DGX Rio Gauge Reader Mask
Please note that the bifocal gauge reader versions are a two layer lens bonded at the factory prior to grinding.
DGX 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 person found the following review helpfulold guy dive mask
on 19 August, 2018Works great. I can see! It holds up well so I bought a second one. Thank you
1 person found the following review helpfulSlogan is right on the money
on 6 August, 2016Quality 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.
1 person found the following review helpfulgood mask fair fit
on 27 July, 2016the 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
1 person found the following review helpfulWicked good mask!
on 27 April, 2016Sigh...Getting older and finding it tougher to read my gauges for diving here in New England waters. Tried the stick in lenses but they never stayed stuck in and so bought the DGX Rio Gauge Reader mask. Awesome! It is an excellent quality mask, good price, fits well and the readers are just what I needed. I also like the padded sack it comes in. Highly recommended! Thanks!
1 person found the following review helpfulGood but not for broad faces
on 2 March, 2016A quality mask with bonded on magnifying inserts inside. Appears smaller to me than my old Atomic mask and as I have a broad face and some wrinkles etc I just could not get this to seal for any length of time. Frustrating but not DGE's fault. Great price and most likely works fine on normal size heads!
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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 "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.