How do I clean my PlayStation VR lenses?

Here’s a simple trick to protect the vital component of your PlayStation VR headset: the lenses. It can be expensive to replace so follow this tip.


But first, a public service announcement to all Sony PlayStation VR users. Oh, not really. It’s just a simple demo on how to maintain those shiny piece of glass that let’s you see virtual reality on your PS VR headsets.

VRFocus did report on Sony releasing a maintenance video for PlayStation VR and it’s lightshield. Lightshield is the rubber surround that not only gives a comfortable fit to the headset but also gets the external light from entering the headset. This is important in giving an immersive experience since the PlayStation VR can work even better in darker rooms. Now we have a very short video on how to do proper lens cleaning on the headset.

Why do lens cleaning?

Have you ever breathed on your PlayStation VR and just got a foggy view when you wore it? That’s why it’s important to clean it properly. No, not with your t-shirt please. Head-mounted display (HMD) lenses are the windows into virtual worlds, if gamers don’t look after them then visual quality will diminish, and that wedge of cash that’s been spent will be for nothing. It’s also too expensive to replace, in case you don’t know that yet.

The video is as self explanatory as you can get, take the supplied cloth out of its packaging – which is shown in the video if you didn’t know how to – unfold it, and wipe the lenses in a circular motion trying not to smudge fingerprints back over the lens. And there you have it, clean lenses for many more hours of virtual reality (VR) gameplay with PlayStation VR.

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