Does Maui Jim make prescription sunglasses? Yes! But before you buy them, it's good to learn about what you're getting. We're here to help you understand everything about Maui Jim sunglasses so you can make an informed and exciting purchase decision.

Maui Jim Buyer's Guide

A. Where And How Are Maui Jims Made?
B. Are Maui Jims Worth It?
C. Maui Jim Frame Materials
1. Durable Metals
2. High-Quality Plastics
3. Alternative Options
D. Maui Jim Sunglass Lens Materials
1. Plano Sunglass Lenses
2. Prescription Sunglass Lenses
E. Maui Jim Eyeglass Lens Materials
1. Proprietary Eyeglass Lenses
2. Maui Jim Other Lens Options
F. Shop Maui Jims Online

Where And How Are Maui Jims Made?

Creating a pair of Maui Jim premium frames takes more than 250 steps. They care about how they look, how comfortable they are, and how well they work. First, they come up with ideas in their design studio. Then, they make prototypes that are sent to their partners in Italy or Japan. After that, the frames are tumbled and polished for a long time, around 60 to 130 hours! Finally, each frame is put together by hand and checked so it looks right.

Are Maui Jims Worth It?

If you've tried Maui Jim sunglasses, it's no wonder why the average Maui Jim customer owns about four pairs of Maui Jims. Why are Maui Jims so great? Let me explain. What makes them so special? Let me tell you. Imagine having a wonderful day spoiled by glasses that keep slipping down your nose because they're heavy. Luckily, even Maui Jim's metal and acetate frames are super comfy for all-day wearing. They care about how they look and feel, not just the style.

And guess what? Maui Jim lenses are amazing. Their labs are top-notch and great at what they do, so you get clear vision fast. All of their lenses have cool coatings. Some help water slide off. Some keep oil and dirt away for easy cleaning. They even have coatings to reduce reflections and prevent scratches. Plus, all their lenses block 100% of UV rays, even eyeglass lenses! And if you're new to SportRx, you can try Maui Jim risk-free with our See Better Guarantee. But more about that later.

Maui Jim Frame Materials

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Durable Metals

Maui Jim Titanium Frames: Maui Jim's titanium frame material is lightweight and durable. It is perfect for those looking for a minimalist, yet noticeably premium look.
Maui Jim Stainless Steel Frames: Stainless steel is lightweight and anti-corrosive. It's the perfect material for those looking for an affordable titanium alternative.
Maui Jim MauiFlex™ Frames: MauiFlex is Maui Jim's proprietary frame material. It is considered a memory metal as it bounces back to its original shape through rugged wear and tear. It's perfect for those who demand perfect performance from their frames.
Maui Jim Monel Frames: Monel metal is hypoallergenic and rigid. It is a great frame material for those looking for a very sturdy frame.

High-Quality Plastics

Maui Jim Acetate Frames: Acetate is Maui Jim's premium plastic. It holds colors and patterns well, and is easy to adjust. It is the perfect frame material for those looking for bold and rich designs.
Maui Jim Nylon Frames: Maui Jim nylon is ultra-lightweight and typically features embedded or adjustable nose pads. It is perfect for those looking for a frame that performs and adjusts to temperature changes without bending.
Maui Jim Hexetate Eyeglass Frames: Hexetate is Maui Jim's proprietary ophthalmic frame material. It is a stronger and more flexible version of acetate, and is perfect for those looking for the benefits of acetate but with better all-day wearability.

Alternative Options

Maui Jim Carbon Fiber Frames: Carbon fiber is prized for its lightweight and durable construction. It is perfect for those looking for an alternative to metal frames, and subtle frame patterns.

Maui Jim Sunglass Lens Materials

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Every Maui Jim sunglass lens has polarized magic, but won't blackout your digital screens. Like Maui Jim frames, Maui Jim sunglass lenses do different things. Each lens color has its own benefits. If you want to know which lens color is best for you, check out our Maui Jim Lens Color Guide.

Plano Sunglass Lenses

SuperThin (ST) Glass: Maui Jim glass lenses are 32% thinner and lighter than standard glass lenses.
Maui Brilliant™: The lightest lens in the industry, Maui Brilliant's clarity is almost equal to glass yet is 1/3 the weight! It is impact and scratch resistant, and is the only Maui Jim lens material that is available in Plano and prescription.
Maui Pure® & Maui Pure® LT: The second lightest lenses in the industry, Maui Pure and Maui Pure LT lenses are a great alternative to polycarbonate as they provide more clarity and are the most impact resistant of all Maui Jim lenses.

Prescription Sunglass Lenses

Maui Brilliant™: As mentioned above, Maui Brilliant is the only Maui Jim lens material that is available in plano and prescription. It is the lightest lens in the industry, has the best clarity of all Maui Jim prescription lenses, and is impact resistant. It is available with all Maui Jim front lens treatment options.
Maui Evolution®: A high index option at 1.60, Maui Evolution is recommended for higher prescriptions. It is available in all polarized colors with MauiGradient and bi-gradient frontside treatments.
Polycarbonate: Positioned for entry-level pricing, polycarbonate lenses are lightweight and impact resistant. It is not recommended for drill mounts or acetate frames, and is only available in biogradient lenses.

Maui Jim Clear Lens Materials

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Maui Jim only uses digital lenses of the highest quality. Digital lenses provide better peripheral vision and prescription accuracy.

Proprietary Eyeglass Lenses

Maui Jim Blue Light Protect™: This lens is made of a high index 1.67 material. It prevents eye strain and eye fatigue caused by staring at digital screens.
Maui High Contrast™: This lens is made of a high index 1.67 material. It is aesthetically more noticeable than the Maui Blue Light Protect due to the slight light-blue or purple tint you’ll see when you view these lenses straight on. These lenses makes it easier to read fine print, and they are a great lens for nighttime driving as it gives a boost of contrast in low light conditions.

Other Eyeglass Lens Options

1.67 Clear: 1.67 lens material is lightweight and thin, making it a great option for those with higher prescriptions.
1.60 Clear: 1.60 lens material is a good alternative to 1.67 but is slightly thicker and heavier.
Trivex®: Trivex is hard to scratch. It is the lightest and most impact-resistant of all the featured ophthalmic lenses but is thicker than poly.
Polycarbonate Clear: Polycarbonate is thin, lightweight, and impact-resistant. It is the most inexpensive of all the featured clear lens materials but provides lower optical clarity.

Maui Jim Prescription Glasses Online

Need prescription lenses for your Maui Jim frames? Contact SportRx! Our friendly in-house opticians are here to help you create your Maui Jim prescription sunglasses. They're available 6 days a week, ready to help you.

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