirt.
  • Use a dry towel to dry off the lens surface before putting your glasses back on.
  • If there’s a liquid that got into the inside of your VR glasses, like rain droplets, don’t wipe them off with a wet cloth, or they could smear when they dry. Instead, gently blow into the inside of the lens and then wipe away any remaining liquid with a paper towel.

Steps on Cleaning the VR Lenses

  1. Take away the small cleaning pack. It is already attached to the lenses after being taken out of its box, which is why you do not see it when you currently open their box.
  2. Take the microfiber cloth after setting down the background on a folded napkin to see the used towel.
  3. Remove the right lens by holding it against your finger to help hold on to the frame.
  4. Clean the right lens and then put it back on because it is time to clean by repeating steps 1 to 4 but this time with the left lens. Repeat this process until everything is squeaky, which means your lenses are fresh and clean.
  5. After this process, gently slide your finger along both sides of all your frames along a waste area; using a clean part, all your towels wipe down then the entire frame material so you will have ensured that you have removed all oil stains that might be left.

You are now ready, then close them while they pick back in their carrying case whereby you can now enjoy your VR as though before it each wearing lasted for several usages.

Prevention

  1. Make sure to dry the lenses with a cloth every time you are done with them; this includes before and after using them. The cloth should be damp but not dripping wet.
  2. Avoid using the lenses as a magnifying glass as this will cause streaks.
  3. Keep your lens away from heat, as it can cause the plastic to warp and make your view blurry.

Quick Fixes

One of the easiest things to prevent smudges is regularly cleaning your VR glasses lenses. This will help a lot with keeping your VR glasses in usable condition! You can keep them clean by removing any debris from the lens or setting up a microfiber cloth on the outside of your VR headset. Most people will need to clean their lenses at least once a day. You can use a lens cloth or microfiber cloth, but those may not work as well as you would like. You can use a lens cleaner spray or wet wipes often sold with the lenses for larger streaks. The first step to preventing smudges is to keep your hands away from the lenses!  This means no fingernails! It'll be hard for dirt and oils from your fingers to get on the lenses if you always remember this. The next step is to wipe down your lenses after each time they're used. This will help remove any extra oil and sweat that could become trapped on the lens. You should also make sure that you store your VR glasses in a safe place when they're not being used, such as in a case or storage bag. When it's time to clean them, make sure you remove any dust and debris before wiping them down with a wet cloth and dry them off with another cloth. If these solutions don't work for you, we suggest ordering some anti-static cleaning wipes from our website! This will provide an excellent quick fix for all of those small smudges and fingerprints that won't seem to go away!

What Type of Cleaner do You Recommend?

We recommend using a soft, dry microfiber cloth and rubbing the lenses gently in a circular motion. It’s important to use a clean, dry cloth to don’t cause any residue or streaks. If the lens still has streaks, we recommend spraying some glass cleaner onto the lens and wiping it off with a dry microfiber cloth. Again, make sure to use a new, dry cloth to avoid leaving any unwanted marks. You can also use an eyeglasses cleaning solution for your lenses. Make sure that you only spray the solution onto the cloth and never directly on your lenses if you do this. Spray until it feels wet, and then gently wipe over the lens in a circular motion. It’s OK if there is some solution left on the lens at this point as long as you wipe it off with a fresh, dry cloth.

Conclusion

The longer your VR headset is on, the more likely you will see a foggy residue buildup on the lenses. To clean your VR headset's lenses, first, remove the headset from your face. To remove any residue on your lenses, use a microfiber cloth or paper towel with a small amount of water and gently wipe the lens surface. Then, dry the lens surface with a clean cloth and put your VR headset back on!

Lora Garcia

Lora Garcia

Hi There! I am Lora Garcia, the founder of VRLitic. I received the original oculus dev kit as a gift many years ago, and that kicked off my passion for XR tech. VRLitic was created to share that passion, so I hope you enjoy my content.

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