Gear Review: Costa Clear Rx Lenses

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Gear Review: Costa Clear Rx Lenses

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:You can get Costa Clear lenses in all of the brand’s optical frames, and there are also eight new styles from which to choose. I we

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ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

You can get Costa Clear lenses in all of the brand’s optical frames, and there are also eight new styles from which to choose. I wear the Ocean Ridge 410, inspired by the PRO series of sunglasses and designed with input from professional anglers. Frames are built from a durable resin that is ideal for active sports, and a ventilated nose pad adds comfort, with eyewear drains to help manage sweat.   

I felt that familiar feeling the first time I put on the Ocean Ridge 410s, which is the same snug fit I get with Fantail PRO sunglasses. Hydrolite rubber grips and keeper-ready temples keep the frames firmly in place. I add Costa’s C-Line Retainer lanyard when in the bass boat. I have worn them stream fishing, timber duck hunting while wading and even trail running. Now, I have a pair of prescription glasses that don’t feel heavy, stay put, and that I can wear all the time, on the water and behind the computer. 

I wear Costa Essential progressive lenses and after switching back and forth numerous times with my old lenses found the transition noticeably smoother from distance, to intermediate and near vision. Clarity is also much sharper overall during nighttime and low light, a must for me as I frequently work in those conditions at our Bassmaster Elite Series events. The difference is most notable in the distance level of the progressive lenses, as the coverage area seems much wider, which is fantastic when driving or while fishing.

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