AQUATIC OPTICS®, INC.
Lenses Material: The lens blanks are made out of optical quality glass that are ground and polished to an optical finish. Glass has the benefit of being more scratch resistant than plastic and usually bonds better to the lens windows that come with the diving mask.
Standard Optical Glass: Aquatic Optics® provides lenses made out of optical quality glass with a refractive index of approximately 1.5
Hi-index Optical Glass: Aquatic Optics® provides or can provide diving mask lenses made out of hi-index optical glass. This material is used when the client has very high prescriptions that are not available in standard optical glass configurations. It can also be used to make lenses with a smaller edge profile if the mask dimensions will not allow the use of standard optical glass lenses or if the client prefers a slimmer edge profile. These lenses are more expensive and require a special quotation on a prescription by prescription basis.
Color Optical Glass: Aquatic Optics® may be able to provide colored optical glass lenses for diving masks on a custom basis. Please note that the color desired may not be available because of the limited number of colored glass shades that are available. Please submit your requests in writing (fax or e-mail) for a quotation. Please send a sample of the colored material you desire (plastic or glass material) so Aquatic Optics® can do a spectral scan of the material. Aquatic will try to match the scan to known glass colors.
Filter Glasses: Aquatic Optics® may be able to provide custom made optical filter glass diving mask blanks for welding diving masks, laser protection diving masks and other special applications. Please submit your requests in writing (fax or e-mail) for quotation (please include the optical density required).