Clear up your sight with these quick tips to reduce lens fog in virtual reality.
While today’s virtual reality (VR) headsets are more immersive than ever before, a build-up of fog can quickly take you out of the action. With all of today’s leading devices sporting a similar design, featuring two lenses in an enclosed space, fog can be an irritating flaw when first jumping to a virtual space. Here’s what you need to know about fog in VR, as well as how to prevent it.
Why does fog appear in VR headsets?
Fog buildup is a problem often suffered when using any VR headset, formed as a result of moisture condensing on lenses. Similar to when first using a car on a cold winter’s day, fog appears when warmth comes into contact with cooler air and binds fog to the lenses of the headset. With VR headsets, this is caused by your high body temperature condensing moisture onto significantly colder lenses.
Due to the design of many VR headsets, moisture is trapped within this enclosure and can take some time to disappear, especially when your headset has been left untouched for some time ahead of use.
How to prevent lens fog in your headset
In order to reduce lens fog on a VR headset, or eliminate it entirely, you’ll need to prepare to prevent its build-up beforehand. Of the most effective fixes involve raising the temperature of your headset, which can be achieved through a range of quick methods. Alternatively, other options are available which don’t involve warming up your headset beforehand but still prevent the conditions that allow fog to form.
1. Store your VR headset in a warm location
One of the simplest solutions to lens fog is by storing your VR headset in a warmer environment, closer to body temperature. Although this is entirely