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I have an IPD of 55mm Can anything be done to make the headset useable?

Archilaus278
Honored Guest
Hi guys,

So apparently I am screwed here given that I am a near eyes mutant among men but I have an IPD of 55.5mm. This means that while things are mostly clear its definitely still bad when trying to aim down sites or looking at anything close up. Things get blurry when I try to focus in on details. I cant aim down gun sits as I get a a double image ect its really annoying and basically ruins the vr experience. Is there ANY way to hack the CV1 to physically bring the lenses closer to each other by 3 or 4mm from the standard 59mm that is the current lowest setting? I will basically try anything at this point.  I really really want to enjoy VR but this is basically destroying my experience. I am also concerned that in the future I am simply going to be out of luck as I am apparently in the 1 percent of the population that has such a small IPD.  Ive heard the VIVE is even worse with physical  IPD... FML. 

Best,
Desperately trying to experience vr properly. 
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Thmoas
Rising Star
Everyone gets double vision when looking through gun sites, just like in real life. You need to close one eye to aim with single vision, just like in real life.

For me things up close also are hard to impossible to focus on starting about 40cm to 60cm (estimated in vr).

I played with the wrong ipd for 5 months (59mm instead 64mm), the difference is not that huge and its only 4mm for you.

Is your headset properly seated?

Archilaus278
Honored Guest
Interesting. Thanks so you are saying within robo recall when you the gun is close to you you also have to use one eye to aim down the site? If thats the case this makes me feel much much better. 

uKER
Adventurer
You're not supposed to shoot with a gun any closer than arm's length, you know?
You better keep that in mind if you ever get a grip of a handgun in real life too.

Archilaus278
Honored Guest
Its so funny I guess Im just used to first person shooters and didnt even think that in real life you need to close one eye to aim down the sites. 

hebulba
Honored Guest


Hi guys,

So apparently I am screwed here given that I am a near eyes mutant among men but I have an IPD of 55.5mm. This means that while things are mostly clear its definitely still bad when trying to aim down sites or looking at anything close up. Things get blurry when I try to focus in on details. I cant aim down gun sits as I get a a double image ect its really annoying and basically ruins the vr experience. Is there ANY way to hack the CV1 to physically bring the lenses closer to each other by 3 or 4mm from the standard 59mm that is the current lowest setting? I will basically try anything at this point.  I really really want to enjoy VR but this is basically destroying my experience. I am also concerned that in the future I am simply going to be out of luck as I am apparently in the 1 percent of the population that has such a small IPD.  Ive heard the VIVE is even worse with physical  IPD... FML. 

Best,
Desperately trying to experience vr properly. 


I'm in the same boat as you. My IPD is also only about 55mm. I ordered my rift during the sale and have yet to receive it. I would like to hear your opinion about the usability of the rift for people who have IPD smaller than the range in rift now that you have apparently been using it for few months. Is the image mostly clear and has it ever been uncomfortable to use?

pyroth309
Visionary
Yea I doubt 4 1/2mm off will have a huge impact. If you're not having any issues seeing everything else then that's just the nature of using a gun in VR. 

nalex66
MVP
MVP
The good thing about the Rift lenses is that they have a large "sweet spot", so you should get a clear image even if they aren't perfectly centred to your eyes. My IPD is a few mm above the max setting, and it isn't a problem for me. 

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iR3FLEXi
Honored Guest
This is a thread from 3 years ago but go anybody sees this, I have and ipd of about 54mm and I am planning on getting an oculus rift s but it is locked on to 63mm ipd, so should i get it or will the 10mm difference completely ruin the immersion?

stephtech
Honored Guest
I also have a 55mm IPD which doesn't surprise me as I am kid size at 35 lol However it still sucks. I currently have the quest and with it set at the lowest setting of 58 or 59 ( I forget which it is) things are fairly clear, however, I do notice that it seems as though things could be clearer if I could just slide that scale a little lower. I am contemplating purchasing a rift S but I am wondering if the lowest IPD option would be worse on that? Any feedback would be welcome and appreciated. 
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