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Obtaining your Prescription for Dive Mask Lenses

We love our eyes and agree with the recommendations to get an annual comprehensive vision exam. Did you know the FTC requires your eye doctor to give you a copy of your prescription following your exam.

If you don’t have a copy of your prescription handy or if you misplaced the one provided by your eye doctor, give them a call and ask about obtaining a copy. If for any reason, you would rather not contact your doctor’s office, simply complete the form below authorizing us to access your prescription records. Send it back to us via email or fax, and we will contact your doctor’s office directly to obtain your prescription.

Once we receive your prescription, we will contact you to complete your purchase.

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Why We Use Zeiss Glass Lenses

Ever since my mom showed me how she developed film negatives in the laundry room of our house, I have been interested in photography. From that moment, I have been passionate about taking pictures on land and underwater.

About a year ago, I purchased one of my dream cameras – a Hasselblad 500c, a medium format film camera. When choosing the lens for the camera, Hasselblad went with the correct choice of a Carl Zeiss lens. The 80mm Zeiss lens fitted on my 500c still captures beautiful images today. You can see one of the images I took on this camera here on this page. In fact, when NASA had to decide on which camera to send to the moon on the Apollo Missions, they also chose a Hasselblad 500c derivative with a Zeiss lens! Zeiss began manufacturing glass optics in the 1800s and their reputation for quality exists through today. When a customer buys a rifle scope, binoculars, or camera lens made by Zeiss, they know they can expect the highest quality in the field. When I selected the optical lenses to use for our dive masks, I made the same decision as Victor Hasselblad – Zeiss glass. Whilst the optical industry has largely moved away from glass to cheaper polycarbonate lenses, the scratch resistance and optical clarity of glass are unparalleled. This is why you never see a quality microscope, telescope, or binoculars that use polycarbonate lenses.

Image taken in 2017 with Josh’s Hasselblad using the original Zeiss lens

Whether you send us your mask or buy your mask from us, our prescription lenses are almost always Zeiss glass*. Our commitment to quality, whilst still achieving the best price in the industry, starts by using the highest quality materials available. I could increase our bottom line by using a cheaper glass, or polycarbonate lens, but as a fellow diver, I want you to have the best. To our knowledge, we are the only manufacturer of dive mask lenses using Zeiss glass.

*Due to some glass shortages in high index glass for stronger prescriptions, some of our dive masks may use high quality non-Zeiss glass.


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Why Bonded Lenses?

When you receive your mask back from our lab, you will notice the front tempered glass of the mask has not been replaced. We bond high-quality Zeiss glass lenses into your mask with an optically clear chemical bonding agent.
By bonding glass lenses into your mask (or one of our masks if you buy a mask from us), we can precisely match your prescription, unlike drop-in lenses which replace the front glass of some masks and can only approximate your prescription. Additional drop-in lenses cannot correct for astigmatism.
When you place your order with us, we send you a UPS shipping label and instructions for shipping your mask directly to our lab. One of the most important steps described is how to mark your pupil location on the outside of your mask with a sharpie. That step enables us to place the optical center of the prescription lens right where you need it.
Additionally, by bonding the lenses to your mask, we can guarantee our lenses from clouding or de-bonding, for life.