• Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

Perscription Lenses For Mask

Thread Status: Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.


New Member
Jun 17, 2003
My eyes are getting worse so i may have to move onto perscription lenses do you guys know if cressi or any other brands do some sought of perscription for your masks, or does the optomitrist do all that for you:confused:

Hi Nath,

In my experience, the opticians may be able to sell you a mask. However, the one mine offered was of quite a high volume (i.e. 'scuba mask'.

Many manufacturers offer 'prescription lenses' built into their retail masks. These tend to be simple spherical lenses that are not suitable for people with astigmatism.

If you have a complex prescription (I have astigmatism and prisms, for example) I believe that the best way to go may be to have lenses cemented into your existing mask. You can also wear certain types of contacts (although you will have to hope your mask doesn't flood).

The best thing is to visit your optometrist and ask their opinion.
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing


ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2024 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Ocean Advocacy and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.