Maui Jim Sunglass Event
We are excited to be once again hosting a Maui Jim Sunglass Weekend on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2019. Over the weekend you will be able to try on every Maui Jim style, in every colour with Michael an expert from Maui Jim on hand to help with frame and lens selection. Our team of optometrists and dispensing opticians will also be there to help and offer advice.
Win a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses
If you come along to our event and try on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses you will be entered in a prize draw to win a pair of Maui Jim’s of your choice.
Maui Jim – The worlds best sunglasses…..probably
Our team love Maui Jim sunglasses. They are the first choice of sunglasses for every member of our team. I myself now have 6 pairs! You might be wondering why I have 6 pairs of sunglasses? I buy one or two new pairs every year. The reason for so many is the different lens options offer by Maui Jim.
We can split the options into three categories (1) Lens material (2) Tint colour (3) Finish.
Maui Jim Sunglass Lens Materials
Selecting the best lens material for your sunglasses is important. The best option will very depend on your lifestyle and any sport use.
Maui Jim SuperThin Glass
Maui Jim SuperThin Glass lenses offer the sharpest optics available. They also offer the best scratch resistance. If you are looking for the best possible vision but are slightly rough on your lenses these can be a fantastic option. However, if you are involved in certain sporting activities plastic lenses offer better impact resistance and are therefore safer.
Most sunglasses lenses suitable for sport are made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is a very lightweight material and highly impact resistant. Whilst polycarbonate is fantastic with regards to impact resistance (they are literally bullet-proof) from an optical viewpoint they are somewhat poor when compared to glass lenses. The image quality with polycarbonate lenses is average at best.
To combat this Maui Jim produced Maui Evolution® lenses. Maui Evolution® lenses are light weight, scratch resistant and shatter-resistant like polycarbonate but offer far superior optical clarity. They are excellent option if you require sharp, clear vision but also impact resistance.
The next step in the evolution of sunglass lens technology was the launch of MauiPure® lenses. This has fast become Maui Jim’s most popular lens. It is lighter than Maui Evolution®, more shatter resistant, equally as scratch resistance and optically clear. It offers clarity almost as crisp as SuperThin Glasses lenses.
MauiBrilliant® is the latest advancement in Maui Jim lens technology and the most advanced. Maui Jim's most advanced lens material that features optics nearly as clear as glass with just one-third of the weight.
Maui Jim Sunglass Lens Colour Options:
There are four base lens colours to choose from:
Maui Jim Neutral Grey offers the highest available light reduction for the richest colours and sharpest contrast. This lens is best in bright, direct sunlight.
Maui Jim HCL Bronze is a “High Contrast Lens” providing a beautiful warm tint, excellent for varied everyday conditions. A great allrounder.
Maui Rose provides a subtle rose tint with the highest available contrast that is perfect for moving sports.
Maui HT is perfect when most lenses would be too dark. This “High Transmission” lens offers extra constant and colour. It is best for low light and golf.
Maui Jim Sunglass Lens Finishes
Once you have selected the best lens material for your lifestyle, and your favoured tint coloured you then have various finishing options to choose from including my personal favourite the Bi-Gradient mirror. The original Maui Jim Bi-Gradient mirror is applied to the top and bottom of the lens. The mirror squints for you to reduce the brightest light from above and below, allowing your eyes to relax.
MauiGradient® was developed as a stylish alternative to the Bi-Gradient mirror. A darker application at the top that gradually gets lighter moving down the lens so the appropriate amount of light is allowed to filter through certain areas.
The pink mirror coating of Maui Sunrise enhances your view of the world through the most vivid hues of pink.
The brilliant hues of the island of Maui inspired Maui Jim to create a lens for those that thrive on colour
The lush beauty of the rain forested hills of east Maui are reflected in Maui’s newest fashion mirror.
View the Maui Jim Range Online
You can view our range of Maui Jim sunglasses on our online shop here