Free Engraving Available With Apple Vision Pro ZEISS Lens Inserts

The optional ZEISS lens inserts designed for Apple's Vision Pro headset can be engraved at no additional cost.

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Custom wording of the customer's choice can be engraved into the black plastic sides of the optional ZEISS lens inserts designed for those who normally wear glasses or contact lenses. The option is probably intended to help multiple users identify which lens inserts belong to them, rather than be a novel way to personalize the device, since they are very small and there is no other engraving option for the Vision Pro.

Apple offers two versions of the ZEISS Optical Inserts at different price points. "ZEISS Optical Inserts — Readers" are available for $99, while "ZEISS Optical Inserts — Prescription" are available for $149. The inserts attach to the Vision Pro lenses magnetically, allowing for precise viewing and eye tracking. Purchase requires a valid prescription from an optician.

Pre-orders of the Vision Pro started earlier today and the device goes on sale in the United States on Friday, February 2.

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Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
26 weeks ago
Free*? How generous of them!!


*Starting at $3598 US
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
26 weeks ago
You can engrave “I’M RICH” on your inserts and get a second reminder when putting on your AVP.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CharlesShaw Avatar
26 weeks ago
Engraving makes perfect sense for multiple users with different prescriptions sharing one device, yes.

If the optics of the inserts are the same as your regular prescription and the inserts all the same physical size, then I could see someone designing a pair of nerdy frames to use them as eyeglasses when not in the AVP. ☺️

[That’s just a think piece, as the inserts likely don’t have the desirable coatings and properties of lenses designed for eyeglasses.]
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Makosuke Avatar
26 weeks ago

you might then know the answer to this question. i'm mildly myopic with -1.25 in each eye. when corrected, i'm presbyopic but without glasses i can see near just fine (up to about 2 feet) due to the myopia.

does this mean i can use the AVP without any lenses or w/o contact lenses? i assume that because the displays are inches from the eye that i will be able to focus on them, even if my brain thinks objects are far in the distance...
No, that will NOT work. I don’t know the nuances of the Vision Pro itself, but almost no one can focus an eye an inch from their face (and your brain would be very confused if you could), so all VR headsets have lenses in them to make the focal distance of the screens MUCH farther than they are physically. I think it’s generally around 2m away to let the eyes relax, but could be closer or farther depending on the model. But that means that if you can’t see at that distance, everything will be blurry. This includes virtual objects that are closer.

The Vision Pro’s optical inserts compensate for this; other VR headsets use your own glasses, but you can’t see anything if you’re nearsighted and take them off.

A funny side effect, I assume, is that if you are farsighted that will probably be “cured” while wearing the Vision Pro, since even objects that are “closer” in terms of parallax will still be farther away as far as your eyeball focal distance, so will be sharp.

I’ll note as an aside that I’ve read that the disagreement between the focal distance of your eyeballs and the parallax focal distance is apparently why some people are much more prone to motion sickness than others with VR and other 3D technologies.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jo-1 Avatar
26 weeks ago

Free*? How generous of them!!
not really - the used price for engraved items is plummeting - or would you like to by a device with a different name or an (un) intentionally funny comment engraved?

I'd personally seldomly buy 2nd hand gear but in case there is the slightest used look or engraved things I'd not buy it at any given price
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emulator Avatar
26 weeks ago
Engraving only benefits Apple, as usual.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)