Costa 580® Lenses

Beyond Polarized

Costa 580 lenses were designed by in-house light spectrum experts to enhance colors because standard sunglass lenses fell short. The lens’ multipatented technology manages light by:

Absorbing Harmful High-Energy Blue Light (HEV)

  • Cuts haze and blur for greater clarity
  • In addition to 100% protection from UV light, 580 technology also absorbs HEV light known to cause macular degeneration, pterygium, cataracts and other eye diseases

Enhancing Reds, Greens, and Blues

  • Blocking harsh yellow light at 580 nm on the visible light spectrum boosts the amounts of red, greens and blues naturally, enhancing colors and contrast

Filtering Out Harsh Yellow

For enhanced color, sharper contrast and higher definition

580G

LIGHTWAVE GLASS

SUPERIOR CLARITY & SCRATCH-RESISTANT

  • GLASS PROVIDES THE BEST CLARITY IN MATERIAL
  • ENCAPSULATED MIRRORS (BETWEEN LAYERS OF GLASS) ARE SCRATCH-PROOF
  • 20% THINNER AND 22% LIGHTER THAN AVERAGE POLARIZED GLASS

U.S. PATENT NO. 6.334.680
U.S. PATENT NO. 6.604.824

  • C-WALL® MOLECULAR BOND
  • GLASS LAYER
  • ENCAPUSLATED MIRROR
  • POLARIZED FILM
  • GLASS LAYER
  • C-WALL® MOLECULAR BOND

580P

POLYCARBONATE (+TRIVEX IN RX)

LIGHTWEIGHT, IMPACT-RESISTANT

  • POLYCARBONATE & TRIVEX ARE YOUR LIGHTEST AND MOST DURABLE LENS MATERIAL OPTIONS
  • C-WALL® IS A MOLECULAR BOND WHICH IS SCRATCH-RESISTANT

U.S. PATENT NO. 7.506.977

  • C-WALL® MOLECULAR BOND
  • MIRROR (OPTIONAL)
  • POLYCARBONATE LENS
  • POLARIZED FILM
  • POLYCARBONATE LENS
  • C-WALL® MOLECULAR BOND

LENS COLORS

Choosing a Lens Color

Light conditions are constantly changing. To get the most out of Costa Lenses, it’s important to choose the right color. We offer seven lens colors that range from low-light like dawn to extremely bright light with blinding glare.

For offshore, blue mirror is the way to go. For freshwater and inshore, green mirror and copper are great options. For low light at dawn or dusk, sunrise silver mirror is perfect. Gray lenses are the best choice for everyday activities. Of course, the best way for you to decide is to consider your environment.

Blue Mirror

Best for bright, full-sun situations on the open water and offshore.

Best for bright, full-sun situations on the open water and offshore.

  • Gray Base
  • 10% light transmission
  • Boating and fishing in deep water
  • Open reflective water
  • Harsh sun

Green Mirror

Enhanced vision and contrast for fishing inshore and on flats.

  • Copper Base
  • 10% light transmission
  • Copper Base
  • 10% light transmission
  • Sight fishing in full sun
  • High contrast

Gray Silver Mirror

A good everyday choice for activities on the water and land.

  • Gray base
  • 10% light transmission
  • Everyday activities
  • Anti-fatigue
  • Overcast days
  • Reduces glare, especially off water

Copper Silver Mirror

Well-suited for stream fishing and other environments with varying light.

  • Copper base
  • 12% light transmission
  • Excellent for sight fishing
  • Everyday activities
  • Most versatile
  • Cloudy days

Gray

A good everyday choice for activities on the water and land.

  • 12% light transmission
  • All-around activities
  • Natural contrast

Copper

Cuts glare for eye comfort in a variety of situations, from sight fishing to driving.

  • 12% light transmission
  • Excellent for sight fishing
  • Everyday activities
  • Most versatile
  • Cloudy days

Sunrise Silver Mirror*

Extended wear lens. The perfect tool for dusk and dawn performance.

  • 25% light transmission
  • Activities during sunrise/sunset
  • Heightened contrast
  • Low light/overcast conditions


COSTA POLARIZED LENSES VS. STANDARD POLARIZED LENSES

Polarized lenses are essential for anyone who spends time outdoors – especially on the water. But, not all polarized sunglasses are created equal.

Costa is 100% polarized

  • Best polarizing efficiency available
  • Improves comfort and reduces eye strain by eliminating reflective glare

Costa only sells polarized sunglasses

  • Because we believe blocking reflective glare is essential for anyone on the water or outdoors, we only manufacture polarized sunglasses

C-WALL®

C-Wall

A molecular bond on our plastic lenses provides the most scratch-resistant and smudge-free barrier, repelling water, oil and sweat for easier cleaning.

Bayer Abrasion Test:

A 7+ rating, which beats the industry average of 3-5

Contact Angle:

Fluids bead off the lens at an angle of 116 degrees – greater than the industry standard of 105-112 degrees

  • A higher contact angle keeps droplets rounder. The rounder the droplet, the easier it rolls off the lens and less likely to flatten and spread out on the lens surface
  • The results is a smudge-free, easier-to-clean lens

MIRRORED LENSES

South Point in Palladium with Silver Copper Polarized with Costa's 580 technology

Shown: South Point in Palladium with Copper Silver Mirror Polarized with Costa’s 580 technology.

Our mirrors are more than an aesthetic, they put Costa on the map. Made through a high-tech beam ion deposition process, these multilayered thin film coatings make for the most scratch resistant mirrors out there. By bouncing reflected light away from the eye, they deliver superior contrast and color while enhancing visual acuity. Our mirrors are available in blue, green, sunrise silver, gray silver and copper silver.