If you have followed this forum for the past year or two you will likely be all to familiar with these issues; eye strain for long and/or short periods of use. While some users of the 8K and 5K+ have or have not experienced this, I had this issue on both my 5K+ and my 8K, most of the time I would just push through the eye strain or limit my playing sessions to a half hour. I have owned many VR HMD’s and never had to stop using any of them because issues due to eye strain, especially after I dialed in my correct IPD.
Im very curious if the 8K+ or 8KX and even the Artisan or 5K Super will be plagued with these eye strain issues. If you own the 5K+ and or 8K you might have had these issues as well. If you dont remember these problems I will refresh everyone’s memory…
Eyestrain discussion / Problems and Solutions - this thread has 800 replys
Eye strain / possible projection issue? -60 replys
Just do a search here on the forum for “eye strain” and you will come up with about 20 or more hits on this forum alone, one of the threads has over 800 replys regarding this issue.
I have mentioned this issue here in threads and even tagged Pimax employees but got no response. Since some users at the Pimax demo meet ups may not notice it until you have been playing for a half hour or so, Im worried no one “yet” has mentioned it or noticed it yet since the Pimax demo booths generally the users only wear the headset for 5 minutes or so at a time.
Pimax was very aware if this issue as some have filed service tickets, and also Pimax employees have responded in the “eye strain” threads here in this forum so it is was a known issue. There was an update to Pitool to allow some fine tuning of the IPD but even after trying to make those software adjustments and reading thread after thread to make the eye strain go away, I was never able to remedy the issue…
So has this issue been corrected with the new Vision series 8KX/8K+ headsets???
This is very worrisome for me and Im assuming many others are weary of purchasing any new Pimax headsets for fear of eye strain. Im hoping some new 8K+ owners can respond here and share their experience.