My pal Jacob and I trekked over to the Apple Store in New Orleans this morning to be customers #1 and #2 on Apple Vision Pro launch day. We both went for the half hour Vision Pro demo sessions that stores are now offering. The verdict? If you’re at all interested in experiencing Apple Vision Pro, you just have to find the nearest Apple Store and take advantage of the opportunity.
It was nice to finally experience some of the things Chance Miller hasn’t stopped talking about sinceJune. But my experience isn’t really complete yet. My memory of using Apple Vision Pro so far is distant and blurry. That’s because there weren’t optical inserts for my particular corrective lens prescription. Still, I had to try Apple Vision Pro, and it was an interesting 30 minutes.
Apple does have a device that analyzes your glasses and suggests which ZEISS optical inserts to provide with your Vision Pro demonstration. ZEISS will also create optical inserts that you can purchase with or without Apple Vision Pro for $150. I don’t think most people will need to actually buy the optical inserts just to try Vision Pro. If you’re curious, this is my specific prescription:
OD (Right Eye)
Sphere: +3.00 (indicates farsightedness, or hyperopia)
Cylinder: -0.575 (indicates a mild degree of astigmatism)
Axis: 024 degrees (orientation of the astigmatism correction)
OS (Left Eye)
Sphere: +0.50 (indicates slight farsightedness)
Cylinder: -1.00 (indicates a moderate degree of astigmatism)
Axis: 180 degrees (orientation of the astigmatism correction)
In short, my eyes have irregularities in shape, affecting how light is focused. Without…
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