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Old 08-04-2022, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Prescription Costas?

For you guys that have prescription Costas, about how much do they run? Do they work well? Worth the investment? Been wearing contacts, but contemplating glasses,,but I'd need to convert my sunglasses to prescription as well. Opinions?
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:03 PM   #2
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I have the Turret model
They were $700-750 with progressives/loaded
frames are $220 ish lenses around $450 ish
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:10 PM   #3
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I left out, that I already have the costa sunglasses
I'd just need to get them made into prescription.
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:20 PM   #4
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Have worn some for years. Don’t really have anything to complain about. Don’t remember cost it’s been a couple years since I bought last pair. $250ish maybe? Brine I think is the frame
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:30 PM   #5
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Not cheap. Got mine from SportRx

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Old 08-04-2022, 06:35 PM   #6
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My astigmatism is too bad they donít offer lenses for me or I would have Some.


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Old 08-04-2022, 06:40 PM   #7
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I left out, that I already have the costa sunglasses
I'd just need to get them made into prescription.
The price is the same. You pay full price regardless. They don’t let you just send the frame and order lenses. Tried that as I had a few pair in a drawer. You may as well order what you want.

I got blue mirror Tuna Killers last year. Single vision 580p and they were $510.

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Old 08-04-2022, 06:59 PM   #8
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I sent my frames in and had the regular lenses replaced with single vision lenses. It’s been a few years but I think it cost me about $600.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:59 PM   #9
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I left out, that I already have the costa sunglasses
I'd just need to get them made into prescription.

I just had progressive lenses made for my Oakley frames. It was ~$600.


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Old 08-04-2022, 07:50 PM   #10
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My astigmatism is too bad they donít offer lenses for me or I would have Some.


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Iím in the same boat. I have prescription Oakleys currently because they would still make the lenses in my prescription.
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:21 AM   #11
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Default Prescription Costas?

I couldnít justify Costa prices with prescription changes so I went with Onos on the advice of a couple of TBHers. Been using them for almost 8 years now I believe. On pair 4 now after some prescription changes.

www.Onos.com

1st 2 pair were the Arya but Iíve since gone to the Zoars with bifocals. Around $260 single prescription, under $300 with bifocal. Mirrored lens helps hide itÖ although I donít give a flip.. Progressives are like another $50 but I use my sunglasses to shoot birds and clays with and donít like the progressives while shotgunning or really shooting anything .

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Old 08-05-2022, 07:43 AM   #12
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Like $300 with transition lenses need to check the model I have this was January of this year
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:07 AM   #13
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If your eyes are really bad I don’t think they will make anymore. I had a pair and love them. Last time I went they said they would not make past a certain # and I was passed. So I went with Oakley’s instead. Price anywhere 500-750 is where I alway land for sun glasses.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:17 AM   #14
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I spent $700.00 for some 5 years ago. I love them.
Definitely worth the investment for me.

I can’t say they are any better than any other brand because these are the only polarized prescription glasses I have tried.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:20 AM   #15
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i went with a pair of Shady Rays. like 150$
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:52 AM   #16
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I’d suggest you reach out to Larry. He’s a big CCA supporter and offers discounts on Costa products to CCA Members. He’s also amazing at prescription sunglasses.

http://www.creativeeyewearnb.com/
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:57 AM   #17
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go see my friend Jon Allen in corpus at family vision. He is a very good friend of mine and likely can get you a good deal on this w ins
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:21 AM   #18
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I’d suggest you reach out to Larry. He’s a big CCA supporter and offers discounts on Costa products to CCA Members. He’s also amazing at prescription sunglasses.

http://www.creativeeyewearnb.com/
I use to be able to buy direct from costa being in the industry. They still charge full price for prescription. No discounts. Now if he is getting prescription lenses and putting them in the Costa frames, that is different
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:56 PM   #19
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Not Costa but I have $750 in my Maui Jim’s. Best investment I’ve made in a long time! The Nevada desert sun is hell on your eyes.
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:28 PM   #20
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I think mine were in the $700 range last time I bought. It was nice to have them because I wear sun glasses pretty much sunrise to sunset. My only complaint is I would like to get more longevity out of the glasses. In about a year and a half the glasses start coming apart. I have a pile of Costas that all break in the same spot and I end up gluing the rubber back on for the last 6 months of their life. What ever lenses I have scratch super easy also.

It would be nice to o find some thing that holds up a little better for that money.

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Old 08-06-2022, 09:53 AM   #21
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I just got a new pair of Tuna Alley Costas through SportRx. I bought them primarily for saltwater fly fishing, but I wear them daily and love them. The glass lenses make a huge difference. These are the specs:
Vision type: C-Scape Progressive ($490)
Lens Material: 580G Glass ($70)
Lens Feature: Polarized + Mirror ($50)
Lens Color: Copper with Silver Mirror
Frame Color: Tortoise ($213)
Total: $823 - $164.60(military discount) = $658.40
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Old 08-06-2022, 10:13 AM   #22
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My Costas were just under $600. I would have paid twice that now that I have them. Been missing out all my life. That being said, check out WileyX, smith, or bajio sunglasses. They maybe be a little less expensive to get in a prescription. I know my back up pair of sunglasses, WileyX were less.
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