Today’s FPV goggles offer amazing resolution for a truly immersive flying experience. Unfortunately, fliers with less-than-perfect distance vision may not get the most out of these outstanding headsets. While there are diopter-lens sets available to provide a measure of distance-vision correction, these can’t take the place of genuine prescription lenses. RHOLens fills this need by offering prescription lenses for Fat Shark, Headplay, and similar FPV headsets. These are not cheap molded lenses; RHO-Lens products are CNC machined, polished, and then finished with an anti-reflective coating. Finally, the lenses are mounted in 3D-printed frames, ready for installation in your goggles.
To order, go to the company’s website and fill in the online prescription form with your latest distance vision prescription; RHO-Lens will reply with a billing invoice. Not all eye prescriptions include the required pupil-distance measurement, but you should be able
to get this from your eyewear supplier.
RHO-Lens is based in Münster, Germany, and landed cost in the United States is about $70 for most prescriptions. Turnaround time to your mailbox is usually two to three weeks. RHOLens also offers its Headplay HD product, a lens insert for Headplay and similar headsets that provides a sharper image than the stock Fresnel lens plate. These are standard lenses, requiring no prescription, and the improvement in clarity is remarkable.—Jim Ryan