Maui Jim UK – What’s In a Sunglass Lens?

What’s the difference between a standard pair of sunglasses and a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses in the UK?

Quite a lot, as it happens! This world-famous, award-winning eyewear brand makes some of the best polarised sunglasses in the world.

Starting Small, Believing Big    

A love of colour and a big dream are what have made Maui Jim so successful. Once a small company selling sunglasses on a beach in Hawaii, the brand is now admired all over the world. In a location as vibrant as Hawaii, you want to be able to appreciate the beauty around you.

So, Maui Jim developed the PolarizedPlus2 lens, designed to block 100% of UV rays, 99.9% of glare from sunlight, and enhance contrast and depth perception. You can find out more about these revolutionary sunglasses and why celebrities love them so much in our blog about the story of Maui Jim.

The Lenses

What makes these lenses so special? Quite simply, it all comes down to incredibly high-quality materials and super-advanced technology.

SuperThin Glass

An impressive 32% thinner and lighter than standard glass, these lenses offer optimal scratch resistance and incredible clarity.


Offering optics almost as clear as glass, yet just one-third of the weight, this is Maui Jim’s most advanced lens material.


The brand’s most popular lenses combine brilliant clarity, high scratch and shatter-resistance, and are ultra lightweight.

MauiPure LT

These lenses are 27% lighter than standard glass, giving you sunglasses that weigh the same as just 2 pieces of paper!

Maui Evolution

Offer scratch and shatter-resistance of polycarbonate lenses, yet with much better clarity.

Maui Jim UK

As one of the largest suppliers of Maui Jim sunglasses in the UK, here at OPTIX Opticians at Broadgate, we are confident that we can help you find the perfect pair of shades from this range that fit your lifestyle.

Our expert dispensing opticians can offer you advice on choosing from the best polarised sunglasses. Contact us to book an appointment or drop in to se eour Maui Jim frames if you’re in Bishopsgate and you’ll be seeing the world differently in no time!