How To Clean VR Lens

VR Lenses

When you constantly wear your virtual reality headset, it is easy to understand that the VR lens will get dirty, and often it’s difficult to clean it on your headset. In addition, VR equipment is expensive, and it’s important to take care of the VR lens; otherwise, you may have to replace your headset. Here, we’ll introduce how to clean the VR lens without damaging it.

VR Lenses

How To Clean Your VR Headset Lenses

Top 5 Tips to Clean VR Lens

#1 How To Clean VR Lenses Without Using Anything

paper towel

Don’t worry! This is an easy solution that won’t cost you a dime!

It’s perfect for last-minute fixes, or maybe you just don’t want to drive to the closest store to buy the latest cleansing liquid.

Here is how you can do it.

Take a paper towel and fold it in half. Then, take the folded part and fold it in half again, so you have four layers of paper towel.

Then, use that to clean the lens! You’re all set to use your headset now!

#2 How To Clean A VR Lens With Microfiber Cloth

microfiber cloth

If the VR lenses are dirty, your virtual reality experience will be subpar.

All you have to do is wipe them with a microfiber cloth. This simple process will keep your lenses free from dirt for longer periods of time.

#3 Using Rubbing Alcohol To Clean VR Lens

rubbing alcohol

Use a cotton swab to wipe away dust from the lenses.

Apply a little bit of isopropyl alcohol to a cotton swab and wipe off any dirt from the lenses. This will also help remove any fog.

Turn your VR headset upside down and gently blow on the lenses. The dust should come off.

It’s handy to run a soft-bristled brush over the lenses to prevent any buildup.

#4 Cleaning VR Lenses With Electronic Cleaning Solution

electronic cleaning solution

Remove your headset and gently wipe the lenses with a microfiber cloth.

Look for dirt or dust residue on the lenses.  If you find residue, start cleaning the lenses with an electronic cleaning solution.

While wearing the headset, use the electronic cleaning solution and gently wipe the lenses, this will help remove any dirt, oil, or makeup on the lenses.

Compare it to your other lens to ensure that both lenses are similar in cleanliness.

If you notice any drastic changes in the appearance of one of your lenses, it may be time to replace your headset.

#5 Combine Anti-Fog Spray With Water

anti-fog spray

You can clean your virtual reality headset with an anti-fog solution to keep it from fogging up, or with water.

If your headset starts to get foggy, the simplest solution is to use an anti-fog spray. Most of these sprays create a barrier on the lens to prevent the surface from fogging up.

However, if you haven’t used an anti-fog spray before and there’s still a bit of fog that you need to get rid of, you can use water.

Be careful not to allow water to get into the device.

Also, you should know that water won’t last as long as the spray.

Use any of these easy ways to clean your VR lenses, and you won’t have to replace your VR headset for a very long time.


  • Derek Anchan

    I'm Derek Anchan, a tech writer with a diploma in Industrial Electronics Engineering and 14 years of online writing experience. I specialize in SEO and technical writing, making complex topics easy to understand for all kinds of readers. Let's demystify tech together, one article at a time!

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