One cure for this is to get a bigger computer, but when the Sherwood Mag Four mask turned up on my husband’s desk, I grabbed it because it seemed to provide an alternative solution.
It has magnifying lenses built into the bottom of its otherwise plain glasses.
When I first met John, many years ago, he was embarking on that metamorphosis from young stud to elder statesman, and had a mask that offered a similar solution. The only problem was that it was like wearing a small conservatory. It couldn’t be called a low-volume mask by any stretch of the imagination, whereas this one can.
Nowadays John needs a mask with full prescription lenses fitted, so this Mag Four mask is of no use to him.
Its close-up lenses are only of the order of +1.75 dioptres in strength, so it really suits a young woman (or man) who has only recently started dyeing her hair.
The lenses are angled with the intention that the user needs only to glance down to see through them.
In the water, I had to get used to lowering my head and looking through the top part, because the effect of the lenses was to make me think I had water swilling about in the bottom of the mask. It looks like that from outside too, doesn’t it
I needed to become accustomed to this mask. People tell me it’s the same with bi-focal spectacles. They have to avoid tripping on the stairs when they first get them, but I suppose you have to get used to wearing those, too.
Glancing down to look at the computer on my wrist, the Mag Four saved me having to struggle to discern the peripheral information contained in the smaller figures. I then needed only to understand its significance!
What else can I tell you The strap seemed very easy to adjust, and I can report that it didn’t fall apart while I was using it. Unfortunately, the otherwise new but different mask I took on my previous trip had done exactly that.

COMPARABLE MASKS TO CONSIDER: None

SPECS
PRICE £40
COLOURWAY Four
CONTACT www.sea-sea.com
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