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#73781 - 09/18/03 11:07 AM snorkeling
alaska Offline
Do they have masks for people that wear glasses? Can't see with out them.

#73782 - 09/18/03 11:09 AM Re: snorkeling
Chloe Offline
Amazing how much better you can see under water, without glasses.
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#73783 - 09/18/03 12:02 PM Re: snorkeling
Tippy Offline
In England you had your eyes tested and then had lens put into your face mask just for you.


#73784 - 09/18/03 01:03 PM Re: snorkeling
Barbara K Offline
Yes, Blue Hole Dive Shop (in town) & Fanta Sea (at Victoria House) rent prescription masks. They don't cost much more than regular masks either! Makes a huge difference!!!

#73785 - 09/18/03 03:22 PM Re: snorkeling
Debbie Offline
Do you also wear contacts? I snorkeled with mine and didn't have any trouble. I just had to be extra careful when pulling my mask off. Matter of fact, I had my son fitted for contacts for this very reason before we went on vacation. He had always worn glasses. Worked wonderfully for him as well.

#73786 - 09/19/03 10:37 AM Re: snorkeling
here's a cheap and easy way to see while you snorkle if you are not going to buy a mask with a prescription lens; remove the stem pieces (i think that's what you call them)from an old pair of glasses and put the frames with the lenses inside of your mask. it works.

also, i can fix anything on the face of the earth with duct tape. i even taped a duct with it once. just ask me how!!!

#73787 - 09/19/03 02:55 PM Re: snorkeling
Barbara K Offline
I believe the prescription mask rental is only $5 (and a cc deposit so you return it.)

#73788 - 09/19/03 03:10 PM Re: snorkeling
mobunny Offline
I ordered a prescription lense mask at our local dive shop before I went to AC last March for the first time. I have an astigmatism as well as being very nearsighted. From what I understand the rental prescription lenses don't correct for the astigmatism. It was well worth the expense. Have a wonderful trip. Marie

#73789 - 09/19/03 04:20 PM Re: snorkeling
Barbara K Offline
yes, they don't correct for astigmatism and they are not precise - more like small, med, large correction. But they work pretty well for the occasional snorkeling trip.


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