Swim goggles and diving masks can sharpen your vision and keep your eyes safer when you work and play underwater. If you normally wear corrective eyeware, prescription goggles or masks will increase your enjoyment underwater and make seeing obstacles and hazards much easier.
Swim goggles and diving masks have lenses that have a pocket of air between them and the wearer’s eyes. This focuses light more precisely, creating clearer vision underwater. This applies even if you don’t wear corrective glasses on land.
The professionals at Doyle Opticians and Marcus Opticians are specialists in sports eyewear and can assist you in adjusting your prescription for the best underwater clarity.
Light behaves differently in water than in air, causing visual distortion. This means that when you are swimming or diving, objects in your field of vision may appear to be closer and larger than they actually are.
If you do wear corrective lenses, you will also need corrective lenses to see clearly underwater. Your mask can even have a bifocal mounted or installed if you wear a multifocal lens in either contact lenses or eyeglasses on land. Your choice of a diving mask or goggles will depend on what you do in the water and your specific visual needs.
Diving masks, whether used for scuba diving or snorkeling, are generally large and rectangular. They cover the area from the forehead to almost the bottom of the store. Made from hypoallergenic and durable soft silicone, these masks have a double-flanged face seal to keep them watertight.
There are two different types of prescription masks; one has a prescription in the entire lens (lens plate is the actual prescription lens) and the other lens option is mounted to the inside of the existing lens face plate. The prescription may have limitations on which lens type can be used.
It is not recommended to swim, snorkel or dive with contact lenses and if a corrective lens is needed, prescription goggles or masks are the perfect option.
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