We have a large range of both masks and goggles that can take corrective lenses, from the View swim goggles that have a massive range of lenses to suit just about anyone, masks from Scubapro, Tusa and Apollo with corrective lenses which can be swapped out to the very top end of a fully custom made lense to suit those with astigmatism or multi vocal graduated lense requirements.
Ready made lenses in a range of diopters
We have a range of masks that we can fit lenses to that are ready to go, this provides a cheaper option than a full custom made lense fitted to a dive mask.
We carry a range of Scubapro and Tusa mask which we have a range of lenses for and can usually fit while you wait.
Lenses can range from -1.5 to -8 diobters for short sighted
for long sightedness +1 to +4.5 diopter
Bi Focal +1 to +4.5 diopter
Your prescription may include a SPH, CYL, Axis, ADD and Pupillary Distance (PD). If your prescription does not include one of those it simply means that you do not require that corrective power.
Right eye parameters
Left eye parameters
Sphere indicates the amount of lens power prescribed for nearsightedness or farsightedness.
A Cylinder (CYL) and Axis is required to correct Astigmatism. Both parameters will be required together.
This provides magnifying power for reading, progressive and bifocal lenses.
Ready made lenses in a range of diopters
View VPS500A Platina Parts Kit
This versatile corrective lens can be inserted into the V500A Platina swimming goggle - Or it can also be used with the VPS500A parts Kit to create a truly unique swimming goggle to your exact prescription.
Please note: these are sold individually and you will need to purchase 2 if you require a pair.
Some assembly required - please advise us if you would like these corrective lenses fitted in the warehouse.
Custom made lenses in a range of Masks
We use Ozbob to build custom lenses from your prescription, either you can supply your own mask or you can purchace one from us, with your prescription we send it away to Ozbob and in two weeks he has made your lenses to suit and glued them to your mask. This option allows for astigmatism and multifocal lenses. Prices range from $350 to $450 depending on prescription and mask selection. Call us on (07)3857 7255 and speakto Di or Mark and we can help you pick the right mask for you.
The following is a series of FAQ's from OZbob's webpage that might be able to assist you with your selection of Mask.
1. Are the lenses ground into one piece?
No the lenses are made just like spectacle lenses except the curves are different then they are shaped and glued onto the inside of the original mask lenses.
2. Can I buy them at the scuba shop?
You can buy the mask but the lenses are specially made so they have to be manufactured by us, the scuba shop can have them made through us on your behalf.
3. My friend is short-sighted he purchased lenses through the scuba shop?
True, the only ready made lenses available over the counter are easy Myopic lenses e.g.:- -3.00 up to –8.00, these are simple powers but still good if you only need simple minus lenses.
4. I have Astigmatism can you do that?
Yes, a straight minus lens as described before creates a single focus in the eye, Astigmatic people have 2 points of focus inside there eye. To check if ready made or custom made is needed always ring us first. If O/s Dial (+61) In Oz ring 0434 519 114.
5. I have worn glasses all my life I now need extra help to read gauges can you make these.
A Bifocal is a lens with distance vision and reading vision built into one lens, this lens can also have Astigmatism , it can also be Positive powered or Negative powered, in fact we can make almost anything. Divers in the 40+ age group may only need help with gauges and camera's, a pair of gauge readers are all that is needed.
6. Can I use big single plate masks?
We can make these but they are cosmetically ugly, we much prefer the medium to smaller masks so the lenses can fit in neater, but at the end of the day the fish don’t care for looks. Visit our photo's page to view some of the shape's we use.
7. Can I use Contact lenses instead of Ozbob lenses?
You can but if one comes out or you get something under one lens you may run into problems, especially if you are at depth and cannot surface straight away. A Bubble of air under a lens is also painful and dangerous.
8. Can I claim some money back from my health fund in Australia?
Yes if you are covered for optical and have not used up your claims in the health funds claiming period.
9. My Optometrist said the centre’s have to be right?
True this is why even a simple -3.00 in ready-made’s for example can be not quite right. The centre’s or PD ( Pupillary Distance) of ready made’s are set approx 60mm apart. People’s eye’s vary in separation from lets say 58mm up to 71mm so ready made’s are more times wrong with the centre’s than right
10. Can I just go to my Optometrist to have a mask made?
You can try, Ozbob makes these all the time, I doubt whether your optometrist even knows they can be made so if you wish you can try but if you have a holiday coming up don’t ring us in a panic if thing don’t happen as you wish, lenses can take up to 4 weeks to make because this is not like making a pair of spectacles there is more involved.
11. What if I am not happy?
In the unlikely event that you are not happy you get 100% of your money back, our reputation is excellent in the scuba industry and we intend to keep it that way.
12. Do you send overseas?
Yes we have sent many overseas; we are still building our reputation O/s