Apple Vision Pro ZEISS Lens Inserts to Start at $99

In its announcement of the launch date for its Vision Pro headset earlier today, Apple revealed that the optional optical inserts will begin at $99.

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Because of the way the headset fits against the face, it does not accommodate glasses, but Apple has a solution for those who need reading or prescription lenses. Apple is partnering with ZEISS to offer optical inserts that can be customized to each person's vision requirements.

Apple will offer two versions of the ZEISS Optical Inserts at different price points. "ZEISS Optical Inserts — Readers" will be available for $99, while "ZEISS Optical Inserts — Prescription" will be available for $149. The inserts will attach to the Vision Pro lenses magnetically, allowing for precise viewing and eye tracking.

Glasses wearers will need a valid prescription to get the inserts, and not all prescriptions will be supported, so there will be some limitations that might prevent some people from using the headset.

The inserts are the only optional purchase directly for the Vision Pro headset that Apple has announced so far. The Vision Pro headset comes with a Solo Knit Band, a Dual Loop Band, a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, a cover for the front of the device, a polishing cloth, battery unit, USB-C charging cable, and USB-C power adapter.

Pre-orders of the Vision Pro start on Friday, January 19 and the device goes on sale in the United States on Friday, February 2.

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Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
24 weeks ago

So my genes determine how much I pay for the Vision Pro? I was born with terrible vision and I get to pay more money if I want one of these things. Yay me.
This is true for a lot of things, not only Vision Pro
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thingstoponder Avatar
24 weeks ago
That’s not bad.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pitogyro Avatar
24 weeks ago
The inclusion of polishing cloth finally justifies the cost of Vision Pro.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CharlesShaw Avatar
24 weeks ago
I’m surprised by how reasonable that is. If you wear eyeglasses, ask your optician about getting Zeiss lenses on your prescription and you’ll be shocked by the price.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CharlesShaw Avatar
24 weeks ago

The thing costs $3,500. I think Apple should eat the cost for people who cannot control their eyesight.
I think they’re including most of the cost in the price of the device, but need to charge extra for prescription lenses so that users who don’t need Zeiss lenses won’t complain about not getting them.

If some people were getting Zeiss glass inserts at no extra cost, then those who didn’t need it would be online demanding a [$500] rebate [because everyone knows how expensive Zeiss lenses are for eyeglasses].
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
24 weeks ago
That image in the article reminds of something ?

So the Zeiss inserts allow for improved vision? Tim Apple will show you the true nature of VR. He is your master now.

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Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)