Variable Focal Length Fresnel Lens Design - ON-097

Preferred Disciplines: Optical Engineer, Optician, Optical Specialist, Fresnel Lenses. No preferred level, open to Master, PhD, or Post-Doc 
Company: PinchVR Inc.
Project Length: 4 to 6 months
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Toronto, Ontario
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Language: English

About the Company: 

PinchVR is a virtual reality hardware and software company.

Project Description:

Typical virtual reality lenses have a constant focal length across the surface of the lens, some headsets also use fresnel lenses. We are looking to develop, design or source a fresnel lens with a variable focal length across the surface of the lens.

Research Objectives:

  • Research optical solution or off the shelf solutions
  • Design Fresnel lens based on provided specifications
  • Interface with maufacturer to develop prototype of the lens
  • Test prototypes
  • Design any additional tweaks based final design
  • Provide final design and spec for the lens


  • Research existing solutions
  • Optical Lens Design
  • Prototype testing and manufacturing

Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Optical Engineering
    • Design
    • Optical Testing


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