Snorkelling with contact lenses - is it possible?

If you are not a fan of contact lenses the other option is to invest in a quality dive or snorkel mask with optical lenses fitted. They are available for either ‘near-sightedness’ (negative lenses) or ‘far-sightedness’ (positive lenses). In some models the standard glass lenses can be replaced with a special optical lens. These lenses usually range from -1.5 to -8.0 and +1.0 to +4.5 in 0.5 increments. In the more expensive models you can choose the lens to fit each eye, some masks will come with factory fitted lenses (link to our prescription masks ‘pre-fitted’).
Dive shops or specialty snorkel stores will be able to fit the corrective lenses on the spot, the only thing you need to know is your prescription. Best to consult with your optometrist to assess the most suitable correction choice for you.

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