In order to make a mask that will fit over eyeglasses it is necessary to move the lenses away from the face. The further the lenses are from the eyes, the more restricted one’s vision becomes, so to counter this I make the lenses larger for eyeglass wearing masks.
Before making this mask—which I am calling Bubonis—the only plague doctor masks that we made which could accommodate eyeglasses were Maximus and Jackdaw. Both of them have larger lenses than Classic, Krankheit, Stiltzkin, and Schnabel.
To sum it up, Bubonis (named after the bubonic plague) is a riveted leather plague doctor mask similar to Krankheit but with larger lenses and a longer beak. It has two rows of ventilation holes (one on the upper beak, one on the lower beak), hand-stitched acrylic lenses, and an adjustable strap. We offer it in both black leather with gray lenses and white leather with red lenses.
I recently received a request to make a Krankheit mask that could accommodate eyeglasses. As I felt that such a mask would be desired by other eyeglass wearers I decided to make one and add it to our line of plague doctor masks.
The Krankheit mask--like its cousin Schnabel--is assembled primarily with rivets. This makes it faster to make than our hand-stitched masks and therefore less expensive.
Another design consideration when moving the lenses forward is the effect it has on the beak. The same length beak will look shorter as the tip is now closer to the lenses, and so I have lengthened it a bit to keep the right proportions.
We are offering Bubonis at a reduced introductory price. You can order it here.