Carytown Optical of Richmond Virginia is now the dealer of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses. Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of high-end polarized sunglasses for use in water sports such as fishing, sailing, and surfing. It was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Born on the water and they will still inspired by it. In 1983, a group of hardcore fishermen who spent their days exploring the globe and battling extreme elements came to realize that the sunglasses they were relying on weren't as hardcore as their adventures. Seeing the world in absolute clarity and protecting their eyes was a must. So when they couldn't find worthy sunglasses, they decide to build their own. And Costa was born.
After all these years and all these adventures, their mission has never wavered: to create the clearest sunglasses on the planet for life's great adventures. The patented technology like those found only in Costa lenses and frames are proof that there are succeeding.
The lenses are manufactured in three different materials: CR-39, Glass, and Polycarbonate. Each of these lenses offer different attributes mainly focused on durability, optical clarity, and scratch resistance. Every lens made by Costa Del Mar is 100% Polarized and offers 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protection.
Costa Del Mar offers two quality lenses. The Costa 400 is offered in all three lens materials, and it eliminates glare at the 400 nanometer mark. This allows for clearer vision and reduces strain on eyes. The Costa 580 is Costa Del Mar's premium lens collection. It was introduced in August 2000. This lens eliminates glare at the 580 nanometer mark. Specifically, it significantly reduces the amount of yellow light that penetrates the lens; yellow light is the hardest light for the eye to process. This nearly completely eliminates glare, allowing enhanced color saturation and definition. The 580 lenses were originally only available in glass, but are now available in polycarbonate as well.
Some of the frame styles also are C-Mates (a bi-focal lens) which is currently offered in the +1.75 and +2.50 magnification levels. Costa Del Mar sunglasses can also be made custom with prescription lenses which feature all its lens technology that comes standard.
All of Costa Del Mar's lenses are made in Florida and assembled with frames from either Japan, Italy, France, Mauritius, China, or Taiwan. Their headquarters and repair center are also located in Daytona Beach, Florida.