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 Post subject: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:54 pm 
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Hi,

Well I am sure you guys on here have this allll the time...

I need glasses so therefore need a mask with a prescription so that I can see under the water cos it would not be the funnest experience being blind and missing everything.

I have been quoted £130 for the lenses. They have told me that I can send my mask to them and they can add the lenses to that mask... Would this be correct??

I do need to try masks on first before going ahead with it cos I have a small head for an adult ( don't get an image of me with a shrunken head ona normal body ) and normally have to go for kiddie glasses or adult glasses and have more than half the legs cut off then.

Can anyone suggest any websites or stores I can get a prescription mask from, I do not mind pay £££ for one as long as I get one from a good company.


Sarah


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:16 pm 
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Hi Sarah you could try stick in lenses if you no your prescription try optx 20/20 on ebay


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Hi

Thanks for that, problem I think I have with stick on ones is I don't think they do prisms and well if I don't have a prism in my glasses my eyes don't focus very well :(

Damn eyes think I should ask Santa nicelt this year for a new working pair :P

Sarah


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:01 pm 
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Its not much fun having bad eyesight. Prescription lenses do really help you to see and enjoy a dive.
There are a few manufactures that do standard masks and then fit prescription lenses.
Beaver Discovery, Mares Opera, are two that I've used and i certainly find them a better option than stick on lenses.


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Mhh thanks for that shall keep my eye out for them :)

I have had a quote for lenses but I need to find a mask as I need to try it on first before going ahead and buying one

Sarah


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:25 pm 
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I have really lousy vision but see just fine with the drop-in corrective lenses my LDS sold me. The LDS had a couple models of mask (30-40 euros) for which I could buy [extra] corrective lenses -1 to -6 at 0.5 intervals (i.e. -0.5, -1.0, -1.5, etc). Although your actual correction might be something like -4.57, both the -4.5 and the -5.0 work just fine. The drop-in lenses cost about 25-30 euros apiece. Total cost of mask & corrective lenses 100 euros.
Plus, I've still got the original lenses in case I eventually give the mask to someone with normal eyesight.


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:41 am 
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You might want to try www.sportslens.co.uk who specialise in prescription lenses for diving masks


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:35 pm 
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Thanks for that. I did get a qoute off sports lenses so think I'll stick to them then jsut gotta find a mask know.

Sarah


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:42 pm 
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Hello Sarah,
I have just joined this forum and read your message as your problem is similar to mine.
How did you resolve it in the end? I have a Mares mask with stick on lens'. Its ok but i have to remember to move my head to get to the correct angle. Also I have a small head and a small upper lip (do i sound like a feak) and as a consequence my mask frequently leaks. I have tried other masks but haven't found one that's better


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 Post subject: Re: Prescription Mask
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:38 am 
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:shock:
I have sovled my problem - contact lenses :roll:


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