The new vision test device developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could pave the way for prescription virtual reality headsets. Last fall MIT launched their EyeNetra smarter lenses, which are smartphone-enabled eye test devices.
With vision-corrected VR screens in view, the prestigious academic institution could solve the problem of ill-fitting headsets for glasses-wearers. While other mobile apps exist that provide portable vision tests, this one is designed to work within a headset with a smartphone slot so people can adjust dials themselves.
MIT hopes to use this technology to improve VR devices. This also enables those who don't have perfect eyesight not to miss out, as they will often experience misaligned images if they have to take their glasses off.