Diving mask for eyeglass wearers
Anyone who knows the element water, know that you can see underwater only blurred with the naked eye. To recognize the magnificent scenery under water in all its beauty you need a tool. For this reason offers Aqualung, Mares, Subgear and co. a variety of diving masks.
The choice is limitless in the matter of colors, sizes and shapes. But what if you are wearing eyeglasses? Are you for scuba diving suitable? Yes you are because you have many options. The best diving mask with prescription lenses is your indispensable partner for snorkeling and scuba diving also when handle an underwater Camera.
Maybe you are facing the problem of how you can experience the colorful corals, sea anemones and underwater animals because eyeglasses just does not fit under the diving masks. With a diving mask with corrective lenses you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling at maximum.
When buying a diving mask you should decide if you like to have a mask with prescription glasses or you just prefer to ware contact lenses.
Meanwhile, it is easy to get a diving mask with prescription lenses, so you can snorkel and scuba dive despite refractive error.
Popular diving masks with prescription lenses
Two glass masks are best for this purpose, since the optical lenses are glued from the inside on the discs and can be changed by yourself or by a scuba diving retail shop.
There are diving mask models, where the glasses can be exchanged. If your prescription changes, you do not need to buy a new dive mask.
The following masks are designed for changing lenses:
- Aqualung Look, look and look 2 HD
- Mares X-Vision LiquidSkin, X-VU LiquidSkin, X-VU LiquidSkin Sunrise (designed for asian faces) and Star LiquidSkin
- Subgear PRO EAR 2000
- Cressi Big Eyes Evolution Crystal, Eyes Evolution and Focus
The list is not final and the product lines of the manufacturers also changes regularly.
The vision is for the divers the most important of his five senses. The other four are completely turned off underwater or reduced to a minimum. Assuming the diver used an appropriate tool – the diving mask – he can see just as well under water as on land.
The diving gear manufacturers have a range of different mask models which are suitable for eyeglass wearers. For example, there is the Aqua Lung Look HD double-glass mask with following increments:
- From -1 to -10 in 0.5 diopter increments
- From +1 to +3 in 0.5 diopter increments
These lenses may not correct exactly your eyes but are a good option for the classic “holiday divers” or snorkelers who does not want to spend a big amount of money.
Aloha Diving is dealer for: Aqualung, Mares, Scubapro, IST, Deep Blue and Poseidon.
With Aloha Diving you can try before you buy any mask on a Scuba Diving Day Trip free of charge.
For passionated scuba divers – and professional divers such as our instructors is the best option to let the mask lenses adapt by an optician. The glasses can be adjusted flexibly whether short or long-sighted or even astigmatism:
- Single Vision whole glass diving mask
- Single Vision Half glass diving mask
- Bifocal whole glass diving mask
- Three strengths whole glass diving mask
Your arm gets too short?
For divers in which the arm or the high pressure hose gets too short to read the instruments such as pressure gauge, compass, depth gauge or dive computer, there are cost-effective solutions by glue discs at the lower edge of the mask. This offers the possibility to use the top without correction for distance and instruments can be seen clearly through the lower part.
Contact Lenses for snorkeling and diving
As a cheaper alternative to prescription glasses you can use contact lenses. When using contact lenses, it may happen that the water penetration into the diving mask flush out the lens from the eyes. Best you use daily lenses, because they are much cheaper than monthly lenses and easier to replace. Get an advise regarding contact lenses from your optician.