The Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mask has an all-new bi-silicone skirt and a 20% increased field of vision compared to the mask's predecessor. The mask is a medium to low volume so it won't feel bulky, has a frameless design to help minimise weight and improve the field of view and a unique lens shape that gives the incredible field of view.
The lenses are raked in towards the cheek bones at the bottom to further improve lower visibility, making kit checks much easier. The new bi-silicone skirt is very soft and comfortable to use and features easy adjustable mask strap buckles fitted directly to the skirt to minimise movements transferring to the mask. The skirt around the nose section incorporates a number of horizontal ribs that work to reinforce the area and redistribute the stresses and pressures created as you and the mask move about. This significantly improves the comfort level.
The Mares X-Vision Ultra Liquidskin Mask is available in a wide range of colour variations.
Visit our Prescription Dive Masks page to view our full range of masks. On each of our masks you have the option to add the lens corrections to your order. Simply choose your favourite, add the lens correction and checkout online.
If you already have a mask we are more than happy to bond prescription lenses to a mask you supply to us - provided the mask has tempered-glass faceplates. This can be a new mask sourced from your local dive-centre or dive-shop, or a mask you are already using. Simply choose the 'Supply Your Own Mask' option from the shop.
Step 2 - Upload your Prescription
Next please send us a copy of your prescription. You can:
Scan / take a photo on your mobile phone and e-mail a copy to: email@example.com
Photocopy and post to Dive Sight LTD, Unit 3, Carlisle House, 99 Carlisle Street East, Sheffield, S4 7QN
Please ensure that your opticians name and address are clearly visible on the prescription.
Please note that due to regulations we are unable to supply prescription masks if you are registered blind and we cannot supply to anyone under 16 years of age. Dive Sight is a professional optical service and we are not here just to sell you a prescription dive mask, we are here to optimise your underwater vision and maximise your diving pleasure. To do this, we need to be absolutely certain that the prescription details you provide are completely accurate and less than two years old.
It is very important that we have your precise prescription details and ophthalmic regulations require us to see a copy of your actual prescription form. Ideally, we need to see this at the time the order is placed.
This can be scanned and e-mailed, or sent as a hard copy. Address details are shown below. This is to safeguard your interest, as your mask will be custom-glazed and cannot be offered for resale. We are required to see a copy of the prescription prior to dispatching your order.
If you do not fully understand the information on your prescription or have any queries relating to your prescription just call us on 0114 3273140 and we can answer any questions you have.
Step 3 - Upload your Pupil Distance
Last, but not least, we will need a very simple measurement, to ensure you get the very best results from your prescription mask. This is the measurement of the distance between your pupils, (your PD) when looking straight ahead.
An accurate PD measurement enables us to position the optical centres of the lenses exactly in-line with the centres of your eyes, to ensure maximum visual comfort. This measurement can be obtained from your optician or you can either use a mirror to take the PD measurement yourself, or get a friend to assist you. The easiest way is to take a piece of firm card and hold it below your eyes and then make a pencil mark directly in line with each pupil and measure the distance between the two marks in millimeters (mm). A typical adult measurement will be between 58 and 70mm.
As eye care professionals Dive Sight ltd will not work to “approximate” values. We will produce your mask to your precise prescription to ensure we achieve the optimum visual acuity, making your vision underwater as good as it is on dry land. All our prescription lenses are made from optical glass, which minimizes distortion, reduces fogging and offers maximum scratch resistance. The corrective lenses are permanently bonded to the inside of the mask faceplates.
If you are unhappy with your purchase, we will take it back and refund the cost of the mask, but we cannot reimburse you for the cost of glazing as the lenses we fit are custom made to your specific prescription, and cannot be reused.
All Dive Sight masks are custom made to each individuals precise prescription, and carefully checked at every stage of production. As such, customers need to allow 28 days for delivery from receipt of initial order. In the event of your chosen mask being out of stock or unsuitable for your prescription, we will contact you and advise on alternatives.
All our dive-mask lenses are made from optical glass, which minimises distortion, cuts down fogging and offers maximum scratch resistance. The corrective lenses, to your precise prescription, will be permanently bonded to the rear of the mask’s original flat ( plano ) glass, though, in cases of very high prescriptions, they may be bonded to the front surface.
These are used to correct ‘long-sightedness’ ( Hypermetropia ) This describes the condition when distant objects can be seen clearly but near objects are blurred. The higher the power of a plus lens, the greater the effect of ‘tunnel vision’. This can necessitate a special choice of lens for higher + powers.
These are used to correct ‘short-sightedness’ ( Myopia ) This is when near objects can be seen clearly but distant objects appear blurred. The higher the power of a minus lens, the thicker the lens edges become, giving peripheral distortion’. This sometimes requires lenses to be made to a specific size or in a specific material.
The 'cylinder' value of a lens is used to correct astigmatism, the condition where one part of the eye has an irregular curve ( instead of being round, it is shaped more like a rugby ball ). To further complicate matters, astigmatism may also occur at an angle ( this will be the case if you have an ‘axis’ value on your prescription.) If these problems are not corrected your eye cannot compensate, other than to a small degree, so your vision will be distorted and blurred. The only way to achieve correction is by using lenses with a cylinder value. 'Off the shelf' lenses do not have any cylinder correction. This is one of the reasons why we do not recommend their use.
Bifocal ( Read add )
As we get older, usually starting around the mid 40’s, the mechanism that allows the eye to focus ‘up close’ becomes increasingly less efficient and ‘reading glasses’ become a necessity, even though other spectacles are not generally required. Obviously this can present a problem when diving, as some correction will be needed to read gauges, or observe small objects without touching a delicate environment, such as a reef. To address this issue, we can supply masks with 'bifocal' lenses, whereby plain lenses or distance prescription lenses have a small, reading lens segment incorporated into the lower part of the lens.
