Gear Review: Costa Optical

What is it?

Costa Optical

What sets it apart?

One image for your professional/personal life and one for the water? Costa just broke down that barrier with its new line of stylish frames for your clear prescription glasses. Available in lightweight titanium, Bio-Resin nylon with tri-fused colors and handcrafted acetate, these frames include Hydrolite technology on the nose and temple pads, which provides stability and includes a 3D topographic pattern. Hypoallergenic surface materials ensure comfort and reduce fatigue, while the wire core temples allow adjustability for a perfect fit.

How do I use it?

Available through Costa’s authorized optical dealers, the inaugural collection features the brand’s signature performance attributes including high quality construction and durable materials along with stylish designs at a variety of price points to meet every patients’ needs. Five distinct collections with rimmed and rimless options were designed for everyday activities and adventures. Reflecting its water heritage, Costa named its new designs for renowned underwater, oceanic formations:  Bimini Road, Seamount, Ocean Ridge, Pacific Rise, Mariana Trench.

How much?

$150 to $260

More Information:

Costadelmar.com

Angler’s insight:

Costa only makes the frames for its new Optical line, so you’ll order your prescription glasses through an authorized dealer. I got the Ocean Ridge style (Shiny Tortoise pattern) which give me a more casual, some might say debonair look, contrasting the conservative tone of my daily use glasses. Plus, they arrived in a cool box with a magnetic lid closure and a faux cork finish that looks like the handle of my first fishing rod. Costa can carry a theme.

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