Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
Rochester Optical announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Dive Force USA to provide a unique line of prescription eyewear for commercial and recreational divers.
In 2007, Rochester Optical designed the original EAB-17 as safer and more comfortable vision solution for US Naval Submariners that were required to wear prescription lenses under their masks without breaking the seal.
The use of EAB eyewear has expanded in recent years for other applications requiring breathing mask such as first responders, gas and oil exploration industry, environmental remediation market, and now moves underwater to serve the diving community. The partnership between Rochester Optical and Dive Force USA means that diver enthusiasts and professional divers alike can now purchase eyeglasses that are designed to maintain the seal of their diving mask while under water.
“We are aware of the potential for the Patented EAB design for underwater application,” stated Patrick Ho, CEO of Rochester Optical. “Dive Force USA brings to us the in-depth knowledge of the needs of divers that allows us to advance our R&D in EAB eyewear as well as prescription lens designs that will enhance visual acuity of divers.”
The collaboration between Dive Force USA and Rochester Optical has led to the development of a new line of eyewear called Eye Dive for use in commercial and recreational diving that can be worn under a SCUBA mask. Eye Dive eyewear allows for regular prescription lenses to be worn under water for better overall visual acuity, and provides other benefits including wide selection of lens designs, materials and options such as AR coating, non-fogging, Transitions, polarized lenses and special reading area for the underwater diving computers. This eyewear allows for continual visual acuity for divers above water and under water because there is no need to change into special eyewear when donning the SCUBA mask. Eye Dive prescription eyewear can be worn while diving and for everyday use.
“This collaboration will help solve the biggest challenge that divers have faced,” stated Chris DeFelice of DiveForce USA. “We are excited to bring this prescription eyewear offering to the diving community.”
Rochester Optical is a diversified manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, eyewear, and is a full service wholesale digital optical laboratory. Dive Force USA is a leader in innovative diving products. Together, their mission is to continue to develop state-of-the-art technology to bring the best optical products to the recreational and commercial diving markets.
For more information, visit http://www.rochesteroptical.com.
Rochester Optical is a diversified manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, eyewear, and is a full service wholesale digital optical laboratory. For over 80 years, they have proudly served men and women of the armed forces, past and present. They continue to serve eye care professionals and corporate customers with an eye on service and innovation.