There are various risks of using VR for users, such as interference with vision for example. Here's how to overcome these risks that you must apply before it's too late.
The sophistication of technology in the digital era is indeed a common thing. Because, so many technology products have sprung up that are very amazing, one of which is Virtual Reality.
VR itself has been known for a long time, but for its use it is still not as much as a smartphone or laptop. Even so, VR itself has begun to be used for entertainment facilities such as video games. Not only for games, VR is also useful for helping human work processes in various fields such as health, industry, education and many other VR benefits.
But, did you know that many assume there is a risk from using this VR? One of the risks of using VR for humans is that it can cause visual impairment, cognitive abilities and hearing loss.
Therefore, the makers of VR headsets strongly recommend that users do not linger in using it and are required to take a break every 15 minutes. Children under 12 years old are also not permitted to use VR devices. In overcoming the risks caused by using VR, you can try the following 4 ways.
1. VR calibration
Calibration on Virtual Reality devices is very important to note. This is because the focus of the image has not been adjusted to the eyes of its users. If the user already has a minus or plus eye but does not calibrate the VR device, the image displayed by the VR device will be more faint and unfocused. If left unchecked, it will make the VR user's head dizzy and it's quite dangerous if it doesn't calibrate the VR device immediately.
2. Lower the Image Brightness
VR screen display that is too bright will cause discomfort to the user's eyes. When using a Virtual Reality device, the screen brightness level should be lowered to a level that is comfortable and comfortable for your eyes. If you have difficulty adjusting it, use the image brightness control found in the game or video.
3. Avoid excessive movement of the head
When using Virtual Reality, it is recommended to reduce head movements to a minimum. Too often the movement of the head will cause the user's brain to be confused because of the mismatch between reality and what is displayed. To see the surroundings in VR, users can use additional devices such as analog or joypad so that the head doesn't move too much.
4. Rest the eyes
As mentioned before, this is a mandatory recommendation for VR users. If you have started feeling dizzy and tired, you are required to stop using VR as soon as possible. Remove the VR device, then close your eyes for a moment to feel more relaxed. Another way that can be done is to use ice or cold water to compress the eyes to feel comfortable. If you feel better, you can go back to using a VR headset.
Virtual Reality has indeed begun to be used by some people, even though the amount is not much. But the procedures and recommendations for the use of VR itself must be emphasized from now on. It aims to prevent health problems caused by VR for its users, especially children who are under 12 years old.