In 1983, a group of fishermen realized that the sunglasses they were using did not fit their hardcore adventures. The group of men faced extreme elements while traveling the world but their sunglasses were not holding up as they had hoped. The idea for Costa sunglasses was formed because the men wanted to see the world clearly, while protecting their eyes at the same time. Costa del mar sunglasses mission is “to create the clearest sunglasses on the planet for life’s great adventures.” Glasses by Costa use lenses and frames that are durable and backed for life. As the clearest polarized sunglasses, Costa eyewear allows people to truly experience the outdoors. The company lives and breathes the water and they want to be on it, protect it and inspire others to do the same.