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Help for older eyes needed

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by BoatingDave, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Saboteur

    Saboteur Regular of the Pub

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    Sounds fantastic. Glad you had a great outcome. The surgeons skill is key on this procedure. A work acquintance had it done and it was botched. Can't be repositioned or removed without severe risk to vision. If anyone is thinking of doing this be sure the surgeon is very experienced with it.
     
  2. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    Gonna go out on a limb and wager that you don't pick up dive gear on Ebay.
     
  3. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

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    A couple of good local dive shops do the maintainance that I can't do (and since I didn't buy it from them they get well paid for their work).
    Purchases are either direct from the manufacturer (at a major discount) or off Ebay with Paypal or Craigslist & cohorts with cash.
    Within the next 3 years I'll have to buy 2 new MTM Kallweit Drysuits (Local) to replace my older ones and a pair of SF Tech MTM Classic Drysuits (400km away) before I retire to northern Florida.
    If I can get a good price for my (tuned to the max) SF2 I'll buy and crossover to a JJ.

    Glad that I don't have to buy 1-2 pairs of lightweight bifocal high refraction index glasses every year, that frees up at least another thousand every year for diving.
     
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  4. Chris_A

    Chris_A Angel Fish

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    I am in the same boat as I need reading glasses and I do wear bifocals due to me have a two TBI's from Iraq and Afghanistan my vision is not what it used to be. I was thinking of just doing the what some of you have done and get the inserts but talking with the local dive shop they recommended I go with the prescription lenses in my mask. I have another annual eye appointment coming up so I will see if anything has changed and if I need a new prescription then I will take that and get something made for a new mask.
     
  5. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    You aren't wearing bifocals and reading glasses because of two TBIs from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    You're wearing bifocals and reading glasses because you're old.
     
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  6. Chris_A

    Chris_A Angel Fish

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    Yeah well there that also.:D

    The funny thing is I never had problems with my vision until that. I started having to wear glasses while I was still in but didn't need the reading glasses until about year ago.
     
  7. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    Early to mid 40s for most of us. You did better than most, probably because you're a little myopic and it bought you more time.
     
  8. Chris_A

    Chris_A Angel Fish

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    Yeah I don't but I always ate all of my vegetables as well.:rofl3:
     
  9. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    I've got two masks. One is without correction, that's the one I'm using when I'm wearing contacts. To be able to read my computer and see my camera's viewfinder screen properly, I'm wearing monovision contacts. The right one corrects for distance vision, the left one corrects for close vision and is +1.5 diopters different from my distance correction. I get a mite seasick the first hour or so that I'm wearing them, but after that I'm fine. The other mask has prescription glasses for distance correction, and that's the one I'm using when I don't wear contacts. I've bough a cheap pair of stick-on correction lenses on Amazon, and they work well enough that I'm able to both read my computer and see my camera's viewfinder screen well enough to be able to compose my shot.
     
  10. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    You don't what?
     

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