Technology of Costa 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. Come and visit on of your Vision Care Stores to compare the different lenses.

Lens Color Chart

Choosing a Lens Material

From day one, our lenses have set us apart. All Costa lenses have 100% UV blockage for maximum protection and 100% polarization to kill reflected glare. Our 580 technology goes beyond polarization to produce the clearest lenses on the planet. It selectively filters out the harsh yellow and harmful high-energy ultraviolet blue light, making colors brighter and objects appear more defined. So no matter what you are doing under the sun, you’ll see it in stunning detail.

Glass lenses are best for situations that require ultimate clarity, and our plastic lenses are more cost effective while being more durable for more demanding applications without sacrificing clarity.

Glass Plastic
Technology Our most high-tech lenses C-WALL coating repels oils, water and dust
Clarity Highest clarity High clarity
Toughness Scratch resistance Impact resistance
Weight Lighter than average polarized glass Lighter than glass for added comfort
Protection 100% UV blockage for maximum protection
Polarization 100% Polarization kills reflected glare

Choosing a Frame Size

Frame Width Visual Representation One size doesn’t always fit all. That’s why Costa has over 60 different frame styles. These icons indicate if a frame style is small, medium, large or extra large. Large frames are our most common.

580 Technology

580 Technology

Lightwave® Glass

Benefits of our most high-tech lenses:

  • Superior clarity
  • 20% thinner and 22% lighter than average polarized glass
  • Encapsulated mirrors
  • 100% polarized to kill glare and reduce eye strain
  • 100% UV protected for maximum protection
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,334,680
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,604,824

Benefits of 580 plastic lenses with C-WALL®:

  • 580 clarity
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Impact- and scratch-resistant
  • Outperform every other lens in the class
  • Available in mirrors
  • 100% polarized
  • 100% UV protected