As with many timely business ideas, Maui Jim Sunglasses were born out of need. In this case, the need was for a sunglass that would eliminate the harsh Hawaiian glare without distorting the beautiful colors of the island scenery. Everyone said it was impossible — the elimination of glare and color clarity just did not go together. After years of research and development, the impossible became a reality and Maui Jim PolarizedPlus emerged. Most polarized lenses stop with ordinary polarizing film. Maui Jim Sunglasses with PolarizedPlus incorporate polarization to block reflected glare, plus a bi-gradient mirror and anti-reflective treatment to block glare from above, below and behind. Maui Jim has recently taken technology a step further by introducing PolarizedPlus2, which eliminates glare and boosts colors. PolarizedPlus is so unique it has been awarded U.S. Patent #4,838,673. No other sunglass company can legally copy or reproduce the unique Maui Jim advantage. Once upon a time you could only get Maui Jim Sunglasses in Maui. No more. This revolutionary sunglass technology, distinctive styles and quality materials are now available through selected retailers and eye care professionals on the mainland, in Canada, Europe, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom and Australia.