DiveSight | Prescription Bonded Lenses for Perfect Underwater Vision
If you have less-than-perfect eyesight and are looking for a scuba diving mask – or swimming goggles – with lenses to precisely match your prescription, DiveSight can provide a solution.
Established by a highly experienced, sports-qualified optometrist, DiveSight has been in operation for more than 12 years and has supplied masks across the globe. If you have difficulty reading your gauges clearly and safely, and if you find that your vision is preventing you from fully enjoying the wonders of the undersea world, then DiveSight's optical expertise can provide divers with all they will need to enhance their underwater vision.
It goes without saying that good vision is essential to any sport. Whether you participate at a competitive level, or purely for enjoyment, being able to see ‘properly’ is a major factor. Some sports can present particular difficulties for spectacle-wearers, and none more so than scuba diving. There are very few masks that will fit comfortably over a pair of spectacles, and wearing contact lenses while diving can not only cause the wearer some discomfort, but also carries a risk of infection if proper aftercare is not applied. A flooded mask may well mean that you lose them entirely.
More often than not, divers accept the fact that their underwater vision isn’t all they would like it to be, but DiveSight has focused on the problems of underwater visual impairment so that divers can focus on getting maximum enjoyment from their diving. DiveSight does not sell 'off the shelf', clip in or stick-on corrective lenses, but sells a wide range of masks - or you can send them your existing mask - which can be glazed with a diver's precise prescription.
Most ready-made 'off the shelf' prescription lenses sold with dive masks have lenses with 0.5 dipotre increments - whereas accurate prescription lenses are usually available in 0.25 dioptre increments. As a result, most optical lenses will only correct a diver's vision to the nearest approximate power of their prescription, relying on the eye’s flexibility to try and adjust for the uncorrected error.
Furthermore, off-the-shelf lenses only offer spherical corrections, mostly for short-sightedness (myopia) and a very limited range for correcting far-sightedness (hyperopia) – and there are none available with any correction for cylindrical (astigmatic) elements of the visual impairment, which affects up to 30 per cent of the world's population.
DiveSight is run by a highly experienced Optometrist who also holds a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Sports Vision. Not only can DiveSight offer divers the widest choice of top-name masks available; DiveSight can also provide the best advice regarding suitability for your particular visual and diving requirements.