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Road Trip Essentials

Updated: Nov 3, 2020

The sun is shining. It’s a beautiful day. The one thing I CANNOT leave my house without, are my sunglasses. Ever since I was a kid, I always had to have them. Then, it was because I wanted to feel like a movie star, now it’s to protect my eyes, keep me from squinting… and maybe because I still want to feel like a movie star.

If you didn’t know already, listen up now because protecting your eyes is just as important as protecting your skin when you venture outdoors. UV rays can lead to serious eye-health problems, so it’s important to protect eyes when going outside or driving, even on a cloudy day.

And there’s more to worry about than just UV rays... 26% of daytime car accidents are actually attributed to glare. With more people opting for road trips and vacations within driving distance this year, it’s important to invest in a quality pair of polarized sunglasses that will both protect your eyes and block out glare.

I’ve got some of my favorite pairs here from Maui Jim. Maui Jim is a global premium, independent eyewear brand. All of Maui Jim’s sunglasses are made with the brand’s patented PolarizedPlus2 lens technology, blocking out 99.9% of glare, while protecting against 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.

On top of that, Maui Jim sunglasses have lenses which enhance the colors your eyes naturally perceive, so you will see vibrant, saturated colors with a higher level of contrast, allowing you to see the world more clearly and beautifully. They are even recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.

And the stylish movie star in me is happy because the brand has a variety of styles to choose from, so there is truly something for everyone.

There are the Mavericks for open-minded, free-spirited adventurers ready to go where others aren't willing to follow. The pure titanium frame delivers lightweight durability for all of life’s adventures.

The Kawika is eternally classic with its tortoise browline and temples and antique gold-tone trim. Its medium size and universally-flattering shape make this one of Maui Jim’s most popular styles and my personal go-to.

The last style, Dragon’s Teeth are carbon fiber frames that are lightweight, hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and durable with SuperThin Glass lenses. Not too heavy, but exceedingly clear, these lenses will enhance any driving experience especially essential for convertible or driving through the desert where the sunlight and glare are punishing.

So before you hit the road, visit Maui Jim to protect your eyes… and do it in style.

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