How Do You Remove Valve Index Lenses?

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By Ralph Torres

Have you ever wondered how to remove the lenses from your Valve Index headset? Maybe you need to clean them or perhaps you want to replace them with prescription lenses. Whatever the reason, in this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of removing the lenses from your Valve Index headset.

Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace

Before beginning, make sure that you have a clean and organized workspace. You don’t want to lose any small parts of your headset during the process. We recommend using a soft cloth or towel to place your headset on so that it doesn’t get scratched or damaged.

Step 2: Locate the Lenses

To remove the lenses, you’ll need to access them from inside the headset. Begin by removing the face gasket by gently pulling it off from the bottom of the headset. You should be able to remove it easily by pulling on one of its corners.

Step 3: Remove Lens Rings

Once you’ve removed the face gasket, locate two plastic rings around each lens. These are called lens rings and they hold the lenses in place. Use your fingers or a flat tool like a screwdriver to gently pry these rings off.


Be careful not to damage any of the components inside your headset while removing these lens rings.

Step 4: Remove Lenses

Now that you have removed both lens rings, carefully lift out each lens using your fingers or a tool like tweezers. Be gentle as they can be fragile and easily damaged.


If you’re having trouble removing the lenses, try pushing them out from behind with a soft cloth or tool that won’t scratch them.

Step 5: Clean Lenses

Once you have removed both lenses, use a soft cloth or lens cleaning solution to clean them. Be sure to clean both sides of each lens thoroughly. You can also use this time to replace the lenses with prescription lenses if you wish.

Step 6: Reassemble Your Headset

After cleaning the lenses, simply reverse the steps above to reassemble your headset. Place each lens back into its slot, securing them with their respective lens rings. Finally, reinstall the face gasket by snapping it back into place at the bottom of your headset.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed and cleaned your Valve Index lenses. Remember to always handle your headset with care and follow these steps carefully to avoid any damage or injury.