How to Clean Maui Jim Sunglasses

by Chelsea Fitzgerald ; Updated October 06, 2017

A pair of good sunglasses will help you enjoy outdoor activities more.

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Items you will need

  • Mild liquid soap
  • Soft, absorbent cloth

Maui Jim sunglasses contain a special anti-reflective coating that reduces glare and eye strain while outdoors. Scratching the coating is common if you do not use proper care in cleaning the lenses of your sunglasses. It is important to clean Maui Jim sunglasses in the right way to ensure the long life of your investment and to keep your eyes free from strain.

Step 1

Wash your sunglasses on a regular basis. Use warm, running water and a mild liquid soap to clean each lens of your Maui Jim’s. Use your fingers in a gentle, circular motion to clean them.

Step 2

Rinse the sunglasses in warm water and dry them with a clean, soft, absorbent cloth, as suggested by the Maui Jim website.

Step 3

Dry any spots immediately with a soft or micro fiber cloth. Hard water from sprinkler systems or being splashed while near a swimming pool can leave hard to clean spots on the lens surface.


  • Do not use paper towels to dry your Maui Jim sunglasses; the wood fibers in the paper towels can scratch the lenses. Tissues with silicone or lotion added to them will leave a film on your sunglasses.

    Avoid using harsh or abrasive soaps when cleaning your sunglasses, as these can scratch the surface.

    Excessive heat can damage the anti-reflective coating on your Maui Jims. Do not leave them on the dashboard of a car or anywhere extreme heat is present, as this can crack the coating.

    Keep your fingers off the lens area, as they will leave oily or dirty smudges.

    Avoid getting hairspray, acetone, window cleaners or other caustic chemicals on your sunglasses; this can ruin the special coating.

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About the Author

Chelsea Fitzgerald covers topics related to family, health, green living and travel. Before her writing career, she worked in the medical field for 21 years. Fitzgerald studied education at the University of Arkansas and University of Memphis.