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Copper. I just got a pair with prescription lenses before Christmas. 

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I have blue and just ordered green. I put the green on in basspro and it allows alot more light in as it on an amber lense. The blue is a smoke lense. I have fished the blue for 2 seasons and love em. I cant wait to get the green ones on. High contrast. 

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8 hours ago, UKCATSBASSER said:

Wanting to try a pair. Will pull double duty driving and fishing. 

I'm in the same boat as you but I need mine in prescription, do you mind if I use your topic to ask Dwight Hottle how he went about getting them. 

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19 minutes ago, flyfisher said:

green mirror is not amber, it is copper base color.

K lol

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There is a big difference between the two in my opinion that is the only reason i am calling it out...i am not a fan of amber based lenses at all.

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Love my 580G's.  (Green)  Both for fishing and driving, which I do a lot more of.  They really shine on bright, overcast days and bring out the contrast much better than my amber Oakleys.

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10 hours ago, Midwest Fisherman said:

I'm in the same boat as you but I need mine in prescription, do you mind if I use your topic to ask Dwight Hottle how he went about getting them. 

Not a problem at all. 

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You can always message Dwight....

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1 hour ago, Montanaro said:

You can always message Dwight....

Thought I may not be the only person with this question so I figured it was better asked here than in a PM. Thanks 

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14 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

 

Copper. I just got a pair with prescription lenses before Christmas. 

Dwight, how do you go about getting a pair with prescription lenses, is it as simple as going to a dealer with the prescription. 

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I just bought a pair.  Go thru your optometrist if they deal in Costas.  They will order them for you.  On the pricey side but worth it if you need perscription sunglasses. I went with the copper lenses too for dual purpose.  Plus i don't like the mirrored look.

Steve

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1 hour ago, N Ga Bassin' said:

I just bought a pair.  Go thru your optometrist if they deal in Costas.  They will order them for you.  On the pricey side but worth it if you need perscription sunglasses. I went with the copper lenses too for dual purpose.  Plus i don't like the mirrored look.

Steve

Ok, thanks Steve

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2 hours ago, MDBowHunter said:

580g and don't look back, you won't be dissapointed

The only problem i had with glass is"if" you had a lure come back and hit you in the lense glass would shatter. That is the only reason i went with plastic.

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2 hours ago, Midwest Fisherman said:

Dwight, how do you go about getting a pair with prescription lenses, is it as simple as going to a dealer with the prescription. 

Yes I went to the closest independant dealer. He advised me what frame would work best for my head shape & prescription. The frame I liked the best was not suitable for my prescription because of lense thickness. I gave him my updated prescription & he ordered them directly from Costa. They came in 4 days later. 

Instead of going to a large box retailer who sells Costas I looked for a optical shop. The optician can give you detailed info to make the best choice. I was told that the copper lenses offered the optimal sight penetration into fresh water & were the best  driving lenses for daytime lighting. 

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15 minutes ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Yes I went to the closest independant dealer. He advised me what frame would work best for my head shape & prescription. The frame I liked the best was not suitable for my prescription because of lense thickness. I gave him my updated prescription & he ordered them directly from Costa. They came in 4 days later. 

Instead of going to a large box retailer who sells Costas I looked for a optical shop. The optician can give you detailed info to make the best choice. I was told that the copper lenses offered the optimal sight penetration into fresh water & were the best  driving lenses for daytime lighting. 

Great, this is very helpful. Thanks for the detailed information. 

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5 hours ago, Lendiesel22 said:

The only problem i had with glass is"if" you had a lure come back and hit you in the lense glass would shatter. That is the only reason i went with plastic.

I think they have some sort of film in there because i had that exact situation happen with a fly that came back and hit me square in the lens.  The lens cracked but it did not shatter.  May not be the norm but i figure in all my years of fishing that was the first time it happened so I should be good for a few more years hopefully lol

 

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9 hours ago, Lendiesel22 said:

The only problem i had with glass is"if" you had a lure come back and hit you in the lense glass would shatter. That is the only reason i went with plastic.

Since they're a coated lens it won't shatter like that but it will crack, don't ask how I know and it's not from a lure. But to be honest before I'd let a lure hit me in the face I'd try and catch it with my hand, I'd much rather pull some hooks out of my hand rather then my face.

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On 1/2/2016 at 5:12 PM, Dwight Hottle said:

 

Copper. I just got a pair with prescription lenses before Christmas. 

Dwight, 

Would you  mind sharing what the costs were to get  your prescription done by Costa?  I am looking to get a pair done...THANKS

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3 hours ago, L a r r y said:

Dwight, 

Would you  mind sharing what the costs were to get  your prescription done by Costa?  I am looking to get a pair done...THANKS

$469 frames & lenses. 

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Glass, amber lenses.

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