Visual problems solutions


Please take note that whatever your visual problem is, you must first consult your optometrist for an eye exam who could then advise you more adequately. The indications given here are general and can only give you a general idea about possible solutions.

Identify your visual problem

As a general rule, the vast majority of people have a normal vision or have one of the usual vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and starting around 40 years, presbyopia. The solutions presented here refer to the usual vision problem. For any other more severe visual handicap cases, you need to be advised by your optometrist.

The solutions presented here will cover only the hyperopia and presbyopia. The other usual problems are normally resolved by a prescription from your optometrist during a visit.

Mask with convex glasses with the wearing of contact lenses

HydroOptix

That type of solution is a complete optical solution. The glasses of the mask are convex. The wearing of contact lenses is needed while underwater as well as a pair of eyeglasses on the surface.

It is a diving mask where glasses are convex instead of being flat as for most of the diving masks. Wearing the mask, the person having one of the usual vision problems will have to wear a pair of contact lenses while using the mask underwater. This is to cancel the effects of refraction between air and water when the lights goes through the glasses of the mask. In order to restaure the vision while at surface, a pair of eyeglasses needs to be used during the surface interval. At the end of the dive, the contact lenses have to be removed.

The diving mask and the eyeglasses (when needed) can only be obtained by order from the company HydroOptix.

Replacement of mask’s glasses by correctives glasses

Cressi Sub

It is a diving mask that can be purchased with correctives lenses. If your visual problem is related to hyperopia. You can buy a mask with the correctives lenses to fit your prescription. Regarding a problem related to presbyopia, the correctives lenses are available with a bifocal type.

It can be purchased with a prescription from Cressi Sub or from your diving shop reseller of the brand.

Mares

It is a diving mask that can be purchase with correctives lenses. If your visual problem is one related to hyperopia going from -1 to -10. You can buy a mask with the correctives lenses adapted to your prescription.

It can be purchased with a prescription from Mares or from your diving shop reseller of the brand.

Sea Vision

It is a diving mask that can be purchase with correctives lenses. If your visual problem is one related to hyperopia or presbyopia up to +2. You can buy a mask with the correctives lenses adapted to your prescription.

It can be purchased with a prescription from Sea Vision or from your diving shop reseller of the brand.

Tusa

Some diving masks can be purchased with correctives lenses. If your visual problem is one related to hyperopia from -1 to -8 or presbyopia up to +1 à +4.5 (by 0.5 increment). You can buy a mask with the correctives lenses adapted to your prescription.

It can be purchased with a prescription from Tusa or from your diving shop reseller of the brand.

Utilization of correctives lenses inside the mask

The great advantage in general over other solutions is to be able to use other type of mask.

Aquavision

The corrective lenses can be obtained by order with a prescription from Aquavision Plus, 8465 Viau Boulevard, Saint-Léonard, Quebec, Canada, H1R 2T6, 514 328-2334 or FAX 514 326-3656.

They are glued on the neutral glasses of the mask. They can be removed and glued again into another mask. Some other methods may be applied depending on the mask.

DiveOptx

It is a corrective lenses for presbyopia going from +1.00 to +3.00 diopter. You only need to follow the procedure in order to install them in any diving mask. It is an advantage as an emergency solution. It is not a long term duration solution. You need to avoid leaving your mask under the sun due to lenses deformation that could occur. After a long time, due to temperature variations, the lenses will fall from the glasses of your diving mask. Please believe me, they will fall off.

It can be purchased with a prescription from Optx or from your preferred diving shop reseller of the brand.

Hilco

Hilco sells scuba diving mask as described before but lens too can that can be installed in a mask. Hilco has to be contacted with a prescription, prices are on the web site.

Mask or lenses can be obtained by order with a prescription from Hilco U.S.A. or from many resellers like Sport Eyes.

Prescription Dive Masks

It is corrective glasses that are installed on the inner part of the mask`s glasses.

The corrective glasses can be obtained with a prescription from Prescription Dive Masks U.S.A.

Rx Dive Mask

The corrective lenses can be obtained by order with a prescription from Rx Dive Mask U.S.A.

Contact lenses

For that type of solution, you only need to wear a pair of contact lenses while diving. You need to obtain a prescription from your eye specialist during your next visit.

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