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Limits on + correction

Discussion in 'See the Sea RX' started by lowviz, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Curious,

    What is the greatest + correction that you provide and do you possibly offer graded lenses?

    Welcome! Glad you are here.
     
  2. JoshSTS

    JoshSTS Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Houston
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    Great question- We have actually gone as high as -28 on one eye and -21 on the other as in this mask below. We actually have a post about prescription strength on our site.
    Tusa-Mask-with-High-Prescription-Lenses-292x300.jpg
    This was a pretty cool project for a unique customer that always wanted to scuba dive, but could not.
    I don't have any way to prove it, but I believe this may be the stronger prescription put in a dive mask ever.

    Positive corrections are interesting and can be more challenging, as in dive mask the entire prescription is surfaced into the back of the lens due to the need for the front of the lens to be flat (plano in optical lingo). We have gone as high as +10, but could likely go a bit stronger.

    On the super strong prescriptions, we do land up with a smaller piece of glass to work with, and it becomes increasingly important for us to know exactly where your eyes sit in the dive mask.

    By graded, do you mean a tint that goes in a gradient across the lens, or a tinted lens. We are experimenting with some different tints, and do offer them on a special order basis (although this does add time), but we are not offering them widely yet.

    - Josh
     
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  3. Fathom044

    Fathom044 Barracuda

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    I have an Atomic with the UltraClear Schott Superwite glass lens. Are the Lens that you put in clear as well or do they have a tint?
    And, would they be installed in two pieces (one for each side) or one piece like the mask?
     
  4. JoshSTS

    JoshSTS Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Houston
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    Hey Fathom- Great to hear from you.
    We do Atomic masks all the time. Atomic puts really awesome glass in their masks. We use Zeiss glass which has great clarity and is clear. Tints are available as a special order.
    You are right that it is two separate lenses. Please see the below examples of some Atomic masks we have done.
    It says you are in Houston? If so, give us a shout- we would love to have you come by and meet us.
    Atomic Prescription Dive Mask by See the Sea RX.JPG Atomic Prescription Dive Mask by See the Sea RX (2).JPG
     
  5. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
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    I should have asked if you offer progressive lenses. Something like +3 to +1 for the near correction and no correction for distance.

    Thank you for your detailed answers above.
     
  6. JoshSTS

    JoshSTS Angel Fish

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    Location: Houston
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    Progressive lenses don't really offer you an advantage underwater and add significant cost. Can it be done? Yes but think about 1.5x to 2x our normal cost.
    If you need only near vision, we can create a custom reading lens for you in whatever shape you'd like at the bottom (or even the top) of your dive mask.
     
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