The original Scuba Spec insert was designed and patented in the early 1970s by Dr. Sidney Shedrow, an optometrist in Savannah, GA. The driver behind this inspiration was that I, his son, was studying to become an oceanographer and needed a way to see clearly while diving. Shortly after the introduction of Scuba Spec, my father developed the Smoke Spec, a spectacle insert designed to be used in SCBA full-facepiece respirators. The company was then known as Scuba Spec, Inc. and my father ran the business out of his Gaston Street office in Savannah until the early 2000s. Since then, the product line and business have evolved. The business is now known as Prescription Spectacle Inserts International, LLC and is located in Aiken, SC. Like my father, the thing I enjoy most about the business is the interaction with customers. Thank you for considering our spectacle inserts and I look forward to working with you.
C. Barry Shedrow, President
Dr. Shedrow’s Office in Savannah, GA (circa 2000)