For use in the water (an already-blurry environment), step diopter (or dioptre) is used to determine lens power for your swimming goggles and diving masks.The first step to choosing prescription goggles is determining the diopter strength that most closely matches your current prescription.
Sphere + 1/2 of the cylinder = Diopter strength
Sphere is the degree of weakness in diopters. This is always a negative number for nearsighted people, and a positive number for farsighted.
Cylinder is the degree of astigmatism in your eye. Add half of this number to the sphere to determine diopter strength.
|O.D. (right eye)||-4.50||-1.25|
|O.S. (left eye)||-5.00||-1.00|
Calculated Diopter strength is as below:
|Calculated Diopter Strength||Diopter Strength (rounded)|
|O.D. (right eye)||-5.125||-5.00|
|O.S. (left eye)||-5.50||-5.50|
Due to water blurry environment and reflection, corrective prescription goggles and diving mask are normally manufactured as -2.0, -2.5, -3.0 and so on. Lenses are in increments of 0.5. We carry lenses ranging from diopter -1.5 to -10.0 and lenses are in increments of 0.5. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org you have any queries.
If you have low astigmatism, say cylinder is less than 2.00, our corrective lenses will fit you well. It provides economic and quick way for you to see clearly in the water.
If you have high astigmatism, our corrective lens goggles may still a solution, but may not produce the best result as you wear prescription glasses. Our products provide an economic and fast way. It will satisfy the most of your purposes in the water. In the future we aim to produce custom-made products for the best visual results. At this moment, if you have any feedback, it is appreciated you can share it with us or contact us at email@example.com if you have any queries.
Choose the Goggle Model
There are both recreational and racing styles of prescription goggles.
Serious swimmers and lap swimmers will want to buy a racing style and should look for low profile frames, or those with “racing” in the model name.
Swimmers who rarely do lap swimming and just want an alternative to going without glasses in the water — such as masks or goggles with larger lenses — should look at recreational models. These have more generously padded frames and offer wider peripheral vision.