4 Things to Consider When Buying New Sunglasses
Choosing sunglasses is about looking good, but it’s also important to select a pair that will protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. Not only can your skin be damaged by exposure to UV rays, but so can your eyes. Fashion and peace of mind meet when you shop Maui Jim® sunglasses, which feature alluring frame styles along with state-of-the-art polarized lenses that keep your eyes safe while providing unprecedented color and clarity.
But with so many tantalizing designs to choose from, how do you narrow down your search and make sure you’re investing in a pair that’s perfect for you? When choosing sunglasses, consider the following attributes:
Polarized Lens Technology
Some sunglasses will cut down on glare but dim the details and colors in your natural environment. PolarizedPlus2® lenses from Maui Jim feature cutting-edge technology that will manage the high energy visible light in your environment without sacrificing colors, details, and contrast. Polarized lenses eliminate 99.9% of glare, which improves overall image quality and reduces eye fatigue by allowing your eyes to stay relaxed without squinting.
Some sunglass lens tints are there purely for the sake of appearance, but at Maui Jim the lens tint on your sunglasses is not only a style choice, but also affects the quality of the image you see. When choosing a lens tint, think about what fits your personality – are you cool blue Hawaii or fiery red lava? Also consider the lighting conditions you expect to encounter during your outdoor adventures. For low-light conditions, consider Maui HT™ lenses which offer the highest available light transmission, giving you extra contrast and vivid color when other lenses would be too dark. For the brightest days, try Neutral Grey for maximum light reduction without sacrificing color or definition. Our Maui Rose® tint is great for all weather conditions, from sunny to overcast. HCL® Bronze is our most versatile lens tint, giving you a consistently warm bronze tone even in variable lighting conditions.
Frame Style and Fit
From retro to ultra-modern designs, we offer hundreds of sunglass frames to match your individual style. When choosing a frame type, also consider coverage area. UV-blocking lenses protect not only your eyes but also the area surrounding your eyes. Some frames, like aviators and shields, offer a large coverage area. Our sunglasses have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval as effective UV filters for the eyes and surrounding skin.
Think about your favorite outdoor activities and whether it would be beneficial to choose wrap sunglasses that are designed to cover your peripheral vision.
You’ll Get More Out of Durable Designs
You don’t want to fall in love with a pair of sunglasses just to have them fall apart on you. Maui Jim frames are made from high-quality materials for maximum durability, while also fitting comfortably and feeling lightweight. For a comfortable fit during intense workouts, we recommend especially durable nylon or wrap frames.
Our lenses are water and oil proof, as well as scratch resistant on both the front and back of the lens. From full-throttle water sports to a leisurely drive along the coast, and everything in between, our high-performance frames will withstand the demands of any active lifestyle.
At Maui Jim, we believe that whatever sunglasses you choose, they should help you get the most out of your outdoor experience while trusting that your eyes are safe no matter how many hours you spend in the sun. We are always finding new ways to reveal more of the beautiful colors of the world while protecting your eyes from harsh glare and harmful UV rays. In fact, no other sunglasses offer the same level of visual acuity, sun protection, and color enhancement as our patented PolarizedPlus2® lenses. Browse our wide selection and find your perfect pair today.