Sunglasses usually force an unfortunate sacrifice of color saturation in exchange for eye protection, making the scenery around you look flatter and more drab. Not so with the Maui Jim Makawao Polarized Sunglasses, designed to eliminate glare so you see more clearly while preserving the integrity of surrounding colors. The company's surroundings in the color rich mecca of the Hawaiian islands led Maui Jim to develop a special polarized lens that would cut down the bright glare from the surrounding water while still capturing the brilliant color of the local scenery. The polarization also allows you to see below the water's surface as long as the water is clear enough, which is an added perk if you are out in or on the water, while the lightweight, durable and scratch resistant ST Super Thin glass lens provides the best optic quality of any of Maui Jim's lenses. In addition to the enhanced view, you get top notch eye protection thanks to the 100% UV blocking lenses. The classic, flattering modified rectangular frame is versatile enough to be worn during outdoor activities or for easy everyday style, is prescription compatible, and features a fixed bridge with embedded nose pads so the sunglasses stay securely in place. The anti corrosive hinge spring holds up for long term wear, as does the high grade injected nylon frame. Maui Jim throws in a case and cleaning cloth with the sunglasses so you can protect your valuable eyewear investment.