Why Choose Polarized Sunglasses?
The lush island beauty of Maui inspired us to create sunglasses that allow you to see your world in the full richness of its color and detail, while also protecting your eyes from harsh glare and harmful UV rays. Maui Jim’s revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens technology gives you the best of both worlds: industry-leading color enhancement and clarity, combined with unmatched protection from the damaging effects of sun exposure. But how exactly is this technology, and how does it work?
What does “polarized” even mean?
Unlike other sunglasses that simply use tinted lenses to block out light, polarized sunglasses are designed to diminish the sun’s glare on water, snow, glass, pavement, and other reflective landscapes and objects. When you remove the glare, you’re left with more color, clarity and detail in everything around you. This is incredibly beneficial during outdoor activities. You’ll be able to see further ahead on the ski slope, peer through the water while fishing, and take in a larger color spectrum while watching the sunset from your hammock.
How are polarized lenses actually better for my eyes?
Most non-polarized sunglasses should block out at least some of the sun’s light (and hopefully some UV rays). However, not all sunglasses offer the protection you need, making your eyes and the surrounding skin more susceptible to burning, aging, cancer and significant eye damage.
We believe that eye health is a very important factor to consider when choosing sunglasses, which is why every one of our sunglasses block out 100% of harmful UV rays. This includes UVA rays that cause premature aging and UVB rays that cause burning. We’ve also earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation for our polarized technology, due to its ability to protect not only your eyes, but the surrounding skin as well.
Are all polarized glasses equal?
In addition to blocking out 100% of harmful UV rays, our PolarizedPlus2® technology also reduces High-Energy Visible (HEV) radiation, otherwise known as blue light. Don’t worry, you’ll still see all of those beautiful blues, you just won’t be subjected to the harmful low-energy HEV rays that are associated with age-related macular degeneration.
Blocking out the sun’s glare also reduces the impact its brightness can have your eyes. Sliding on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses will keep your eyes relaxed and allow you to see more without squinting or straining.
In Hawaii, we’re all about getting the most out of your experience and enjoying the good life. Polarized sunglasses allow you to spend more time outside in the sun than non-polarized. Our lenses were engineered to handle the strongest sun in the world, so your eyes always stay fresh and you never stop enjoying the view.
We’re also about making color true. Our lenses do that better than any other brand. Where other sunglasses are too dark, ours are good in any light. Your vision will remain sharp and pristine, and the colors of your world will remain rich and vivid, even as lighting conditions change from brilliantly sunny to overcast. And even when you don’t need top block glare, your eyes and skin stay protected.
At Maui Jim, we’re dedicated to changing the way you see the world. Try our PolarizedPlus2® sunglasses for a revelatory experience of brilliant colors, rich contrast, and unmatched visual acuity, while always keeping your eyes and skin safe from the damaging effects of the sun. Bring aloha into your life with polarized sunglasses from Maui Jim.