How long should you use virtual reality?

If you own a VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2 or Valve Index, then knowing how long you should use your VR headset for will be very important.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about it, plus why taking breaks is essential to the VR experience and other useful information.

How long should you use virtual reality?

The general consensus is that you can use your VR headset for an hour, then take a fifteen-minute break before jumping back in.

A September 2020 review of government literature from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was cited as stating that 15-minute breaks should be taken every half hour of playing time.

We’d say taking scheduled breaks from your VR headset just to be sure of any eyestrain or eyestrain is a good idea.

Why should you take scheduled breaks from VR?

As fun as VR gaming can be, your well-being is of course more important, and taking scheduled breaks will mean you have everything under control.

In more intense titles like Beat Saber that can require a lot of movement, taking breaks can allow you to rest, recover and rehydrate and also move outside of VR.

Of course, different time frames will suit different people, but sticking to a regular schedule just means you can properly keep track of how long you’ve been playing.

Is virtual reality bad for the eyes?

Using VR for an extended period of time could cause eyestrain, so we’d say taking regular breaks is advisable.

This is because your eyes are primarily looking at two small monitors for a long period of time, and looking at any one screen for too long could cause eye strain.

So make sure you take regular breaks so you don’t get too fatigued from using the headphones and just to make sure everything is okay.

We’ll be back with you soon with more VR news and information, so be sure to check back with us soon, and don’t forget that Apple’s AR headset could be on the way soon.

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