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Prescription lens for mask?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Aqua-Andy, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    It's about that time, I've been putting it off but it just keeps getting harder and harder to see my dive computer and camera screen. The majority of my correction is for astigmatism so off the shelf snap in lenses won't work for me. I was looking for recommendations on what company to use for custom ground lenses.
     
  2. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

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    Several threads here on that topic. My wife and I have our prescriptions ground into our Seavision masks.
     
  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Highly recommended. I have different RX left and right and different astigmatism left and right. I sent them a mask and asked for the right lens to be distance only and the left lens to be a bi-focal for reading computer & guages. Bought a new mask in my favorite model, , cleaned the inside, sent it to them, and got back a perfect vision mask.
     
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  4. herman

    herman Divemaster

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  5. Aqua-Andy

    Aqua-Andy Solo Diver

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    70BB34CE-E4D6-45A4-BF1F-35619FE31AEF.jpeg I decided to go with prescriptiondivemasks.com, and purchased a new Scubamax MK153 to send them. This is the mask I have been diving for 11 years now an fits my face beautifully. Their website says turnaround time is 15 to 20 working days, it was more like 30 days. When I got the mask back and tried it on everything was very blurry. I promptly called them and spoke to the receptionist and she as me to use my left eye and look through the right lens an then do the opposite. The prescription was correct just on the wrong sides. She promptly sent me a return label and I sent it back the next day. I was told that I would be set to the front of the waiting line as this was their mistake. Two weeks later I received a new mask back with lenses in the proper positions. Now that I have done a couple of dives with the new mask I wish I would have done this years ago. So all said and done I will be using this company again, it’s not that they messed up it’s how they handled the process of making it right. As for the original turnaround time they do offer a quicker service for an additional fee.
     
  6. tep

    tep ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Prescriptiondive masks.com ++

    They did my first set of “gauge readers”, and when I graduated to bifocals, they did those too. Also did full lenses for my son and wife. No bobbles in any of those 4 masks. They’re local so I did drop off and pick up.

    I suspect that in another 2 years, they’ll be doing a set of full lenses for me
     

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