The first VR glasses were invented in 1963

Hugo Gernsback teleygoggles vr

Hugo Gernsback had the idea of VR goggles way ahead of his time. In 1963 he created the first pair of 3D goggles called the "Teleyglasses"

He now invents only in broad outline, leaving the actual mechanics of the thing to others. His television eyeglasses--a device for which he feels millions yearn--constitute a case in point. When the idea for this handy, pocket-size portable TV set occurred to him in 1936, he was forced to dismiss it as impractical. But a few weeks ago, feeling that the electronics industry was catching up with his New Deal-era concepts, he orders some of his employees to build a mock-up.