DGX Gears Rio Gauge Reader Mask

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The DGX Rio Two Lens Mask has a larger lens area for a wider field of vision.

DGX Gears Rio Gauge Reader Mask

DGX Rio Gauge Reader Lenses, +2.0
DGX Rio Two Lens Mask DGX Gears Rio Gauge Reader Mask DGX Rio Gauge Reader Lenses, +2.0 DGX Gears Rio Gauge Reader Mask
  • Popular double-lens mask with +1 to +3 diopters
  • High-quality silicone for comfortable fit
  • Read your SPG but offers clear sight at distances
  • Inset on each lens adds magnification
  • Fits most medium to wide faces

The DGX Rio 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 DGX Rio 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 bag.

When you order gauge reader lenses with a DGX Mask, we install the gauge reader lenses in your mask and place it in a mesh bag. We put the plano lenses (aka blanks) in the little white boxes that came with the gauge reader lenses and ship all four pieces. Our masks are returnable, but to receive a refund you must return all four pieces: Mask & bag plus the two plano lenses.

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Brand DGX Gears
SKU DX-401300GR
Weight 0.550000

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Lens work well but skirt sensitive to leaking if mask moved during equalising
Apr 6, 2023
I just bought this RIO reader mask with +2 lenses as I have been struggling to read all the info displayed on my Shearwater Perdix which I wear on my wrist. I have relatively short arms and could not hold the Perdix far enough a way to focus on it and so realized I needed a reader lens! On land for reading, depending on the distance, I am usually around a +1.5 to a +2.25 depending on reading distance, eg computer monitor or book . As I understand the focal distance is 1/D in meters, so in my case here D =2 and the lens should focus well at 50cm viewing distance. Maybe a +3 would have been a better choice but I tried a +3 reader on land and found it too strong . It is a shame there are no halves offered as 2.5 might have been ideal. in terms of the basic mask for comparison, my usual uncorrected mask is a Tusa Liberator I have had for over 20 years which never ever leaks. I have used the new RIO reader mask once so far so this is an early first opinion. In use the reader lens work as expected within the limitations described above on viewing distance, certainly better than no correction. The jury is still ut on whether a stronger lens would be better for me personally. However the RIO's silicone skirt seems a bit thin and sensitive to leaking compared to my older Tusa Liberator's skirt. I like to squeeze my nose to equalize at the start of descent and found that whenever I put my gloved fingers on my nose it to equalize it made the mask leak. That was with 5mm heavy gloves in 39F cold water , normally not an issue using my Tusa Liberator. Maybe with a thinner glove when things warm up I will have more feel and not have that problem so much with the RIO as it is clearly more prone to leaking if its position is disturbed. Since I am not planning to do extended deep dives, when I will most need to read the Perdix, in cold water then everything should work out with lighter weight gloves I hope.
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a good mask I will ...
Mar 19, 2023
a good mask I will probably order another one with a +3 in both lenses. it worked fine and did not leak. came already with the lenses switched out so I did not have to worry about screwing it up. I will go with +3 since my vision is getting a little worse and I want to have a spare available to me.
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This is my second time ...
Aug 17, 2020
This is my second time buying this mask, nothing wrong with the first one, but I needed a stronger lens (getting older). Delivery was fast ordered on Friday, arrived on Monday morning. I ordered an additional lens which fitted perfectly on my older mask so I have a backup spare whenever I need it. Very good customer service. Would recommend.
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A solid mask for a reasonable price
Mar 23, 2020
I've used this mask for 20-30 dives now and can say it's performed very well. I'm a fan of frameless masks (one solid piece of glass rather than two lenses) so I was reluctant to try the Rio, but I honestly don't notice the difference unless I'm looking at something very close. This is potentially a good mask for larger faces. Everybody is different, of course, but I have a large noggin with facial hair and almost never have a leakage problem. The mask fits well and stays put. I wish it had a wider silicone skirt, but that doesn't seem to affect its performance. For reading (above water) I typically use +1.5 - 1.75 diopters; for the Rio I ordered +2.0 which works good for the smallest, closest critters. If I was to order it again I would stick with +1.5, the same as above water, since I mostly need the reader lenses for reading my gauges.
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Great value for a gauge reader mask! And DGX customer service is outstanding!
Feb 2, 2020
The frame is almost an exact duplicate (size wise) with my old mask. Dive Gear Express installed the gauge reader lenses in the frame, and the reader lenses do magnify well enough. The silicone nose-and-skirt seals well. I have not dived with this mask, but I expect to enjoy it quite well, especially being able to read the smaller parts of my camera's display!
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Very good mask.
Mar 5, 2019
I only got to try this mask a few weeks ago in the Philippines. No fogging or leaking. Fits very well. It's a generic shape, so easy to get full corrective lenses if required. It gets the job done and done well.
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Rio gauge reader
Dec 2, 2018
Mask fits great. Lenses work great.
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old guy dive mask
Aug 19, 2018
Works great. I can see! It holds up well so I bought a second one. Thank you
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Slogan is right on the money
Aug 6, 2016
Quality products at the right price. I've ordered several items from DGX recently, in several orders. I asked if I could order both Ran and Rio reader-masks, +2.0 just like my reading glasses, to keep the best fitting and return the other for credit. No problem. The lenses are bonded to the mask, and I couldn't help myself. I had to pick at them to see if they would easily pry up. Nope - durability will only be determined with time, but they look durable (and I couldn't dislodge them with a dental pick). As always with DGX, shipping and delivery were prompt (and free). I placed my order on Friday about 1500, got a notification of shipment within the hour. It arrived on Tuesday, FL to MS. The Rio mask fit perfectly and is a great solution for an old guy with 20/20 distance vision but unable to see gauges. Every time I've ordered from DGX it is been on-time, right stuff, right price, perfect.
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good mask fair fit
Jul 27, 2016
the corrective lenses work great and seem like they will not come out unlike the do it your self inserts will. the silicon skirt is "ok" not a great great seal for larger faces
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Example water entry with diver protecting mask and regulator

This mask is not a "pool toy"; it is intended for use by SCUBA divers who are trained to make a proper water entry while protecting the mask and regulator with their hand. Improper handling or use may cause lenses to shatter upon impact.

Don't use toothpaste as an abrasive cleaner 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 liquid dish soap, baby shampoo, SeaQuick or SeaDrops defog.

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 "cylinder" and "axis" values, 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. Note, if your Rx sphere value is "+" then you are farsighted, also known as presbyopia, and unfortunately we only offer farsighted correction in the form of bifocal lenses.

If you need vision correction in order to read a book or view a phone screen, then you will benefit from using one of our bifocal "gauge reader" masks. A inset at the bottom 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. Conventional wisdom suggests you can estimate + diopter reading value by age: 40 years old -start with a +1, then 50 years old use +2, and 60 years old select +3. However, making your selection based on your personal vision prescription is best.

Finally, all the standard vision correcting masks offered by Dive Gear Express have the correction ground into the lenses themselves. The correction is not aftermarket 'stick on', each of the lenses are ground just like you would expect on a pair of eyeglasses. Please note that the bifocal gauge reader versions are a two layer lens bonded at the factory prior to grinding.