Pellaz wrote:IronTom wrote:Question on snorkeling gear. I'm horribly disfigured in that I can only see a couple inches in front of my face without glasses. I'm disfigured in other ways to, but that's a different thread
I've read there are masks with special lenses for people in my predicament. Is it common practice for gear rental places to carry such masks?
So, I found out that if you know your diopter measurements, you can get a prescription mask fairly easily and with fast'n'free shipping on eBay. Pricing seems to be around $60, which isn't too terrible for a mask with different Rx's for each eye. Might be slightly cheaper if both eyes are the same.
Search for "Prescription Scuba Dive Snorkeling Mask." The ones I've found have mostly been made by Promate (a brand I have several masks from; I like 'em) and from seller "getwetstore," who I've used successfully for several transactions. Might be worth the investment.
Thanks for the recommendations! When I had been looking into it, I couldn't seem to find anything for less than $100 but I may have limited my search to goggles that could fit glasses since my "prescription" is a few years old already. My eyes don't change hardly at all, so I only get a new 'script when I need to replace lenses, about every 3 years.
I read somewhere that some dive organizers would sometimes have goggles on hand that had some level of correction in the lenses, sort of like reading glasses off the rack, and that coupled with the natural magnification of the water seemed to be enough for most to have a good time.
I might try digging out an old pair and taking the arms off and mounting them in a less expensive mask.