We all know how important it is to protect our eyes from the sun on Maui. But with so many sunglasses on the market, it can be hard to decide which pair is right for you. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Maui Jim sunglasses and why they just might be the best option for your eye protection needs. (this is not an ad! We genuinely love these shades.)
Maui Jim was created with the goal of providing the clearest possible sunglasses lenses on the market. And that’s precisely what they’ve done. Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2 technology eliminates 99.9% of glare while also boosting color and clarity. In fact, Maui Jim is so confident in the quality of its lenses that they offer a two-year warranty on every pair.
But they don’t just offer great lenses – they also have a huge selection of Maui Jim frames to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something sporty, chic, or classic, Maui Jim has a frame style that will suit your taste. And because they understand that everyone’s face is different, they also offer prescription sunglasses and custom fitting services.
The History of Maui Jim Sunglasses
Maui Jim is a brand of sunglasses founded in Maui, Hawaii. The company started in 1980 when a fisherman began selling sunglasses on pool decks of West Maui resorts. Within a few years, Maui Jim became Hawaii’s best-selling premium sunglass brand. Today, the company has become a global leader in polarized sunglasses.
The company’s breakthrough came in 1983 when it launched the world’s first pair of PolarizedPlus® sunglasses. These patented lenses eliminate glare and UV rays while enhancing color and clarity. The success of the PolarizedPlus® lenses led Maui Jim to develop a full line of polarized sunglasses for both men and women.
Maui Jim’s Growth Around the World
In the late 80s, Maui Jim expanded beyond Hawaii for the first time when RLI became the thriving company’s patent owner and mainland distributor. This expansion was the launching point of Maui Jim’s global success.
In 2022 Maui Jim became part of Kering Eyewear, a luxury eyewear company, and continues its expansion into new markets all over the world.
What started as a small operation selling seven styles of sunglasses between fishing sessions has grown into a global company bringing in over $90m annually. With polarized lenses and a huge selection of frames, Maui Jim has everything you need to find the perfect pair of shades – and keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays all summer!