Costa Sunglasses Buyers Guide

If you're in the market for Costa sunglasses, we're going to take a wild guess that you're probably into fishing or something along the lines of this hardcore lifestyle. Regardless of your intended use, Costa sunglasses were built to sustain comfort and protection in harsh fishing and aquatic environments. Costa sunglasses, founded in 1983, are the clearest sunglasses on the planet and remain the go-to sunglasses for the most passionate fishermen the human race has to offer. If you're interested in Costa sunglasses or Costa prescription sunglasses, then check out our Costa sunglasses buyers guide below. 

Costa 580 Color Enhancing Lens Technology

Costa is the first brand to have an all polarized color enhancing lens technology, also known as 580. Not only does it have a 99.99% polarizing efficiency, but Costa's 580 lenses will block out all the bad HEV blue light. On top of that, 580 lenses filter out all the harsh yellow light and boost the reds, greens, and blues to provide a sharper image. All Costa sunglasses are polarized and will come with the 580 technology. Check out the video and images below to learn more about Costa 580 color enhancing lens technology!

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Costa Sunglasses: Lens Material

Once you've found the perfect pair of Costa sunglasses you will need to decide if you want Costa signature lightwave glass or polycarbonate lenses. If you are looking for prescription Costa sunglasses then you will have the option for trivex lenses as well. Check out the diagrams below to see the benefits of both glass and polycarbonate lenses. If you want even more information make sure to check out our guide on picking the best polarized lenses from Costa!

Lightwave Glass Benefits

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Polycarbonate/Trivex Benefits

Costa 580 P Benefits Costa 580 Polycarbonate Lens features

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Costa Sunglasses: Lens Colors

Costa offers 7 different color combinations to fit all of your activities. Ranging from low light and extremely bright light conditions, sunlight will never be a problem again for you with Costa's lens tints. Check out the diagram below to see which lens color is calling your name. For more information on each tint make sure to check out our Costa lens color guide!

Costa Lens Color Guide

Costa Fishing Sunglasses: Features

Many frames made by Costa Del Mar have vents on the sides, allowing for solid wrap around protection and optimal airflow. Sweat all day long and handle some rough stormy surf in your face. You won't have to worry about your Costa sunglasses fogging up or the sun's rays reflecting off the open waters and creeping into the sides of your frames.

Each Costa fishing sunglass is crafted with rubber nose pads or temple guards to maintain a secure fit while tackling your prey, running around, flying a hull or whatever it may be. The nose guard is more common in Costa sunglasses, as this tends to be more secure and comfortable, but many models have the temple guard as well for that extra addition of security.

Costa sunglasses are tough and durable because they are made with a TR-90 nylon material. Costa fuses nylon together with Hydrolite to prevent slippage so you can expect an optically aligned fit.

Also, Costa is known for making amazing hinges.  The three different types that work with their frames are the integral hinge, an optical spring, and a five-barrel optical hinge. Each hinge is crafted from stainless steel to resist corrosion and they're flexible enough to maintain their shape and fit perfectly.

At SportRx, we make the best prescription sunglasses and Costa prescription sunglasses are no exception to our expertise. Visit our website to browse all Costa sunglasses, speak with an optician, and figure out which pair of Costa sunglasses or Costa prescription sunglasses are the ones for you. The process is simple and quick, and before you know it, you'll have a brand new pair of Costa prescription sunglasses!

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Costa Lifestyle Sunglasses

With tons of frame options, as well as different options to customize frame colors and patterns, Costa Del Mar has a pair for everybody. For more of a lifestyle type of fit, check out Costa's new Del Mar collection. These Costa sunglasses were made with a premium acetate material, which is considered more fashion forward. All the Del Mar sunglasses only come in Costa's signature lightwave glass lenses and are available with prescription lenses. Check out the video and frames below to learn more about the Costa Del Mar Collection. 


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Beyond the Del Mar collection, Costa has been releasing more and more lifestyle sunglasses each year. Below is a list of our favorite lifestyle frames at SportRx.

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Costa Half Moon Video Review

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Costa Piper Video Review

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Costa Cut Video Review

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Costa Motu Video Review

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Costa Baffin Video Review

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Costa Victoria Video Review

Costa Victoria Costa Victoria in the net grey with 580G Copper Silver mirror lenses

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SportRx Shipping and Return Policy

At SportRx you can customize your Costa sunglasses with authentic prescription 580 lenses. If you have any questions regarding lens materials, colors, or anything about Costa, in general, make sure to send our opticians a message. While shopping know our See Better Guarantee has you covered for any emergencies. You have 45 days after receiving your prescription Costa sunglasses to test them out and make sure they meet your expectation. If you have any issues at all you can send them back for an exchange or full refund.

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