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Old 04-10-2008, 07:15 AM
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Does anyone have prescriptions in their Costa’s? I’m trying to get some new shades but the prices I keep getting are $450 or better…….I think that’s a bit much. If anyone has any idea on where to get them and save a bit of money, please let me know.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:30 AM
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I purchased my prescription Costa Del Mar Sunglasses online through RX SunGlass (Birmingham, Alabama) http://www.rxsunglass.com/site/Scripts/default.asp I just priced mine again online and they came in at $327 plus shipping.
I e-mailed them the prescription and they sent the glasses a few days later. I can't remember exactly what I paid, but you're not going to get prescription Costa's with glass lenses and mirror for less than much less than $400. I went with the Harpoon model with amber lenses and green mirror tint. I've had them for two years and they 're great.

Here they are peeking out from behind a Kingfish last fall.

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Old 04-10-2008, 04:42 PM
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I've waiting on my Swordfish with Blue mirror Rx progressive lenses.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:26 PM
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I make alot of them in prescription for my customers. Depending on your prescription and the frame you pick , my price is usually in the 3's not the 4's. If you need a pair made, you can send me your info and I'll make them for you. Or if you just need advice I'll advise you. Let me know.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:15 PM
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Mako 25 - 4/10/2008 4:42 PM
I've waiting on my Swordfish with Blue mirror Rx progressive lenses.
I'm in denial, but think that's exactly what I need.

Please post your impressions after trying them

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I did a pair of Maui Jim Volcanos in prescription... they are really great, but the price is right in line with what you are talking about. I tried polycarb Oakleys, they were the worst glasses I ever wore on the water and scratched up in a matter of a week or two.. replaced the lenses and it happened again.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:37 PM
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Maui Jim is one of the few sunglass companies that do their own prescription lenses in their own lab -- they don't farm them out like Costa Del Mar and some other companies. The only other company that has their own lab that I know of (there may be others) is Action Optics (Smith Optics). That's why they cost more -- high quality and they guarantee the work and the optics.

As a result Maui Jim is somewhat restrictive in what precriptions they'll do. They won't do mine. Action Optics will do mine, but only in certain frames (I have a stigmatism that exceed their limits). Both companies charge a lot to make precription lenses -- but they guarantee the work.

I got burned by Costa and my optician last year when I ordered new sunglasses. Both the optician and CDM said my 'script was fine with the frames I chose. When I got them back they were a disaster. CDM refunded the cost of the frames ($79); but they told me to eat the rest. That's when I found out about "third party" shops doing the prescriptions. Never again.

If you go with Costa or Maui Jim and a "discounted" cost for script lenses to save a few $$ -- make sure you find out who's making them and what is the warranty.

I have one set of eyes and they're worth it!

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Old 04-12-2008, 09:06 PM
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I have my second pair of prescription Costa del Mars right now and I really like them. Due to a bit of a run-around technique by the opticians, I sent my prescription and order form directly to Costa to ensure the correct pair of glasses. For some reason, the eye/vision centers that I tried to use (two), like to purchase the Costa frame and then send the frame to their own labs to make the lens. The centers seemed confused as to why I wanted the actual Costa lens, and they still didn't do it right after I specifically said that the "lab lens" wasn't adequate. I was quoted prices around 350 for the lab lens.

My attitude on this is, why even bother getting the Costa frame if I don't get the Costa lens? The frame is essentially immaterial to the purchase of the glasses, as long as the coverage is up to par. Just buying a frame with a second rate lab lens doesn't mean that I have ANY of the benefits of Costa del Mar glasses.

I sent the prescription into Costa del Mar myself and two weeks later (or so) I get the glasses in the mail. I got the Seven Mile (I had the Bahia Mar the first time) with the gray glass lens and Blue Mirror finish. I don't much care for the thick plastic frames, so both pairs have been the metal and have held up excellently. You can only get the Wave 400's in prescription right now and unfortunately the 580's still aren't available in prescription. Both pairs were definitely more than $500, maybe up to 600, but I'm not sure exactly how much anymore because insurance picked it all up.

If anyone who got their Costas in prescription for $300-400 can actually verify that they are indeed Costa lens' and not local lab reproductions of the lens', I'd be interested in this, but I am skeptical. It doesn't mean they aren't sufficient, but from my experience over the years, I would hesitate to say they are genuine Costa del Mar lens' - frames would be genuine though.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:29 PM
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I buy mine from Clearsight Opticians in Ft. Lauderdale, $250 for frames, blue mirror gray plastic lenses, plus tax. I've gone through a few pairs over the years and these guys are by far the best rpcied and have great customer service.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:56 PM
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I got My "oceanwave" with prescription + one eye astigmatisms lens, in green inshore mirror from Sharktested product.they sent me few
different frames to select from with no charge.I know for sure they use original "oceanwave" lenses total cost was $300.
that was last season. B.T.W great glass.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:22 PM
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I have been getting my polarized prescription sunglasses from Clearsight Opticians for years. They are in Ft. Lauderdale, I think.

They have extra dark polarized lenses for fishing. They come in a plain jane brown plastic frame that WILL NOT break.

You FAX them your prescription and in a couple of days your glasses show up.

The last pair I got was like $125 bucks.

They dont have the fancy name on them, but they are inexpensive and have great service.

I believe in the Form Follows Function message. Oceanwave, etc for 400 bucks??? No WAY.

http://www.clearsight.net/proddetail...tid=2&scatid=9

Single vision polarized, $138, not bad!

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:04 PM
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I wound up going with http://www.rxsunglass.com/site/Scripts/default.asp. The cost w/ shipping comes to $333.00 and I should have the glasses in 2 weeks. The only thing I am not thrilled about is the mirror finish is on the outside of the lens, but I was told they are warranted for a year and all I would have to do is send them back and I would be all set.

I’ll let you know how they turn out as soon as I get them!
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I wound up going with http://www.rxsunglass.com/site/Scripts/default.asp. The cost w/ shipping comes to $333.00 and I should have the glasses in 2 weeks. The only thing I am not thrilled about is the mirror finish is on the outside of the lens, but I was told they are warranted for a year and all I would have to do is send them back and I would be all set.

I’ll let you know how they turn out as soon as I get them!
You sure the mirror is on the outside?My Costas from rxsunglass have the mirror in the glass and they've held up well.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:16 PM
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Yeah, I confirmed it with them. They had the option to have the mirror "coated" but they said they have never done that before and didn't know how it would turn out. I will use them as is and if there are any issues (hopefully not) when I send them back I will take advantage of that option.

The are a CDM recommended lab so I am hopeful I will get CDM quality.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:08 PM
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I just saw this thread and was wondering how people who bought their prescriptin CDM Sunglasses from RX sunglasses have liked them. Are they a true glass lense. I could not find that info out on the website.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:16 PM
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LOVE my Rx Costa's!!!! 2 Pair can't live without them.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:33 AM
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I know this isn't much help, but I had my eyes fixed with ICL ( Intra Corneal Lenses). My corneas were too thin for LASIK. Now I can see in High Def. A small benefit of this is I can buy el-cheapo sunglasses and never worry about them. Best money ever spent.
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