Accommodation is the process by which the vertebrate eye changes optical power to maintain a clear image or focus on an object as its distance varies (eye focusing). For distant vision, the ciliary muscle must relax and the eye’s crystalline lens is stretched out.
When using a Virtual Reality Device (Occulus Rift, Samsung VR, Sony VR, Google Cardboard etc.) the eye has to focus on the screen that is only a few centimeters away from the eyes. I am aware of the Vergence-Accommodation Conflict. Yet I ask myself,
Is the ciliary muscle relaxed or contracted when looking at a (virtually) far distant object projected on the LCD of the VR-Device?