Get to know Maui Jim
By Francesca deBoer, Eyewear Architect
Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Inspired by the beauty and culture of the islands, Maui Jim sunglasses protect your eyes from the harsh effects of glare and harmful rays, while letting you experience all of the vibrant colors of the world. The brand has been listed in Forbes Magazine as “100 Things Worth Every Penny” and I couldn’t agree more! These sporty, world-class sunglasses will truly amaze you.
One element that impresses people about Maui Jim sunglasses is the brilliant rays of color given by the lens tints. Maui Jim has four gorgeous tint colors used for sporting activities or beach-side lounging: Neutral Grey, HCL Bronze, Maui Rose and Maui HT.
The neutral grey tint offers more vibrant color and a sharper detail. The HCL Bronze tint is the most versatile and perfect in any light condition. The Maui Rose is the most comfortable on the eyes and allows for a sharper focus outdoors. Lastly, the Maui HT green tint offers the highest available light transmission allowing for incredible depth perception.
Another great component of Maui Jim sunglasses is the double gradient polarization technique. This technique helps with intense glare and essentially “squints for you.” Glare tends to wash out colors, details and fatigues your eyes. Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2 lens eliminates 99.9% of glare and gives you color, clarity and detail all in one!
Eclectic Eye carries various Maui Jim frame and lens styles, so come on by and check them out!