View Full Version : Nearsighted

07-31-2007, 20:17
Hi all, I come with a predicament that I am sure a few people have experienced.. but I'm curious

I'm nearsighted, not horribly so, but enough that I do need glasses to go about my daily activities. This becomes an issue when I swim, I guess. A lot of people think I can get contacts.. but I can't, I have a horrible, horrible phobia of things touching my eyes. I can't even put eye drops in, no joke!

So I'm wondering who else just forgoes their glasses for a swim. It never bothered me much to snorkel in the past without them, does it bother anyone to have a little blur going? I haven't been diving yet, so I admittedly don't know how much of an issue this would be.

Thank you!

the gooch
07-31-2007, 21:42
You can purchase a mask that will allow prescription lens inserts.

08-01-2007, 10:44
No kidding? That's awesome! When I asked people about that locally they said no :(

08-01-2007, 10:55
Definitely, it's very common for divers who wear glasses to have prescription lenses in their masks. They'll be a little more expensive obviously, but well worth it for those who need it! :)

Any good local dive shop should be able to help you out with those.