Let’s talk about sunnies. Yes, the summer season may be behind us and yes, you’re probably reading this locked away in #SelfIsolation. But if there’s one thing that we’ve learnt from our friends at Maui Jim, it’s that whenever you’re outdoors, be it to run daily errands or simply to enjoy a leisurely stroll, it’s imperative you protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays – no matter the season!

Little may you know but the damage that sun exposure can cause to our eyes, any month of the year, can be devastating. So, we decided to chat all things sunglasses with Maui Jim and how its innovative lens technology may be saving your eyes.

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Health benefits

There are a host of reasons as to why sunglasses should be your summer essential. But we all know that. What we don’t know is that, while sunglasses are practically needed throughout the summer, they should also be worn year-round. But the lenses also need to be quality-made. And there are a few reasons for this:

  1. Lenses, in particular Maui Jim’s lenses, block 100% of all harmful UV rays. Sunglasses that don’t can actually cause more damage as they shade the eye, allowing more UV rays to hit the pupil.

  2. Wearing sunglasses whenever you’re outdoors is the ultimate guard against skin cancer. Just like your skin, your eyes need protection from the sun. Maui Jim sunglasses are proven to have the most effective UV filter for the eyes surrounding the skin.
  3. Eye comfort is everything, and sunglasses provide that barrier in eliminating the glare and impact of the sun’s brightness, no matter the season. Maui Jim’s lenses eliminate 99.9% of glare and reduce the impact of the sun’s brightness, allowing your eyes to stay relaxed as well as avoiding fatigue, crow’s feet, and even headaches!
  4. Blue light – you know, the type of light emitted by laptops, mobiles, tablets and televisions – may have lower energy rays than UV, however recent research suggests they can penetrate the eye and cause damage. Maui Jim offer patented Blue Light lens technology to combat this.

Maui JimAs 5 percent to 10 percent of skin cancer occurs around the eyes, there’s no doubt that wearing quality, protective sunglasses, even on overcast days and outside of the summer season, is really important.

Maui Jim has earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin, and their PolarizedPlus2 lens technology eliminates 99.9% of glare, blocks 100% of the harmful UV rays, and ensures your eyesight is never at risk. 

Many sunglass lenses simply darken your view, dimming and fading colour for a flat, low-contrast perspective. But with Maui Jim’s PolarizedPlus2 lens technology, colours are enhanced to what your eyes naturally perceive. So, what you see is vibrant, saturated colours with a higher level of contrast and greater depth perception.

A stylish choice

There is no doubt that sunglasses have always been a fashion statement – you buy a pair of sunnies for its looks, not for its protective element.

But with a generation that has become more health-conscious than ever before, taking into account the health benefits of a well-made pair of sunglasses with lens technology that is proven to work is pivotal.

That’s where Maui Jim seamlessly blend style, function and technology together.

Take the Koko Head style, for example. Not only a firm favourite worldwide but this collection is designed with a rounded frame and keyhole bridge to allow wearers to feel comfortable as they take in all of life’s amazing views with unmatched clarity – thanks to its incredible neutral grey lens technology, for example. The neutral gey offers the highest available light reduction for the richest colours and sharpest contrast.

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The Koko Head is appropriate for a range of occasions, from visits to the beach, leisurely walks, long drives and anything and everything in between. And thanks to its patented lens formula, all lenses – including those of the Koko Head – are infused with a blend of three rare Earth elements to enhance red, green and blue light waves. These elements increase and balance the saturation of colours we need to see and filter out the colours we cannot see.

Pretty incredible, if you ask us.!

To shop the Maui Jim range and find out more information about its incredible lens technology, visit the website here