According to the Vision Council, over 75 percent of adults use some kind of vision correction, with 64 percent of those wearing eyeglasses on a regular basis. Costa recently enhanced its line of prescription sun shades to include of its rimless styles, to give individuals who love being out on the water even more options when it comes to defending their eyesight.
Each of the rimless prescription styles will be available in Costa’s patented 580P color enhancing lens know-how, in either Trivex or new polycarbonate material, and feature Costa’s C-WALL oleophobic molecular bond, to repel oil, dirt and water on the lens. The sun shades also include backside anti-reflective UV protection, for added eyesight protection.
The Costa rimless sunglass styles now available in prescription sun lenses include: Austin, Ballast, Cayan, Destin and Galveston. An array of lens colors is available, such as grey, copper, blue ray ban womens sunglasses mirror and silver mirror.
Costa can accommodate a variety of corrective vision needs, including single vision, progressive and bifocal lenses. Costa developed its C-SCAPE Bifocal lenses with a backside round segment for the mature wearer who wishes simple magnification for close-up tasks, like reading outside or tying a fly. Through Costa’s Waypoint digital processing, the C-SCAPE Bifocal features a blended line on the lens back surface, and ensures an exceptional distance viewing field.
“The blended line means you can now wear a bifocal lens, without everyone knowing you are wearing a bifocal lens,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa. “Our C-SCAPE design gives wearers an increased field of distance, ideal for outdoor adventurers who require to see more of the world around them.”
Costa’s 580 lens know-how selectively filters out harsh yellow and harmful high-energy ultraviolet blue light. Filtering yellow light enhances reds, blues and greens, and produces better contrast and definition while reducing glare and eye fatigue. Absorbing high-energy blue light cuts haze, producing greater visual clarity and sharpness.
Each rimless style is brilliantly lightweight, and comprised of a nearly-indestructible bio-based resin material sourced from the castor plant, a sustainable, hardy perennial. The bio-based resin produces increased durability, overall sun shades weight reduction, and the ability for the frame to hold shape from extreme heat to bitter chilled temperatures, crucial for anglers out battling the elements.
Incorporating a bio-based resin frame construction reduces Costa’s manufacturing method emissions by up to 40 percent, and cuts the company’s overall carbon footprint significantly.