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Costa Announces New 580P Mirrored Lenses

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It is easy for me to brag on Costa’s newest technology, because the white outline of their glasses has been etched on my face since I began offshore fishing almost 30 years ago.

I have reaped the benefits from each of their technological advances over the course of my fishing career. I have fished both polycarbonate and glass lenses, each offering different benefits. I can’t wait to see how the combination of these qualities performs on the water.

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Now I really look forward to trying the combination of the 580 mirrored lenses with the lightweight Polycarbonate lenses.

It should be a killer combo. It is also a relief to hear that this technology will be available in prescription lenses as I find myself tying knots further and further away. Everyone said it would happen at 40 so I feel happy to have bought a few bonus years.

New Costa lenses available

Costa’s 580 lenses block yellow light – the harshest light – from entering the eye at the 580 nanometer on the light spectrum. The result is an unmatched level of polarization and razor sharp color enhancement. The lenses feature a premium anti-reflective coating, and protect against harmful UV rays, allowing eyes to truly relax while on the water.

Costa’s 580P mirrors feature the brand’s C-WALL™ technology, a highly specialized oleophobic and hydrophobic coating which repels oil, water and dust. The lens color options include the blue mirror (on a gray base), and the green and silver mirror (both on a copper base). All of Costa’s 580 mirror lenses block light at a slightly higher transmission rate than non-mirror lenses, providing an extra layer of protection from the sun’s damaging glare.

“For serious anglers, Costa’s 580 lens technology is a necessary piece of gear to help spot fish faster and more clearly,”

said Chas MacDonald, president at Costa.

“Our full range of lens colors, including the new 580P mirrors, allow anglers to customize their sunglasses to their fishing conditions, taking their visual experience on the water to the next level.”

Costa's newest lense

The new 580P mirror lenses will be available starting in Fall 2014, in 14 of Costa’s performance sunglass styles, including popular selections such as Fantail, Corbina and Hamlin.

Costa also earned some bragging rights as they won the Best of Show in the eyewear category at ICAST this week. Congrats and keep up the good work.

You can check them out today, the last day of ICAST, or learn more at

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