Quick Guide to Prescription Snorkel Mask

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If you’ve watched the film Notting Hill, you probably can still remember the scene where Hugh Grant wore his prescription snorkel mask to the cinema because his glasses were nowhere to be found.

Yes, you probably didn’t know it back then but you can get some prescription items aside from your regular eyeglasses. 

Today, many scuba divers opt to wear their contact lenses every time they go scuba diving because it’s convenient and quick. 

However, there are a lot of concerns associated with using them so prescription snorkel masks are considered a safer and better option. 

Snorkelling with Contact Lenses or Eyeglasses 

Gone are the days when scuba diving or snorkelling with poor eyesight is a big problem. Numerous solutions are available ranging from more affordable quick fixes to expert solutions that can offer glasses wearers a clearer view once they get underwater. 

customized prescription snorkeling mask
Most pre-made prescription snorkel masks will have the same prescription in each eye, so this may not be the right option for you if you have a different prescription in each eye or an unusually high prescription. You might want to contact dive shops specializing in prescription snorkel masks and have one customized to your particular needs.

What should you do if your eyesight isn’t too great but you have always wanted to go diving or snorkelling or at least experience its adrenaline rush?

Don’t worry because you’ve got a few options to choose from.

Try Prescription Snorkelling Masks with Premade Lenses

Prescription snorkelling masks with premade lenses are ideal solutions that offer the best value for money. Premade corrective lenses are often available for far sight ranging from +1.0 to +4.0 and for near sight ranging from -1.0 to -10.0 with both cases having increments of 0.5 depending on the maker or manufacturer. Bifocal lenses are available at times as well. You can also order different prescription strengths for each eye. 

Opt for Snorkelling Masks with Drop-in Lenses 

You can also opt for snorkelling masks with changeable lenses. Bigger manufacturers of dive gear and equipment provide masks with detachable masks. The diver can simply replace them to match their prescription ones. 

How do you choose prescription dive masks?

These masks are also an ideal solution for people who know that they need different strengths after some time, saving them from having to purchase a new mask all over again. Instead, they can simply switch the lenses when the need arises.

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