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.

apple vision pro lenses
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.

Related Roundup: Apple Vision Pro
Buyer's Guide: Vision Pro (Buy Now)
Related Forum: Apple Vision Pro

Popular Stories

Apple Intelligence General Feature

Apple Intelligence Features Not Coming to European Union at Launch Due to DMA

Friday June 21, 2024 9:44 am PDT by
Apple today said that European customers will not get access to the Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing features that are coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac this September due to regulatory issues related to the Digital Markets Act. In a statement to Financial Times, Apple said that there will be a delay as it works to figure out how to make the new...
iOS 18 on iPhone Feature

Everything New in iOS 18 Beta 2

Monday June 24, 2024 12:52 pm PDT by
Apple today released the second betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to developers, and the software adds support for new features that Apple is working on, plus it tweaks some of the interface changes that have been made in the updates. Apple will refine iOS 18 over the course of the next few months, with multiple changes and refinements expected from now until September. We've highlighted...
Apple WWDC24 Apple Intelligence hero 240610

Apple Explains iPhone 15 Pro Requirement for Apple Intelligence

Wednesday June 19, 2024 4:48 am PDT by
With iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, Apple is introducing a new personalized AI experience called Apple Intelligence that uses on-device, generative large-language models to enhance the user experience across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. These new AI features require Apple's latest iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models to work, while only Macs and iPads with M1 or later chips will...
amazon echo dot

Amazon Could Charge Up to $10/Month for Alexa

Friday June 21, 2024 2:55 pm PDT by
Apple competitor Amazon is working on a revamp of its Alexa assistant, and the new version could cost up to $10 per month, according to a report from Reuters. The upcoming version of Alexa will support conversational generative AI, and Amazon is planning for two tiers of service. There will be a free tier and a second, premium tier that is priced at $5 at a minimum, with Amazon considering...
top stories 22jun2024

Top Stories: Apple Watch X Rumors, New Final Cut App for iPhone, and More

Saturday June 22, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
The avalanche of news coming out of WWDC earlier this month is finally starting to slow, but that doesn't mean there wasn't still lots to talk about in Apple news and rumors this week. This week saw some additional rumors about the upcoming Apple Watch models, the release of major Final Cut Pro updates, the launch of Apple's annual Back to School promo in the U.S. and Canada, new...

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.



Attachment Image

Attachment Image
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)