Maui Jim Sunglasses Event | 28th & 29th June 2019

We are hosting another exciting Maui Jim Sunglasses Weekend on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2019.

Peter Ivins Eye Care is Scotland’s largest stockist of Maui Jim sunglasses. However, during this special Maui Jim weekend we will be showcasing the entire Maui Jim collection. That’s every style in every colour! Our team of dispensing opticians and an expert from Maui Jim will be on hand all weekend to help you select the perfect sunglass for your lifestyle and your look. If there was ever a time to treat yourself to a pair of fantastic Maui Jim sunglasses it is now.  Maui Jim Sunglasses are available to buy non-prescription, off-the-shelf Maui Jim Readers and in prescription in both single vision and varifocal.

Your chance to win a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses

Every customer who tries on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses over the course of the weekend will be entered in a prize draw to win a pair of their choice.  Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2 technology really has to be tried to be believed.

Why do we love Maui Jim Sunglasses so much?

I truly believe Maui Jim sunglasses are the best money can buy.  As an optometrist who does not wear spectacles, I have over the years amassed quite collection of sunglasses. I have owned them all, from high-end fashion brands like Tom Ford, Gucci, Oliver Peoples to classics from Ray-Ban and performance sunglasses from Oakley, Nike, Adidas, Bolle, Serengeti and Costa Del Mar. All of which are great in their on way. But when its sunny, I reach for my Maui Jim’s. When its cloudy, I reach for my Maui’s. When I ski I reach for my Maui’s. When I am driving, I reach for my Maui Jim’s….you get the idea.

But why? In a word, PolarizedPlus2® (maybe that’s two words). I am a lover of polarised sunglasses in general. This is a phrase many of you will have heard but not everyone understands the difference between sunglasses and polarised sunglasses. Non-polarised sunglasses make your view less bright by absorbing a percentage of light entering your eye. However, most of the discomfort I experience is as a result of glare. Glare is caused by light entering the eye from multiple directions and scattering within the eye causing visual discomfort.

This glare causes you to squint your eyes, can give you a headache, reduces the quality of your vision and can cause crows feet!  Polarised sunglasses remove this glare, allowing your eyes to see clearly, comfortably and ultimately relax. Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2® technology removes 99.9% of glare and goes beyond shielding your eyes from glare and harmful UV to reveal and enhance the world's true vivid colours in detail. It is a strange sensation wearing Maui Jim sunglasses for the first time. Your vision feels just better. Everything is clearer. Colours are richer. The world looks a better place.


Maui Jim Sunny Days polarised sunglasses with blue hawaii lenses

But are Maui Jim sunglasses cool?

If you had asked me that question 10 years ago, I would have answered no. I would have said that they are functional. Back them I always had my cool pair like a Ray-Ban or a Tom Ford for looking trendy. Then on sunny, bright days or cloudy days with lots of glare I would reach for my Maui Jim’s.

However, in the last 5 years Maui Jim have released a huge number of new styles that now tick the best sunglass lenses box and the cool sunglasses box. No longer to have to choose between looking cool and seeing well and comfortably.

Are Maui Jim sunglasses very expensive?

In a word no. They are not cheap considering the technology and quality, but relative to other designer brands they are comparable. When you factor in that the entire Maui Jim range is polarised as standard the price is very attractive. The range anywhere from £130 - £299 depending on the style, lens type and frame material.

A good judge of a sunglass brand is how they handle things when something goes wrong. You break the side off your frame, you scratch your lenses, your dog chews your sunglasses that kind of thing. Maui Jim are lovely people and they will look after you. Their customer service is first class. They are independently owed, a rare thing nowadays with massive conglomerates buying everything up. They have a workforce passionate about their product and that bleeds out of their customer service. You can take your Maui Jim’s to any Maui Jim stockist anywhere in the world and they will be repaired and serviced.

In short, I love my Maui Jim’s and I am sure you will too. Take this great opportunity to sample the brand and potentially win yourself a pair, there is no downside.


View the Maui Jim Range Online

You can view our range of Maui Jim sunglasses on our online shop here