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Exceptional Sunglasses

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on July 15, 2014
I've had many different types of glasses, but these are by far the best I've ever own. They were so nice that when I lost my first pair, I immediately purchased another.

Some features I love: excellent lens, comfortable rubber nose pads (no nose marks), and thick temples.

Note: The included case is a little cheap because the glue used to stick the interior material to the exterior shell came apart. I glued it myself and has held up well. Although the glue is cheap, the shell is very tough yet soft.
Pros: Light, comfortable, high-quality.
Cons: Pricey...
Would recommend: Yes
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Use care when driving

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on May 7, 2011
Aviators offer an unobstructed, undistorted view, and provide protection from the sun and other hazards, to a large part of the face. Vision and protection are the main reason I wear Aviators. Increased comfort and vision are why they have been adapted for driving. What attracted me to Maui Jim Pilot, Aviator, Navigator, State Trooper, frames, is the semi-half rimless lens. The stainless steel frame is hidden behind the glass edge, like no other Aviators that I have seen, making the bottom frame appear rimless.

Maui Jim Pilots, are a single use sunglass. They are ideal to wear on a sunlit beach in the daytime. They are too dark to use at night, inside, or anywhere that you have rapidity changing brightness conditions. Only Maui Jims wearers are wealthy enough to wear something that has such a limited use.

Maui Jim does not offer transitional lens. Not just on this pair but on any pair of Maui Jim eyeglasses. Maui Jim does not make a lens safe for driving. The Maui Jim lenses, even in prescription Rx, stay dark all of the time. When driving from bright sunlight into darkness, the driver wearing Maui Jim lenses is temporary blind, which reduces the time a driver has to react in an unexpected "see-and-avoid" traffic situation.

Maui Jims are Rx, which means that we can have prescription lenses made by anyone to our own specs to overcome the limitations of the Maui Jim brand. Vision insurance provides progressive lenses with photochromics, that change colo...
Would recommend: Yes
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