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Maui Jim was conceived on an island of verdant greens, vibrant reds and azure skies. The sun brings light to these vistas, but also harms and tires bare eyes. Harnessing the power of the sun, Maui Jim lenses enhance our vision to make the spectrum more vibrant, while giving total protection from harmful rays and harsh glare. Quality frames, fit for the active lifestyle, spread aloha through the eyes of every wearer. Sunglasses designed to change the way you see the world.
In 1980 a small company began selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii's second largest island. Revolutionary lenses defined a brand which has gone on to enhance the way countless wearers see the world.
Maui Jim believes in providing more vibrant colours of the world while protecting your eyes from harsh glare and harmful rays. Every hue of the spectrum can be seen through the Maui Jim lens, which is housed in frames of highest quality material.
An eclectic selection of frames have been conceived to fill every possible niche, from fast-paced watersports, to sedate sunseeking, and everything inbetween. Maui Jim offer a range of lens tints crafted to suit specific environments.
Maui Jim sunglasses were born on the Hawaiian island of Maui nearly 30 years ago. A remarkable lens that not only has the finest polarising filters but also exclusive technology that replaces and renews the natural colours that are dulled by traditional sunglasses. Sunglasses should be about protection, comfort and an enhanced visual experience. Maui Jim delivers just that.
A premium polarising film is fused into the lens itself. The result is superior precision, total clarity and near complete elimination of glare reflected from any flat, smooth or shiny surface.
PolarisedPlus2 delivers the highest efficiency in blocking reflected glare. Colours are introduced in the polarisation film, and the polarisation axis never changes, allowing your eyes to view vibrant colour, superior precision and elimination of glare.
The Maui Jim Bi-Gradient lens adds protection against overhead and reflected glare, via a protective mirror at the top and bottom of the lens. The mirror "squints" for you to reduce the brightest light from above and below, allowing the eyes to relax.
This technology takes inspiration from Inuit snow goggles, which filter out the most intense light in an extremely bright environment, allowing only a small amount of light through to significantly enhance clarity.
Developed as a stylish alternative to the Bi-Gradient Mirror, MauiGradient® features a darker application at the top of the lens which gradually becomes lighter moving down the lens. This means an appropriate amount of light is allowed to filter through certain areas, while less light filters through in places where protection is paramount.
Gradient lenses are a great choice for drivers and sailors who need clearer vision in the lower lens in order to read instrument panels with ease.
Glare doesn't just affect the view in front of your eyes. "Bounce-back" glare from behind the lens can reflect off the inner surface and cause just as much eye strain as bare eyes would face, and impacting your view of the world.
A patented, essential treatment blocks reflected light and glare from behind the lens, enhancing clarity and eliminating eye fatigue, meaning you can wear your sunglasses for longer, with enhanced comfort.
A Patented, Proprietary Formula
Maui Jim lenses are infused with a patented blend of three rare Earth elements designed to enhance red, green and blue light waves. These elements increase and balance the saturation of colours needed to see, while filtering out invisible parts of the spectrum which only serve to cause interference. The result is that colours pop, and your world comes to life.
100% protection from harmful UV rays comes as standard on all lenses across the Maui Jim range. Harmful UV can cause physical damage and long-term health risks to the eye and surrounding skin. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can actually cause more damage because they shade the eye, causing the pupil to dilate, allowing in more UV rays.
Skin Cancer Prevention
These sunglasses have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin. The frames also do their bit, so Maui Jim recommend larger frames and wraparound styles for activities that require being outside for longer periods of time.
Eye Comfort & Strength
By eliminating 99.9% of glare and reducing the impact of the sun's brightness, Maui Jim lenses allow your eyes to stay relaxed day-long. With no need to squint and strain, you can avoid eye fatigue, wrinkles around the eyes, and even headaches. Your eyes will retain the ability to rapidly adapt to changing light levels, and potential hazards like headlights at night.
High-energy Visible Radiation (HEV), also known as blue light, has lower energy rays than UV, however recent research suggests they can penetrate deeply into the eye and cause damage. Our patented lens technology, including our proprietary blend of rare Earth elements, provides highly effective HEV reduction without removing the beautiful blues of the world.
Maui Jim glasses naturally provide a high level of scratch resistance owing to the quality materials used in their construction. For MauiPure®, Maui Evolution® and polycarbonate lenses, durability and long-term performance are enhanced by applying a proprietary CLEARSHELL® treatment to both the front and back of the lens.
Water & Oil Proof
A permanent waterproof and oleophobic (oil repellant) coating is applied to all Maui Jim lenses. Maui Jim sunglasses will quickly shed water and snow, and any smudges or fingerprnts on the inner or outer surface of the lens will wipe away easily.
Patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology is designed to enhance your view in every sunlight condition. Maui Jim's four lens tints offer a precision-tuned optical experience, with each tint specialised for a specific environment or purpose.
The first high-contrast grey lens to offer more vibrant colour and sharper detail, even in the harshest sun conditions.
BEST IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT
Featuring a bronze tone, perfect in any light, for any lifestyle, the most versatile lens for enhanced views in any conditions.
BEST IN FULL SUN TO OVERCAST
High contrast sharpens focus outdoors and is the most comfortable on the eyes. Ideal for fast-action activities.
BEST IN FULL SUN TO OVERCAST
Offers the highest light transmission allowing for incredible depth perception. Suited to distance viewing.
BEST IN VARIABLE LIGHT