Costa’s Adds New Performance Sunglasses

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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Oct., 2013 – Marrying its patented, nearly-indestructible, co-injected, molded nylon frame construction with quality corrosive-resistant Monel® metal, Costa adds Conch and Tower to its 2013 collection.

Conch is a classic, large aviator sunglass shape, and features sturdy integral hinges and adjustable silicone nose pads for optimal fit. It’s available in palladium and gunmetal frame colors.


Tower’s retro rectangle shape is a medium fit and includes no-slip temple tips to help keep the sunglasses comfortably in place all day. Like Conch, Tower features integral hinges and adjustable silicone nose pads. Frame colors include palladium, gunmetal and gold.


Both Conch and Tower are available with Costa prescription (Rx) lenses. Combining its 580 lens technology with proprietary lens designs and in-house digital lens processing, Costa is able to offer the sharpest, most clear Rx sunglasses on the market.
Lens color options include gray, copper, amber, blue mirror and green mirror in Costa’s patented 580™ lens technology. The 580 lenses block yellow light – the harshest light – from entering the eye, eliminating glare, and creating razor sharp color enhancement and unparalleled polarization.

“Our new hybrid metal sunglasses are easy go-to styles no matter if you’re hundreds of miles offshore, or in the heart of the wilderness,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa. “They transition seamlessly from adventure to leisure without compromising performance.”

Conch and Tower start at $199. To find an authorized Costa retail outlet, visit

About Costa™

As the leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology and unparalleled fit and durability.  Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa has created the highest quality, best performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983.

For Costa, conservation is all about sustainable fishing.  Many fisheries that should be vibrant and healthy are all but devoid of native fish because they have fallen victim to poor fishing practices, unregulated development, lack of watershed protection or all of the above. Costa works with partners around the world to help increase awareness and influence policy so that both the fish and fishermen of tomorrow will have healthy waters to enjoy.  Costa encourages others to help in any way they can.

For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700 or visit the company’s web site at Join the conversation on Facebook at or on Twitter @CostaSunglasses.