GearVR Lens Mod - Great upgrade

Last week I read a post on a VR group I follow on FB and someone shared this link which directed me to an Etsy store selling urban wear and oddly a "Gear VR Nano Coated, Blue Blocking Lens + Adapter Upgrade Mod Kit" for HTC Vive and Vive Pro. It was $60 and I got a lot of value from a pair of blue light blocking glasses I own so I thought this might be a nice investment and oh boy, it is definitely a step.

I watched the first 6 minutes of the video below to see where to leverage the nail file I used to pop out the old lens and added a itsy bit of super glue after the mod to keep them in place and IMMEDIATELY saw what everyone is talking about.

First off, the 'sweet spot' used to be right in the middle and I had to wear the vive pretty firmly to avoid blurriness around the edges but these new optics are RAZOR SHARP everywhere except the outer most fringes of my peripherals. 
 

Here is a couple close ups so you can see where exactly you got to insert your tool to prop the lens out.

This is what you get in the package, a pair of clean lenses on a mount.

This is what you get in the package, a pair of clean lenses on a mount.

You gotta stick a thin but firm tool in between the old lenses and the plastic frame that they're mounted in. Make sure you get enough leverage before you apply pressure. Which is to say, stick that tool in a quarter inch or you risk putting pressure on the edge of the lens which may crack it.   There was a thin strip of adhesive material which lifted and warped on both sides so I just compressed them back easily enough with the edge of my tool.

You gotta stick a thin but firm tool in between the old lenses and the plastic frame that they're mounted in. Make sure you get enough leverage before you apply pressure. Which is to say, stick that tool in a quarter inch or you risk putting pressure on the edge of the lens which may crack it. 

There was a thin strip of adhesive material which lifted and warped on both sides so I just compressed them back easily enough with the edge of my tool.

And that's that. Added a speck of super glue for security. 

And that's that. Added a speck of super glue for security.