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Prescription scuba masks are the answer for divers who wear prescription eyeglasses. It does not matter whether you are near-sighted, far-sighted or require bifocals. With prescription masks, you can see as well underwater as you do wearing eyeglasses on land.
The best part is that divers don't need to buy a new dive mask. There are online opticians who will add a corrective lens to your existing dive mask. You just send your prescription and dive mask in the mail.
The corrective lens size is made as large as possible, so your clear vision will not be limited. The corrective lens is bonded to the glass plate with a clear adhesive, which should not come off.
If you wear contact lenses, you may still benefit from a prescription dive mask. Divers who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections unless their mask is sealed tightly. If water seeps in the mask, microscopic organisms can get trapped in your contacts and irritate your eyes.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|