• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Bifocals for mask

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by 2Bobbyo, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. 2Bobbyo

    2Bobbyo Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Aiken, SC
    41
    11
    I use readers everyday. I can read the numbers on my Wisdom 4 dive computer but can't read the text. Thinking about buying the bifocal inserts for the inside of my mask. Has anyone had any experience with these inserts? Open for suggestions or comments. Thanks!
     
  2. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    7,704
    5,016
    Bifocals or readers? If readers, I would have them professionally installed. The off-the-shelf inserts are notoriously unreliable. They are difficult to install properly.

    I have never seen bifocal inserts.
     
  3. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    4,555
    1,138
  4. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, IL
    478
    757
    I wear bifocals on land, but due to the cost of my preferred lens specs, I had Prescription Dive Masks add single-vision lenses for my near-vision Rx.

    This splits the difference between important stuff (reading my computer, writing wet notes, working with line) that I need to see in detail and still getting good resolution at distance.

    PDM's workmanship is excellent and the quality-of-life improvements are worth the money.
     
  5. dorsal

    dorsal ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Midwest USA
    155
    57
    I tried the stick on style for bifocals and really dislike them. Followed the directions and they always fogged up.

    I bought a sea and see prescription mask and couldn’t be happier with it
     
  6. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    4,489
    4,382
    I use the cheap plastic stick in magnifiers, the stick on with water type, usually when testing a new mask for fit and sealing, if it passes then I glue in the trident glass lens with silicone RTV for a permanent modification.
     
  7. lv2dive

    lv2dive Formerly known as KatePNAtl

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake City, FL
    2,795
    2,086
    Or you can buy a mask with readers built in. I have been diving this mask since I started diving a rebreather, my arms were quite simply not long enough to read the display on the Meg handset.

    Dive Rite Gauge Reader Mask | Dive Gear Express®
     
    dewdropsonrosa likes this.
  8. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Michigan
    331
    113
    I also needed bifocal lens added, so I could read my computer. I first bought the DGX bifocal goggle which is decent goggle at a great price. The bifocal diopter I ultimately needed was not offered in the DGX google, so I had to look elsewhere. I then found the TUSA CEOS google which sells with additional lens with bifocal lenses glued to them with the diopter I wanted. Actually I only put the bifocal lens in my left eye, which I’ve been very happy with.

    FYI: When I bought my TUSA google at my local dive shop they had several bifocal lens and offered to swap out lens until I got my desired diopter strength.
     
    chillyinCanada likes this.
  9. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    7,704
    5,016
    You sure that these are BIFOCAL lenses? I've never seen bifocal drop ins. Or bifocal standard lenses either. I'm amazed.
     
  10. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Michigan
    331
    113
    Maybe my terminology was incorrect. Both the DGX & TUSA masks start with standard/normal zero correction lenses and then glue in corrective glass insert(s) at the bottom of the lens just like bifocal reading glasses.
     
    tridacna likes this.

Share This Page