Precise Prescription - Optimum Vision
DiveSight is a professional optical service and our primary aim is to give the underwater vision you need in order to get the optimum satisfaction and enjoyment from your diving. Any mask supplied by us will be glazed to your exact prescription. We do not use 'off the shelf' lenses with the nearest, approximate power, as is often the case with other websites that offer 'prescription lenses'.
The ‘power’ of the spherical and cylindrical correction ( your prescription ) is measured in dioptres. Ready-made, 'off-the-shelf', ‘prescription’ dive masks or swimming goggles, have lenses which come in 0.5 dioptre increments. As a result, they will only be to the nearest approximate power to your prescription, relying on your eye’s flexibility to try and adjust for the uncorrected error. Moreover, these lenses only correct the spherical part of the problem, with no correction for any cylindrical (astigmatic ) element of the defect. In order for us to supply you with the correct lenses, it is essential that the prescription information you give us is totally accurate and up-to-date.
If you are unhappy with your purchase, we will take it back and refund the cost of the mask, but we cannot reimburse you for the cost of glazing as the lenses we fit will be to your specific, personal prescription and the mask cannot be offered for resale with these lenses fitted. (See Terms and Conditions)
I had been struggling to see smaller details during my dives and then it was getting harder to see my computer. I was given Divesight’s details and wow what a transformation. I didn’t realise how much I had been missing during my dives until I put my new prescription lens mask on. Wish I had done it sooner. The customer service and communication is great, I highly recommend this company and products.
Yessssss, I can now see what I am taking photographs of 😂 Extremely happy with my prescription lens mask. Great service, lots of questions were answered for me before I placed my order. Really helpful staff. I recommended to a fellow diver and she is pleased with her mask too. Definately recommend these guys and will use again in the future when I need to upgrade.
My dad bought me a mask from Dive Sight Ltd. I have a very high long sighted prescription. Roughly +8 each eye. I also have a slight astigmatism. No issues with lenses, they’re surprisingly thin. Everything is sealed nicely. No complaints from me. :)
Very responsive and highly professional. I gave my prescription and they immediately queried whether I wanted bi-focal lenses. I like that attention to detail. They had no problem with me requesting that I send them a mask rather than buying one through them and they were more than happy to replaces the lenses in both my masks. I will definitely ask them to redo both masks when I get my new prescription in January. They always do a top job!
I have used five site a couple of times to purchase a prescription dive mask. What I particularly like are the full size Lenses as opposed to the stick in type you can get. They have a fantastic service and support regime and very reasonable pricing. and will definitely use again👌
I have used this company 3 times now. As an active scuba diver I need to be able to see as well under the water as I do with my bifocal glasses on land. Obviously having lenses bonded into a mask is not cheap but the quality of work done by Dive Sight Ltd. is excellent. I have found them to be very helpful when I needed to ask a question, and the turnaround time for completing the work is also very good.
Many thanks to Liam at Dive Sight for advising me about which diving prescription lenses are most suitable for me. I usually wear varifocals and I’m really pleased with my new Atomic subframe mask (medium-size as I’m female) with bifocal prescription lenses. Although the lenses are slightly smaller than previously supplied they still go into the V shape of each mask lens so I can see my dry suit inflation etc when I look down. And thanks also for promptly replacing the Atomic mask box when the original one supplied was broken. Excellent customer service!
After an I bought a prescription snorkel mask a few years ago from Divesight.I was very shortsighted,so I was delighted to get a mask that fitted my unusual prescription. After a recent eye operation ,my eyesight had improved considerably in my left eye.I sent my mask to Divesight and they changed the one lens.Once again the service was brilliant and I am very pleased with the clarity offered by the mask. I highly recommend this company. R.Wilshire
Just tried my prescription mask for the first this weekend Excellent what a difference reading guages instead of trying to make my arm longer and squinting eyes. went for bifocials the fit is perfect After all those years of mucking about with stick in lenses losing them we have all been there at some point should of done this years ago worth the money. Recommended to my dive buddies. excellent service from Liam thank you Jeff
Have had prescription masks from Liam Ward for a number of years and highly recommend Dive Sight Ltd. Excellent quality and workmanship, great advice and customer service. I always recommend this company to our dive club members and our professional dive team.
I've been using Dive Sight lenses in my masks for 20 years. The lenses are a quality item, and perfectly restore my vision. The lenses outlast my masks, and my masks last about 10 years. Minor changes in eyesight from year to your do not require new mask lenses. The lenses were an investment, designed to last. Great, quick and friendly service from Liam for my last recent order.
Hi All, I am not one for social media normally, however I felt I had to post this for you all. I am an AMG rebreather instructor. As you will understand being able to see my computer and tables is absolutely essential. My Cressi Penta mask got broken on the boat, I bought another mask a Cressi Matrix. Liam at Divesight has kindly removed them from the old mask and put them into my new one at a very competitive price. all during Covid too. I am now eagerly awaiting being able to dive again when restrictions are lifted. The mask looks awesome well done and thanks to Liam.
Hi, I ordered a mask from Liam at the start of the year, super easy to do through the website. Really pleased with the mask, turn around time was better than advertised and the mask is great and makes a big difference to my visibility. Unfortunatly I’ve only been able to use in the pool so far due to covid situation
Very pleased with my mask and plus the service was very professional. The lenses that Liam fitted look great and my vision through the mask is great, can’t wait to use the mask and see under water. I would very much recommend DiveSight.