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Ordering Vision Correcting Lenses for Dive Masks

To order, consult your eyeglass or contact prescription for the proper amount of spherical power correction, and then select the mask lenses. When reading your prescription, "OS" means your left eye, and "OD" means your right eye. The power of the correction amount is referred to as the "sphere" value expressed in diopters, and we offer vision correction lenses pre-manufactured in a range of diopter values. If your Rx also has an "axis" value, you have an astigmatism and our lenses do not correct for astigmatism.

The sphere strength for the lenses that correct nearsightedness, i.e. for divers that require distance vision correction, are negative values ranging from -1.0 to -8.0 diopter in half diopters. If you have a quarter diopter prescription, then increase to the next higher diopter. For example, if the Rx is -1.75, then increase to -2.0 diopter. If one eye needs no correction, then order a "Plano" lens for that side.

If you need vision correction in order to read a book or view a computer screen, then you will benefit from using one of our bifocal "gauge reader" masks. A half circle inset at the bottom corner of each lens adds magnification to see close-up objects, such as gauges, with clarity and yet still provide a means for clear sight at distances. A magnification of +2 diopters works for most people but some masks can be configured with bifocal lenses of +1, +2 or +3 diopters. If your Rx is "+" then you are farsighted, unfortunately we only offer farsighted correction in the form of bifocal lenses.

Finally, all the vision correcting and gauge reader masks offered by Dive Gear Express have the magnification ground into the lenses themselves. The correction is not aftermarket 'stick on' or 'glue in' or adhered in any way. Our customers very plainly tell us the aftermarket solutions simply don't work well, and we don't bother selling them. For all our vision masks, each of the lenses are ground just like you would expect on a pair of eyeglasses.



> Dive Rite Mask with Vision Correcting Lenses
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DR Double Lens Mask w/Vision Correcting Lenses Dive Rite offers optional vision correcting lenses that you can order installed in their popular ES130 double lens mask. These vision correcting lenses are for divers who require distance vision correction (i.e., the diver is "nearsighted" and the Rx Sphere value is a "-" diopter. If your Rx is "+" you are "farsighted" and need our gauge reader mask below.) Your mask and lenses will be assembled and will Ship Today. The Dive Rite double lens mask fits nearly every standard-to-wide face and will accommodate facial hair, large noses, and high brows.


SeaDive® SeaVenture Mask with Vision Correcting Lenses
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SeaVenture Mask with Vision Correcting Lenses

The SeaVenture mask may be fitted with -1.50 to -8.00 diopter vision correcting lenses, for divers who are nearsighted. Your mask and lens will be assembled and will Ship Today. The SeaVenture offers a slightly larger faceplate and lens area, with the tradeoff that the mask is not quite as low volume. The SeaVenture mask with vision correcting lenses fits most medium-to-wide faces, but is not recommended if you have facial hair or prominent laugh lines. Includes a quality protective storage box.


> Dive Rite Gauge Reader Mask
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Gauge Seen Through +2.00 Diopter Lens The Dive Rite ES130 low-volume double-lens mask is available with +2.0 diopter gauge reader lenses. A half circle inset at the bottom corner of each lens adds magnification to see close-up objects, such as gauges, with clarity and yet still provide a means for clear sight at distances. The mask fits nearly every standard-to-wide face and will accommodate facial hair, large noses, and high brows. Side View of Gauge Reader Lens

If you don't know exactly what amount of magnification you require, +2.0 diopter is the most common value found in gauge reader masks. If you prefer a different power of magnification, have a different bifocal requirement in each eye, or prefer a larger bifocal lens, then we suggest you consider the SeaDive Gauge Reader Mask.


SeaDive® SeaVenture Gauge Reader Mask
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Gauge Seen Through +2.00 Diopter Lens The SeaVenture mask may be fitted with +1.00 to +3.00 diopter gauge reader lenses help take the guesswork out of interpreting the displays of gauges and computers. An inset across the entire bottom of each lens adds magnification to see close-up objects, such as gauges and computers, with clarity and yet still provide a means for clear sight at distances. The SeaVenture mask fits most medium-to-wide faces, but is not recommended if you have facial hair or prominent laugh lines. Includes a quality protective storage box.


Warning
WARNING
Don't use toothpaste on modern dive masks, especially those masks that have optical quality ultra-clear glass lenses, vision correction lenses or 'optical coatings' on the lenses. You will either damage the lenses, or needlessly waste toothpaste since most modern toothpaste formulations are not at all abrasive. The same goes for using a lighter to 'burn' the lens to prepare a new mask. Dive Gear Express will not warranty masks that have been treated with abrasives or burned with lighters. Most new dive masks do have mold release agents in the flexible skirt that during storage will migrate to the surface of the lens and cause fogging. These deposits can be safely removed with an extra application of a powerful surfactant like baby shampoo, SeaQuick or SeaDrops defog.

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Pricing for Vision Correcting and Gauge Reader Masks

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Dive Rite Mask (All Black) with Vision Correcting Lenses  DR-ES128V Dive Rite Mask (All Black) with Vision Correcting Lenses
In Stock  $99.00
Dive Rite Mask  (Clear Skirt w/Red Frame) with Vision Correcting Lenses  DR-ES128RED-V Dive Rite Mask (Clear Skirt w/Red Frame) with Vision Correcting Lenses
In Stock  $99.00
SeaDive® SeaVenture Mask with Vision Correcting Lenses  EBI-401C SeaDive® SeaVenture Mask with Vision Correcting Lenses
In Stock  $149.95
Dive Rite Gauge Reader Mask (All Black)  DR-ES130GR Dive Rite Gauge Reader Mask (All Black) In Stock  $170.00
Dive Rite Gauge Reader Mask (Clear Skirt w/Red Frame)  DR-ES130RED-GR Dive Rite Gauge Reader Mask (Clear Skirt w/Red Frame) In Stock  $170.00
SeaDive® SeaVenture Gauge Reader Mask  EBI-401B SeaDive® SeaVenture Gauge Reader Mask
In Stock  $159.95
Slap Strap, Plain All Black  INV-SS0901 Slap Strap, Plain All Black In Stock  $9.95
Personalized Slap Strap  EMBROIDER Personalized Slap Strap
2-3 Days  $21.95
Replacement Mask Box, Plastic, 2-Piece, Brand May Vary  EBI-BOX Replacement Mask Box, Plastic, 2-Piece, Brand May Vary In Stock  $6.50

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Prices in currencies other than US $ are approximations and should be used as a guide only.
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