Can You Wear Glasses with DJI Avata?

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Can you wear glasses with DJI Avata

Are you ready to get into FPV? DJI Avata is definitely a top choice for those who desire the FPV experience but lack the time or expertise to construct their own drone. When it comes to FPV drones, goggles are a must-have for immersing yourself in the drone’s first-person view footage. But here’s the burning question: What if you wear glasses?

Can you fly the DJI Avata with glasses?

The answer is a resounding yes! In this guide, we’ll dive into the various options available to ensure you can enjoy the DJI Avata’s live footage while sporting your glasses.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

How to fly the DJI Avata with glasses?

Tweak the focus settings

The DJI Goggles 2 are compatible with the Avata and allow you to adjust each eye’s focus independently. This feature can help you adapt the goggles to work with your vision.

Here’s how it works:

Each goggle lens has a small dial on the bottom that allows you to change the diopter settings. This adjusts the focus of that lens from -8.0D to +2.0D.

Before flying, tweak each dial while looking at text or details. Turn the dials until the screens become crisp and clear to your eyes.

This diopter adjustment often provides enough customization for glasses wearers. Dialing in the ideal focal length for your eyesight means you can comfortably fly the Avata without needing your actual prescription glasses.

Wear the goggles over your eyeglasses

For certain individuals, it’s feasible to wear goggles over their prescription glasses. You can also put on the goggles and fine-tune the diopter settings. This approach is suitable for both the DJI Goggles 2 and the Goggles V2.

Nonetheless, some may find it uncomfortable or not very convenient. Consider obtaining smaller eyeglass frames if your current ones are too large, or experiment with adjusting the straps until they fit comfortably.

If these solutions don’t work for you, explore alternative options.

Insert prescription lenses into the goggles

If adjusting the focus doesn’t provide enough clarity, you can order custom prescription lens inserts for your goggles.

Companies like Rho Lens and HONSVR create lens inserts for popular goggles models like the DJI Goggles 2 and Goggles V2. You provide your glasses prescription information when ordering. The inserts arrive with left and right lenses matched to your vision needs.

The prescription lenses then pop into the goggle frames, sitting right in front of the screens. This gives you enhanced visual clarity without compromising comfort.

The downside is you’ll need to wait for the custom inserts to ship. But once you have them, just snap them into place and enjoy crystal-clear FPV views.

DJI Goggles 2 (Avata) Prescription Lenses from HONSVR

Try contacts instead of glasses

Another solution is to swap your prescription glasses for contact lenses when flying the Avata. Wearing contacts is a better way if you’ll fly frequently—no need to swap lenses or adjust straps each time. But switching to contacts does take some getting used to.

Many FPV pilots prefer flying with contacts rather than messing with goggle lens inserts or uncomfortable glasses under the headset.

If you already have contacts, bring them along in your drone bag when heading out to fly. That way, you can pop them in before a flight session.

Use the built-in screen as your display

The DJI Goggles 2 has a handy built-in touchscreen that mirrors the FPV camera feed. If goggle fit is still an issue with your glasses, you can use this screen as your display. But it’s kind of a convoluted setup.

To do this:

  1. Plug your smartphone into the goggles with the included USB-C cable. This powers the built-in screen.
  2. Flip up the front goggle visors so they rest on top of your head. This gives you a direct view of the touchscreen.
  3. Access the screen feed by tapping the smartphone icon at the bottom.

You won’t get the exact immersive experience as the direct goggle view. But it’s a helpful way to fly the Avata when glasses create comfort or vision issues.

More tips

  • Frequently clean lenses with spray solution and microfiber cloths to remove dust, dirt, skin oils, and debris. This improves visual clarity.
  • Keep glasses and goggles in protective hard cases when not in use. Never toss them loose into bags where they can scratch.
  • Be mindful not to drop your glasses or goggles. The lenses can easily scratch or warp. Also, keep away from extreme heat.

Best FPV goggles for glasses wearers

The DJI Goggles 2 and Goggles V2 are currently the only goggle models compatible with the Avata drone. But if these don’t work well with your glasses, you may be wondering:

Are there other FPV goggle options that are more glasses-friendly?

