Hoya Uses HMD for Lens simulation

Japanese optics maker, Hoya, is using VR technology to allow users to get a sense of the optical effects of various lens designs and treatments. The Hoya headset is controlled by an application downloaded onto a smartphone that is placed into the headset. Wearers look through the headset and see a virtual environment.

Opticians apply the wearing parameters and exact prescription (every prescription type and cylinder is accommodated) and adjust for accurate pupil distance. A tablet serves as a remote control. Opticians decide what wearers see and experience, and can demonstrate and explain the different options available. There’s a video at