Lenses

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 six 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 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.

Cut in Coconut Fade with Blue Mirror Polarized with Costa's 580 technology

Shown: Cut in Coconut Fade with Blue Mirror Polarized with Costa's 580 technology.
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Lens Color

Optimal Usage

Blue Mirror

Blue Mirror

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

  • Gray Base
  • 10% light transmission
Costa Blue Mirror Usage
  • Boating and fishing in deep water
  • Open reflective water
  • Harsh sun
Green Mirror

Green Mirror

Enhanced vision and contrast for fishing inshore and on flats.

  • Copper Base
  • 10% light transmission
Costa Green Mirror Usage
  • Sight fishing in full sun
  • High contrast
Gray

Gray

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

  • 12% light transmission
Costa Gray Usage
  • All-around activities
  • Natural contrast
Silver Mirror

Copper Silver Mirror

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

  • Copper base
  • 12% light transmission
Costa Silver Mirror Usage
  • Excellent for sight fishing
  • Everday activities
  • Most versatile
  • Cloudy days
Copper

Copper

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

  • 12% light transmission
Costa Copper Usage
  • Excellent for sight fishing
  • Everday activities
  • Most versatile
  • Cloudy days
Silver Sunrise Mirror

Sunrise Silver Mirror*

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

  • 30% light transmission

*These lenses are not suitable for driving.

Costa Silver Sunrise Mirror Usage
  • Activities during sunrise/sunset
  • Heightened contrast
  • Low light/overcast conditions

Lens Colors

Costa lenses were made with changing light conditions in mind. To get the most out of them, it's important to chose the right color. We offer six lens colors in multiple lens technologies that range from low light like dawn to extremely bright light with blinding glare.

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

  • Blue Mirror

    Blue MirrorOpen reflective water

  • Green Mirror

    Green MirrorHigh Contrast

  • Silver Mirror

    Silver MirrorNatural Contrast

  • Gray

    GrayEveryday activities

  • Copper

    CopperVariable light, Driving

  • Sunrise

    SunriseActivities during low light


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 Polarized Lenses vs Standard Polarized Lenses

Costa is 100% polarized

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

Costa only sell polarized sunglasses

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

Keeps bad light out, lets more good light in

Standard Sun Lens

Standard Sun Lens

Simulated with Costa 580 Lens

Simulated with Costa 580® Lens


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 Silver Copper Polarized with Costa's 580 technology.
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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, silver sunrise and silver copper.