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Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by sam51, May 16, 2017.

  1. sam51

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    hi all. do any of you guys, need glasses just for reading,
    what masts do you use for diving as regards to reading your instruments,
    thanks sam.
     
  2. Zubar

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    Do you mean masks?
     
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    What about the stick-on lenses? Do they work? Cost effective? Has anyone tried them? Where to get them? Fitting them?
     
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    tried them and they work, until the lens washes off. Which is normally very quickly. I use the gauge reader mask now.

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  7. splinter

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    I've just started using daily disposable contact lenses. I have the multifocal ones. They work OK underwater, but on the surface my distance vision is reduced slightly. Still OK for driving, but not as good as without them.

    I paid £43 for a box of 30 pairs from Boots and claimed it back on my health insurance.



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    I use daily disposables from Daysoft at £14 for 30 pairs.
     
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    Thinking of the stick-on lenses as they'll work with the mask that fits & suits me, and I don't wear contacts. Bit of a faff that the lenses wash off!

    Another question, for those with larger prescriptions, what's it like to have the fitted glasses within the mask?
     
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    I've just tweaked the thread title
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    Get a NERD, it will work without optical correction.

    I used to use masks with bonded correction by Axis Optical but they seem to have changed to http://www.divesight.co.uk and are pretty expensive. Dave Whitlow has inherited my sole remaining one as I now have bionic implants that mean I no longer need specs.
     
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    The 'stick ons' will fall off pretty quickly in my experience.

    I've got one of the masks shown earlier, from prescription swimming googles and it's a much better solution.

    Of course, the mask fits me, if it doesn't fit your face, it won't be! :D

    M
     
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    Not so good for us old codgers that need bifocals?
     
  16. Doomanic

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    Contacts for your far vision, the mask for near.
     
  17. Alex Denny

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    No... I'm afraid not. Sorry. :(
     
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    hi all, got a couple of tusa freedom masks, with +2.5 reading gauges , for my computer.
    bloody things have started flooding , well not that bad, water is coming in,
    doing mask clearing every few minutes,, right pain , apart form face change, which is not that dramatic,
    i cant put my finger on the problem, tusa masks were about £60 each, and the lenses about £30 each so not that cheap.
    thnks sam.
     

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