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The getEyeParameters() method of the HMDVRDevice interface returns current parameters for the eye specified as its argument ("left" or "right") — stored in a VREyeParameters object.

This includes field of view information, and more.


var myLeftEye = HMDVRDevice.getEyeParameters('left');



A DOMString representing the eye you want to return information about. The value can be left or right.


A VREyeParameters object.


The following example is taken from the Mozilla VR Team's threejs-vr-boilerplate code — to be precise, the VREffect.js file. Early on in the code the getEyeParameters() method is used to access information about each eye, which is then used for rendering calculations later on.

if ( vrHMD.getEyeParameters !== undefined ) {
    var eyeParamsL = vrHMD.getEyeParameters( 'left' );
    var eyeParamsR = vrHMD.getEyeParameters( 'right' );

    eyeTranslationL = eyeParamsL.eyeTranslation;
    eyeTranslationR = eyeParamsR.eyeTranslation;
    eyeFOVL = eyeParamsL.recommendedFieldOfView;
    eyeFOVR = eyeParamsR.recommendedFieldOfView;
} else {

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