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Maui Jim Makaha MauiReader Polarized Sunglasses


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  • Tortoise/HCL Bronze, 1.50
  • Tortoise/HCL Bronze, 2.00
  • Gloss Black/Neutral Grey (Universal Fit), 2.00
  • Tortoise/HCL Bronze, 2.50
  • Gloss Black/Neutral Gray, 1.50
  • Gloss Black/Neutral Grey (Universal Fit), 2.50
  • Gloss Black/Neutral Gray, 2.00
  • Tortoise/HCL Bronze (Universal Fit), 1.50
  • Gloss Black/Neutral Gray, 2.50
  • Tortoise/HCL Bronze (Universal Fit), 2.00
  • Smoke Grey/High Transmission, 1.50
  • Tortoise/HCL Bronze (Universal Fit), 2.50
  • Smoke Grey/High Transmission, 2.50
  • Smoke Grey/High Transmission, 2.00

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Reading a book under the sunlight only makes your vision worse.

Enjoy a good book by the pool, even if you have poor vision, when you wear Maui Jim's Makaha Sunglasses with bifocal lenses. Maui Jim's bifocal is encased in polycarbonate and positioned to optimize distance views. The Makaha Readers use PolarizedPlus2 technology to give you the same enhanced colors and reduced glare as other Maui Jim Sunglasses. The Makaha Readers are made from lightweight Grilamid frames to ensure comfortable all-day wear.
  • Reading sunglasses for a good book on a bright beach
  • Bifocal lenses are also polarized to eliminate glare
  • Please see size chart for lens tint information
  • Item #MAU0076

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Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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California Proposition 65


This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Maui Jim Makaha MauiReader Sunglasses

>Rating: 5

Great glasses but not for War & Peace

I've owned many different brands of sunglasses and I think Maui Jims are far and away the best for optical clarity and glare reduction. My new Makahas have bronze lenses which boost contrast nicely without altering the color that I see. They are also light in weight, flexible, and very sturdy. Perfect for sporting activities.(To the reviewer who complained because they are plastic: Plastic is the new glass, only lighter.) The bifocal magnifier is placed low in the lens and at the inside edge next to the nose. The advantage of this is that you barely notice it when you don't need the extra magnification, the disadvantage is that the magnifiers are not well positioned for extended reading. I bought these glasses for fishing and the magnifier is perfect for tying on a small fly. You could also read a map or a newspaper without difficulty, but the fact is they are not true "readers" unless you like being semi-crosseyed for hours on end. So, I think the "Readers" label is misleading and should be changed. Two other points worth mentioning. These are not big glasses. They look bigger in the display ads than they are. If you have a large face, you'd probably be happier with the Ho'okipa model which are similarly styled but a bit larger. Finally, the included sport case is compact and easy to use. I have a pair of Kaenons with a shell case, and every time I put them away I have to solve the puzzle of how they fit in their case. The Maui Jim case works perfectly and there is room left over for the cleaning cloth as well. It's true these glasses are not cheap but at least you are paying for real quality and high function and not just for a designer name.

>Rating: 5

Maui Jim comes through again!

The Maui Jim Readers work very well for me! Background: I'm a middle-aged woman who has worn off-the-shelf reading glasses for several years. I've just begun wearing prescription progressive lenses. I finally decided to purchase sunglasses with reading magnification for cycling because it has become increasingly difficult to see my bike computer over the past few years. I chose the Maui Jim brand because of their comfort and excellent visual clarity. I've worn Maui Jim sunglasses for many years and find them to be superior to the Revos and Vuarnets I used to wear. Please note: The manufacturer's description states that the bifocal is positioned to optimize distance views. This is very accurate. These glasses do not have the same large magnification area that progressive lenses have. It takes a short while to get used to finding the reading magnification "sweet spot." If you solely intend to use these glasses for reading on the beach, they may not be for you. On the other hand, if you intend to be more active when using these glasses, I think you will love them. They are perfect for reading your cell phone caller id, digital camera screens, iPod screens, sports watch timers and settings, etc. As for comfort and fit, they are extremely light weight, flexible and comfortable. The lenses are large enough to prevent wind induced tearing of your eyes while biking, but aren't too large. The frames sit on top of the head nicely and won't stretch out. If you have a very petite face, the frames might be too large. The Makaha model is for medium faces; the Ho'okipa model is for large faces. In my opinion, these are true unisex sunglasses, suitable for both men and women.

>Rating: 5


Near perfect! Recommended

>Rating: 2

not for me

I am very disappointed in the Mauri Jim's bifocal sunglasses. I was surprised that glasses were 100% plastic for $199.00. Too much $$ for quality. I wanted to return for a refund, but, I never got around to returning them to company. I purchased prescription transition bifocal sunglasses at Costco including anti reflective coating for a few dollars more.

What's the width between temples? Calling 1 model reader' medium' and 1 'large' is generic nonsense. The frames width is generally expressed in inches and the lens size in mm. 'Maui Jim' needs to get it right. No mention of special coatings [fogging, scratch resistance] for chinese optics is poor business. Ghost

Do your research before you complain. On Maui Jim's website there is a benefits section on every sunglass that lists all of their special coatings. Also, NO Maui Jim is made in China...ever. Look on the temple of your glasses and it will either say "Japan" or "Italy". Never China.


Two questions: What's the difference between...

Two questions: What's the difference between the ho'okipa and the makaha glasses? Is there a way to find a pair locally to look through? I've owned good and bad sunglasses and have basically shied away from buying both sunglasses and shoes online. That said, my optometrist swears by them!

The Maui Jim Ho'okipa is larger than the Makaha. They are both part of Maui Jim's Sport collection and are awesome! The Hookipa is Maui Jim's #1 seller and the Makaha is #2, so you can't go wrong. And yes, almost all optometrists/opthamologists love Maui Jims because of their outstanding optical clarity.


Do Maui Jim readers come in 1.75 strength...

Do Maui Jim readers come in 1.75 strength or can they be ordered

They do not come in 1.75, but they do come in 1.50 or 2.00. One of these powers should work perfect!


Write your question here...THE PIECE THAT...


mail it to Maui Jim and they will take care of it! Give them a call first at 888-Maui-Jim. Here's their mailing address: Maui Jim, One Aloha Lane Peoria, IL 61615. They are very fast with warranty work.


Can I order nose pads only?

Can I order nose pads only?

Not here you can't.

Take a look at their website, sounds like they stand behind their products and are happy to help. They don't ship out parts, but you can send them in to get fixed. http://www.mauijim.com

Go to a local Maui Jim dealer (eye Dr or sunglass specialty) and they can order the part in for you no charge!


Which color is the more popular color in...

Which color is the more popular color in the Maui Jim Bifocal sunglasses for men? Is the tortoise color more for women?

Come on man, don't ask what's popular, be a trendsetter! Order whatever color YOU like.

the tort is the better seller, but get what you will like the best. Remember that the tort comes with a Bronze lens and the Black comes with the grey. I personally like the bronze color.


Do you sell any reader sunglasses (#3)...

Do you sell any reader sunglasses (#3) that DO NOT have bifocals?Thanks!Bunny

You'd have to contact Maui Jim for that sort of stuff.