Here we are! We have finally arrived at March Break, and spring is right around the corner! For many of us, March Break includes a vacation away somewhere warm. However, if you’re like me and a vacay is not in the cards, then read on! Here at Merivale Vision Care you can experience the next best thing and escape with trying on new frames and sun wear. No line we carry embodies a vacation-y feel more than Maui Jim! Inspired by the beaches of Hawaii, if you can’t get there for the real thing then try these instead!
Originally a sunglass only line, Maui Jim has recently launched ophthalmic frames, and they are amazing! They truly are “crafted elegance.” The new mountings for clear glasses offer a little of everything in modern and classic shapes. Materials cover all the bases. Acetate frame designs are inspired by the Hawaiian Islands and Kapa cloth making (used from sleeping blankets to bands adorning the body and hair). All frames are inspired by the ocean, sand, island flora and fauna, as well as sea glass found on the beaches. Metals are stainless steel, and nylon are incredibly lightweight. Rimless designs are available where you can adjust the sizing of the lenses.
The best part yet though, if you are someone who requires a little more correction and previously were unable to get Maui Jim sunglass due to prescription limitations, the wait is over. The Maui ophthalmic collection can be fitted to their signature prescription sun lenses in a truly massive range of prescription requirements, so almost everyone can get Maui Sun!
A Maui Jim sunglass was the first pair of “good” sun wear I allowed myself to invest in when I first started out as a “baby Optician” way back in the day. Way longer than I care to admit! Ok… I’ll admit it, it was the year 2000, so you do the math! The model I own is no longer available given its age, however, they have the Maui Neutral Grey polarized lenses that are still available today. My sunnies have been to Costa Rica, New Mexico, on a Caribbean cruise and to the Dominican Republic. They have survived wave pools, water parks, the ocean, the beach, the desert (and the sand that comes with both), hiking, and the list goes on and on. One time I thought the hinge seized! I brought them to work and with a little hinge oil and adjustment love, they were back in action. If they did break, Maui Jim would surely have helped as their customer care is second to none. I already have a new one earmarked for my next investment: the Heliconia model in crystal with a hint of pink, with the Maui Rose lenses. Gorgeous!
So, if you can’t get away on vacation, bring the vacation to you by stopping by to check out the Maui Jim ophthalmic and sun frames. We have a multitude of styles for every taste and prescription. Best part, there is no sand in our office to get stuck in your bathing suit!
Written by Tracey Lee, Registered Optician at MVC