Vision Pro launch: Apple has advice for those with medical conditions


Apple’s ‘next big thing’ – the Vision Pro headset – is up for pre-orders and will start shipping from February 2. The Vision Pro is for everyone, including the ones who wear glasses but those with a medical condition, Apple has advice for them.
“If you have a pre-existing medical condition, consult with a medical provider before using Apple Vision Pro.Using this device with certain medical conditions might aggravate symptoms or increase the risk of injury or discomfort,” Apple said in an advisory published last week.
List of conditions that might aggravate symptoms or increase the risk of injury or discomfort include:

  • Migraines or chronic headaches
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Eye or vision conditions, such as binocular vision conditions
  • Psychological conditions
  • Inner ear conditions
  • History of dry eyes, itchiness, or swelling of the eyelids
  • Skin allergies or sensitivities
  • Seizures
  • Balance or gait conditions

Apple has also highlighted that if a potential customer is experiencing symptoms related to a medical condition, consult with a medical provider before using Apple Vision Pro. “If you are pregnant, exercise additional caution when using Apple Vision Pro, as pregnancy may increase the risk of nausea or loss of balance,” the company said.
Apple recommends that Vision Pro must be used while seated and start with a less immersive experience. The device should be used over short increments of time and frequent breaks are advised.
“Apple Vision Pro and its battery contain magnets or components that emit radio waves, which could affect the operation of nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers, hearing aids, and defibrillators,” Apple added.
No problems likely for these users
Customers who wear prescription glasses may not have a problem but they will need a prescription for Zeiss-made optical inserts. A reporter for The Times of India Tech-Gadgets Now was among the first ones to have tried the Vision Pro when it was launched. Apple quickly took the power of the glasses and customised them quickly to suit the wearer.
You can watch the video here.

‘I tried out Apple’s Vision Pro’ – First impressions, Features, Price

There is an option to include optical inserts for individuals who wear glasses. These optical inserts will enable users to wear the headset without their glasses. However, these inserts will be sold separately.
When to stop using Apple Vision Pro
Stop using Apple Vision Pro and consult with your medical provider:

  • If you experience symptoms related to a medical condition.
  • If your medical provider confirms that it’s safe for you to use Apple Vision Pro, but you experience severe or persistent physical discomfort, motion sickness, visual discomfort, skin irritation, or psychological symptoms.
  • If you notice swelling, itchiness, skin irritation, or other skin reactions while using your device or after using the device, stop using it. If symptoms persist, consult with your medical provider.


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