Vision Pro’s Prescription Lenses Aren’t As Expensive As Expected
Apple has today confirmed that the Vision Pro will go on sale on February 2nd and alongside that news we also have confirmation of how much its prescription lenses will cost.
While the Vision Pro was already known to cost $3499, there had been some discussion about how much the Zeiss Vision Pro prescription lenses would cost when made available.
The lenses will allow Vision Pro wearers to use the headset without wearing their own prescription glasses, and it had been expected that they would be expensive.
However, Apple has now confirmed that the prices are surprisingly inexpensive, with prices starting at just $99 for a single pair of readers.
ZEISS Optical Inserts — Readers will be available for $99 (U.S.), and ZEISS Optical Inserts — Prescription will be available for $149 (U.S.)
This follows a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman that suggested we could see prices as high as $600, although he had posited that Apple could choose to subsidize the pricing somewhat considering the high asking price of the headset itself.
I would guess that the Zeiss prescription lenses for the Vision Pro will be at least $300-600 a pair, unless Apple is eating part of the cost given the already high price of the headset itself.
It isn’t clear whether that’s actually the case or not, but it’s promising that those with a valid prescription will be able to buy Zeiss lenses for their Vision Pro from just $99.