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Old 02-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #16
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where do you buy RX swim goggles? DH, DD and I all wear contacts so have no issues when snorkeling, or even using swim goggles in the lake or pool at home. But DS is only 13 so doesn't have contacts yet. I'd LOVE to get him a pair of RX goggles because he never uses the snorkel part when we go anyway, so he'd be just as happy using only goggles on our upcoming cruise.

We're Canadian so not sure if that makes a difference.

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A company that you can purchase over the internet is A C Lens , 4265 Diplomacy Drive Columbus, Ohio 43228. They have a web sight but I don't have it right now. My wife has a number of them both clear and tinted and she loves them. They run about $30.00 a pair. You just give them your powers for each eye and they will fit them to your specifics. As far as the snorkle mask I will try to find the company we have ordered before for you.


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Old 02-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #17
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where do you buy RX swim goggles? DH, DD and I all wear contacts so have no issues when snorkeling, or even using swim goggles in the lake or pool at home. But DS is only 13 so doesn't have contacts yet. I'd LOVE to get him a pair of RX goggles because he never uses the snorkel part when we go anyway, so he'd be just as happy using only goggles on our upcoming cruise.

We're Canadian so not sure if that makes a difference.

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I bought DD's through our eye doctor's office. I wouldn't have ever known I could but my Aunt works there and I knew my cousin had them My Daughter is practically blind without hers, I felt so bad taking her to the pool when she couldn't hardly see without her glasses!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:20 PM   #18
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Thanks for all of the input. I wear the disposable contacts so I guess I will just take extras and hope for the best. I am also going to try to find a well fitted snorkel mask and think about packing it to avoid the problem.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #19
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Thanks for the advice on the goggles. I will check with the eye doctor as I have to call them this week anyway ... and I did find some on clearcontacts.ca that were around $30.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:55 AM   #20
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I orderd my rx goggles from swim outlet online. I got them for under $20, and just used them on Castaway Cay.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #21
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I work pt in a dive shop and cant think of any shops that rent perscription masks. Your options are basically to get fitted for contacts( I wear them to dive all the time) and either bring your own mask or rent one, or go with a regular mask and hope for the best. If you get your self a mask make sure it fits and doesnt leak. You can buy scripted masks (we make them up in the store while you wait) but I wouldnt suggest it it if you are only going to use it once.
Truck1 what dive shop do you work in? I live in Leesburg so we are almost neighbors. I also have a friend in Clermont who may want to get certified. I would love her to do that so I would have another dive buddy. Send me a pm if you don't want to post it here.

You gave great advice about mask fit. A leaky mask is no fun at all. My biggest problem is that my cheeks tend to rise up when I smile, and I smile a whole lot when I am diving or snorkeling!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #22
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A company that you can purchase over the internet is A C Lens , 4265 Diplomacy Drive Columbus, Ohio 43228. They have a web sight but I don't have it right now. My wife has a number of them both clear and tinted and she loves them. They run about $30.00 a pair. You just give them your powers for each eye and they will fit them to your specifics. As far as the snorkle mask I will try to find the company we have ordered before for you.


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We (AC Lens) carry adult and children's prescription swimming goggles online, which can be found at aclens.com/swimming-goggles.asp .


We're glad you've been happy with the goggles we provide .
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #23
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I scuba dive with contacts all the time. It's just a matter of getting a proper fitting masks. I have even worn my contacts with swimming goggles during a triathlon.
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I'm a scuba diver that has never had an issue with contacts and diving. I also spend the better part of my summer in a pool down here in TX; also never lost a contact or even had them move while splashing, playing volleyball, etc. Bring a spare set as a backup, but you should be fine.

Again, a properly fitting mask is clutch. leaky masks suck. Clearing is no big deal, just gets annoying doing it repeatedly....also the sensation of a partially flooded mask can be a bit disconcerting/uncomfortable for newer divers/snorkelers.

Just remember...everything's better down where it's wetter. Enjoy!

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #25
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I agree with the other responses: Contact lenses work great with goggles or mask, but fit is SO important. To be sure it's an enjoyable trip, it's just best to bring your own so you know it's a good fit and you won't be fiddling with it all day instead of snorkeling!
I also must emphasize - bring extras!! I switch between glasses and contacts, but once sat on & broke my glasses on a trip.... then the very next day, had a contact blown out of my eye while I was adjusting it. Oops! :D How miserable (not to mention blind) was I!! They're small - make sure you have at least 2 extra sets so you don't have to wander around in a blurry haze like me... Ha ha...
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