Rectifeye: A Vision-Correcting System
for Virtual Reality


Pierre-Yves Laffont
Tobias Martin
Markus Gross
Wei De Tan
CT Lim
Affa Au
Rick Wong


We propose a novel vision-correcting system for users who normally wear corrective eyeglasses. For each user, our system automatically adjusts the VR headset according to the user’s eyeglasses prescription. Since the optical correction is automatically embedded into the headset, the user no longer needs to wear eyeglasses inside the headset or manually adjust wheels and knobs. The key idea behind our system is to determine the user’s eyeglasses prescription using a lightweight method, and use it to drive the automatic adjustment of the headset optical properties. The adjustment can be repeated for each user, enabling the headset to be passed around and automatically providing a customized and appropriate adjustment.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016

This work will be presented at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 conference in Macau (December 5-8, 2016) in two programs: VR Showcase and Posters.

BibTeX citation

 author = {Laffont, Pierre-Yves and Martin, Tobias and Gross, Markus and Tan, Wei De and Lim, CT and Au, Affa and Wong, Rick},
 title = {Rectifeye: A Vision-correcting System for Virtual Reality},
 booktitle = {SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 VR Showcase},
 year = {2016},
 url = {}


This research, carried out in part at the BeingThere Centre, is supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under its International Research Centre @ Singapore Funding Initiative and administered by the IDM Programme Office.