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Apple Developing Head-Mounted Display Device for Prescription Glasses

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The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) had just published a patent application from Apple, that details a unique Head-Mounted Display (HMD) device system that could work with prescription lenses, Patently Apple is reporting.


An HMD is a display device that includes one or more display modules for displaying graphics to the user. Apple seems determined to provide its customers who wear prescription glasses with a unique and comfortable HMD system.

In one design, prescription lenses could be placed into a swing-away module. In a second design, a user will wear normal-looking prescription glasses designed with removable side frames (temples) that will allow the front frame of the glasses to fit into Apple’s main VR/MR HMD display system.

Apple’s invention covers a head-mounted display unit with one or more interchangeable lenses. The interchangeable lenses may be configured according to characteristics of different eyes of different users

The interchangeable lenses are mountable to the head-mounted display unit in an interchangeable manner such that different lenses may be mounted to the head-mounted display unit to accommodate different users with different eye characteristics.

Apple’s patent application published today was originally filed back in June 2020.

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