In 1983, a group of men who were passionate about fishing spent their days exploring the globe and battling extreme elements. They began to realize that the sunglasses they wore were not as rugged as their adventures. Seeing the world in absolute clarity and protecting their eyes was a must. When they couldn't find worthy sunglasses, they decided to make their own. And Costa del Mar came to be. Decades later, the company’s mission is the same: to create the clearest sunglasses on the planet for life's great adventures. And the patented technology like those found only in Costa lenses and frames are proof that they are succeeding.