Can You Wear Glasses With Valve Index?

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By Monica Bates

Are you a Valve Index owner with glasses? If so, you may be wondering if it’s possible to wear your glasses while using the headset. The short answer is yes, you can wear glasses with the Valve Index, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

Comfort and Fit

The first thing to consider is how comfortable the headset will be while wearing glasses. The Valve Index comes with an adjustable head strap that allows for a secure and comfortable fit. However, if you wear glasses, the headset may feel tight or uncomfortable due to the added pressure on your temples.

To alleviate this issue, try adjusting the position of the lenses using the eye relief adjustment feature located on the bottom of the headset. This will allow you to move the lenses closer or further away from your eyes depending on your prescription.

Scratching and Damage

Another concern when wearing glasses with VR headsets is scratching or damaging either your glasses or the lenses of the headset. The Valve Index has removable facial interfaces that can be swapped out for different sizes or materials. Consider purchasing a facial interface made specifically for glasses users that has extra padding around the nose area to prevent scratching.

Alternatively, you can purchase prescription lens inserts that snap into the headset’s lenses. This option will eliminate any chance of scratching your glasses or damaging the headset’s lenses while providing a clear view without eyeglasses.


In summary, wearing glasses with a Valve Index is possible but requires some adjustments and considerations for comfort and preventing damage. Experimenting with different adjustments such as eye relief and purchasing specialized accessories like facial interfaces or prescription lens inserts can make all the difference in having an enjoyable VR experience while wearing eyeglasses.