While no third-party goggles connect directly to the Avata, there are some popular alternatives that offer increased room and adjustments for spectacle wearers. I’ll highlight some of the top glasses-compatible FPV goggles below:

Fat Shark Scout

The Fat Shark Scout lives up to its name, providing slimmer, smaller FPV goggles. This compact design makes them easier to position on your face without glasses interfering.

They also include diopter dials for focus adjustment, automatic screen brightness, and crisp 720p resolution. It’s a nice all-around FPV option.

Just note that the Scout doesn’t work directly with the Avata. You’d need to run the drone’s feed through an external module or camera.

Skyzone SKY04X

Skyzone packs an impressive array of features into its SKY04X model. This includes a modular design, swappable antennas, a large field view, and OLED screens.

But what makes them glasses-friendly is the included prescription lens inserts. You get adapters for both short-sighted and long-sighted correction. The modules bay also helps accommodate glasses within the goggles. Just pop out pieces as needed.

Fat Shark HDO2

Fat Shark’s HDO2 goggles offer an excellent balance of comfort, customization, and video performance.

They have a generous interior area that fits small to medium glass frames. You also get the ability to angle the screens, adjust IPD width, and insert modular fans. While pricey, their excellent optics and OLED displays provide stunning visuals. If your glasses fit inside, it’s tough to beat the immersive experience.

SkyZone SKY02O

SkyZone returns with their SKY02O model, which offers FPV goggles at an entry-level price.

They provide a surprisingly wide field of view along with a modular bay. This bay allows you to insert prescription lenses or even a DVR recording module easily. The materials feel a bit cheaper than premium goggles. But if you want an affordable option with space for glasses, the SKY02O delivers.

Other features to look for

Beyond the models above, keep these additional features in mind when choosing FPV goggles that work with your glasses:

  • Adjustable lenses – Can you tweak the focus and positioning of the screens?
  • Accessible diopter dials – Are the dials easy to access and turn when goggles are on?
  • Magnetic faceplate – Does it detach to create more room?
  • Removable padding – Can you remove padding for a better fit?
  • Lens protectors – Do they prevent your glasses from scratching the screens?

Taking the time to find goggles that properly fit over your glasses makes a world of difference in comfort and visual clarity during flights.

Safety tips for flying the Avata with glasses

FPV drone flying demands your full attention and coordination, even when sight is perfect. Adding prescription glasses into the equation requires extra safety steps.

Make sure to ease into flying with glasses and take precautions. Follow these tips for maintaining sound situational awareness:

Start with conservative flying

When first piloting the Avata with your vision aids, begin flights conservatively. Stay low to the ground, fly in spacious open areas free from obstacles, and make gentle, slow maneuvers.
Gradually build up speed, altitude, and maneuver complexity over multiple sessions as your comfort level improves.

Don’t push limits until you have total control over wearing glasses. Having a friend spot is wise for initial practice flights.

Scan visibility in all directions

Continuously scan your vision in every direction during flight. Pay particular attention upward and peripherally to maintain spatial awareness. Glasses can restrict the field of view that is already limited in goggles. Check that no obstacles, structures, or people encroach on your flight path.

Keep the sun at your back

Before lifting off, position yourself so sunlight doesn’t shine directly into your glasses. This could cause severe glare and reflections, blinding you. Have the drone face away from the sun, keeping it always at your back. Use buildings or trees to block sunlight if needed.

Avoid flying in adverse conditions

Do not fly with glasses in dense fog or smoke that can further obscure vision. Also, land immediately if precipitation forms; water on lenses impairs clarity. If lights become hard to differentiate at night, end the flight. Monitoring weather and sightlines prevents disorientation.

Take regular breaks

Flying while wearing glasses tires the eyes faster. Take more frequent breaks between flights to give your eyes adequate rest. Overuse can cause discomfort, headaches, and diminished reaction time.

With sensible precautions, you can safely enjoy FPV drone flight with glasses. But always put situational awareness first. Know your limits, fly conservatively, and avoid risks.


Final words

So, if you’ve ever wondered if you can fly the DJI Avata with glasses, I hope you’ve got the answer!

Feel free to comment if you have more problems with flying the Avata or other drones with prescription eyewear.

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Written By Kristen Ward

My name is Kristen R. Ward. I’m an adventure Filmmaker and I run a production company based out of New York. FPV drones are integral to my business. I'll be teaching you everything I've learned over the years creating videos for clients.

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