Do virtual reality headsets damage your eyes?

Do virtual reality headsets damage your eyes?

Virtual reality is a powerful tool. When used properly, they can give you amazing experiences. But if they are used improperly, it can cause serious health problems. In this article, we will discuss how to avoid damaging your eyes when using VR headsets. The emergence of Virtual reality in early 2018 as a mainstream entertainment technology has brought out a few health concerns about its application. Whenever a new user interface comes out, there is bound to be a discovery, a correction and then an assimilation phase. Since VR is still in its discovery phase, we get to hear a lot of complaints from its first-time users. Because of the excitement surrounding the technology, many new users jump in to try it without taking the time to understand how to use it. Unlike the Smartphones of the 2010s, VR needs a more delicate hand holding and the users should take the time to read through the health advisory.  While most health warnings are statutory requirements...
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What are the side effects of virtual reality?

What are the side effects of virtual reality?

 Virtual reality makes it possible for you to experience things that may not be possible in real life, like shooting rockets at a space alien or jumping off to Pluto. There are a lot of advantages to this new tech, apart from entertainment. But the technology comes with its own set of side effects. We will try to identify different side effects you may encounter during or after using VR headset.   Cybersickness This is the catch-all phrase being used in the medical community to describe different side effects of using VR. Its symptoms include motion sickness, feeling dizzy, nausea, twitchy eyes, strained/sore eyes, vertigo and a few more. One in four thousand VR users may also experience seizures. Most of the eye related problems can be resolved by setting up the lenses to meet the user’s eyes and by limiting the VR session to a maximum of 30 minutes at a stretch.  People prone to seasickness can take a Dramamine tablet...
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What is Cybersickness?

What is Cybersickness?

Millions of people are getting their hands on the cheap virtual reality headsets daily and enjoying the realistic nature of the new technology. But are they aware of the dangers and perils associated with using VR? Will this give rise to a new breed of health problems?  We will try to answer these questions in this article.  Cybersickness is a cumulative term being used to recognize the ailments that are caused by numerous digitals devices people use daily.  It is considered as a natural response to an unnatural environment. They use this all-encompassing term when describing motion sickness that VR users feel when they use a VR headset for a few minutes. A person experiences motion sickness when his brain gets the signal of movement from the body while he is still. It is created when the brain receiving conflicting signals. It is typically caused by the sense of balance in your inner ear. Motion sickness may cause nausea, vomiting and dizziness.  Although motion...
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