Costa Sunglasses Buyer's Guide:

Everything you need to know by SportRx

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 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 anglers around the world. 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

The first thing we have to talk about on the Costa sunglasses buyers guide is the 580 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!

Learn more about Costa's 580 technology

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

Polycarbonate/Trivex Benefits

Guide to Costa lens material

Costa Sunglasses Lens Color

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

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. Check out all the frame options below!

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.

Visit the SportRX 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!