It all started on the beaches of Maui. In 1980, a small company began selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for better lens technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV rays, and bring the brilliant colors of the island to life, Maui Jim engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2 lens.
Maui Jim is always finding new ways to reveal more of the vibrant colors of the world while protecting your eyes from the effects of harsh glare and harmful rays. All Maui Jim sunglasses are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays, and all Maui Jim sunglasses have been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.
Maui Jim uses three rare-earth elements in its PolarizedPlus2 lenses to filter, balance, and increase the amount and quality of the colors the eye naturally perceives. As a result, you see deep, saturated colors and enjoy a better contrast and depth perception for a view of the world like you’ve never seen.
Maui Jim patented PolarizedPlus2 technology is designed to enhance your view in every type of sunlight condition. Most sunglass styles are also available with prescription lensesproviding improved visual acuity and allowing you to see more of the vibrant beauty around you.
MauiBrilliant lenses are made of a proprietary material that offers the clarity and scratch-resistance of glass and the comfort and impact-resistance of plastic. In the past, sunglass wearers had to choose between lenses that offered the most optical clarity and lenses that were lightweight and comfortable to wear. Glass lenses offer the sharpest vision, but they’re usually heavy and not very impact-resistant; plastic or polycarbonate lenses, on the other hand, are lighter weight and offer better protection against impact, but scratch easier than glass and offer the wearer less clarity. With the introduction of Maui Jim’s innovative MauiBrilliant lenses, wearers can enjoy optimal clarity in scratch-resistant and impact-resistant lenses that are lightweight and comfortable to wear.
The Maui Jim Evolution® lens is a hybrid of Maui Jim’s SuperThin Glass and Polycarbonate lenses. This lens is lightweight and offers exceptional scratch- and impact-resistance while providing better optical clarity than traditional polycarbonate lenses. The Evolution® is a high-index lens, making it the perfect choice for wearers with a strong prescription.
Maui Jim lenses come in a variety of colors. Weather and activity should influence the options you choose, and while some Maui Jim lenses work well for everyday wear, like the HCL® Bronze, others are more suited to bright sun, such as Maui Jim’s Neutral Grey. And because you often need additional protection from direct sunlight, you can choose Maui Jim’s Blue Hawaii blue mirror coating. Mirror coatings are both fashionable and functional since they add a bit of mystique to your look while reflecting more of the sun’s harmful rays away from your eyes and the delicate skin around them. The Sunrise Pink mirror coating is available on Maui Jim’s Maui Rose lens, which offers the highest contrast, perfect for fast-paced activities and sports. When you need extra contrast and color in low light or for slower-paced activities like golf, choose Maui Jim’s Maui HT lenses.
Maui Jim offers some of the best lenses available, but even these revolutionary lenses can wear out or break. Does this mean that you need to purchase new frames? Not necessarily. You can purchase replacement lenses for your existing frames if your lenses have become scratched, your prescription changes, or you want to swap your existing lenses for a different color or material.
Yes, so long as you purchase replacement lenses from an authorized retailer, like FramesDirect.com, you can be confident your replacement lenses offer the same exceptional quality you’d get in a new pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. And Maui Jim sunglasses and lenses are warranted when purchased from an authorized dealer.
To order Maui Jim replacement lenses, please contact one of our experienced opticians at 1-800-248-9427.