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My new Costa Delmar Man-O-War glasses arrived today and I immediately ran down to the lake to give them a try. Last year I purchased the Fathoms with the mirror blue 580 glass lens. I loved them so much I purchased this pair the man -o-wars with the mirror green 580's. The clarity and contrast is unbelievable. The man-o-wars here on out referred to as MOW's have small shields for the top and bottom openings eliminating any mirror effect that you often get with mirror glasses. With the fathoms I did get a small amount when not wearing a hat. Which isn't often I have to keep the sun off the dome. The protection I was born with isn't as thick as it used to be. I purchased the mirror green for the MOW's which after trying a buddies have an edge over the mirror blues in shallower water. If I had to only buy one pair I would have to give the mirror blue the vote for the all purpose lens. The style of frame the MOW is by far the better more comfortable frame. Although not tested during a full day of fishing in the heat as the Fathoms were, I expect them to perform as well if not better. The Fathoms didn't slip down your nose like other glasses do, and I had no problem with fogging, ever. Both frames are extremely light weight and durable. You can go to the the Costa Delmar page to read about the science of the newer 580 lens, but basically they filter out the yellow rays that your eyes can't to give a clearer and crisper viewing (for a lack of a better word). They're kinda pricey but I feel well worth the money spent. No fatigue whats so ever, no taking off the glasses to rub your eyes, no headaches or discomfort around the ears or nose. If interested I would suggest going to the Costa web page and select a style your interested in then going to a local dealer and try them on. I did find a web page and saved about 25%. They unfortunately do not carry all the styles. Zbestglasses.com . The Costa page allows you to pick your frame and lens and gives you an opportunity to see what they would look like. They also have a lens selection suggestion tab as well. If your in the market for a new pair of glasses I strongly suggest giving these a try. I think it would be money well spent. In a few years I will probably have to try the option of the X3 bifocal lens they also offer.