Whether you’re going toe to tail with a wahoo or paddling your hardest to get around Breakwater Point before sundown, CDM has considered what you’ll need when you’re on the water. They've built their business and reputation on sunglasses that are high tech and high performance.
Costa Del Mar is inspired by a simple philosophy: “Adventure doesn’t make house calls.” They’re all about the journey and all about the outdoors. So their sunglasses are designed to stand up to the toughest conditions in the wildest of places. For boating, fishing, climbing, surfing and exploring, Costa Del Mar sunglasses have what it takes to provide the crispest vision, the most comfortable fit and the best protection.
Started by a group of outdoorsmen and hardcore offshore fishermen, Costa Del Mar initially set out to design a pair of sunglasses that conquered glare, eliminated UV light and could stand up to all the abuse they could dish out during a day on the water. In 1983, they created that pair of sunglasses along with the company that would take the water sports world by storm – Costa Del Mar.
“Our search for all things new and undiscovered never ends, taking our technology to a new level every day. We test our gear in the same conditions you live and play in. We fish. We paddle. We explore. And most importantly, we learn.”
-Costa Del Mar
It wasn’t long after that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration asked CDM to be their official “supplier” of polarized sunglasses. They knew they were doing something right.
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Costa Del Mar now produces more than 50 styles of sunglasses that come packed with patented technology, lens options and great standard features.
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Enhanced Sport Specific Vision
Problem:Certain frequencies of light can blur your vision and obscure fish or obstacles in the water.
Solution: Costa Del Mar sunglasses emphasize red, blue and green light while eliminating much of the yellow light which is hard for the eyes to process. This gives you sharper contrast, better definition and enhanced colors around any aquatic environment. It also allows you to see much deeper into the water.
Problem:Spending the day on the water can be like standing on a mirror. Sunlight reflected from water’s surface causes bright spots that can be distracting, blinding or hide fish.
Solution:Polarization is an essential element in all sunglasses that are made for people who live on the water. CDM glasses offer 100% polarization which eliminates glare from water and boat surfaces and helps reduce eye fatigue.
Problem:Overexposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts, degeneration of the retina and tissue growths that can block vision.
Solution:Costa Del Mar sunglasses give you 100% UV protection which helps prevent harmful long-term effects on our eyes.
The Perfect Fit
Problem:Heavy, uncomfortable glasses can cause pressure and pain around the points of contact.
Solution:CDM uses thin, but durable, lenses making the glasses light enough to wear all day. Corrosion-resistant stainless steel hinges help the glasses hold their shape and adjust to your head. Wire core temples adjust for a perfect fit and a special Hydrolite material grips to your ears and temples so you won’t lose Costa Del Mar sunglass during the fight.