UV-Protection & Polarized Sunglasses: Essential Accessories for Any Season
Thanks to Hollywood movie stars, sunglasses became solidified as a must-have accessory in the early 20th century, going on to be mass-produced for fashion lovers everywhere. It wasn’t until the late 1930s with the advent of polarized, aviator-style lenses that sunglasses became as much of an outdoor essential as they were a fashion accessory.
Since then, Panama Jack has taken the iconic designs of the past and present and added increased comfort, functionality, and style. Whether you are looking for aviators, beach and surf classics, or contemporary club eyewear, our large range of styles and lens colors will leave you thinking you may just need more than one pair.
While you may have made it a habit to put on sunscreen to protect your skin before heading out, your eyes also need the right protection, and that means wearing a pair of sunglasses that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection. Panama Jack sunglasses do just that. The perfect eyewear choice whether you’re out on the water, hitting the open road, or lounging on the beach, these essential shades will protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) exposure.
No matter which style you choose, you can rest assured that Panama Jack Sunglasses will keep you protected, and have you looking good in the process.
THE PERFECT YEAR-ROUND ACCESSORY
Regardless of where you live, summer is the time of year when the sun’s rays reach the earth at a more direct angle. This results in long and often sunny days as well as a higher risk of exposing your eyes to potentially damaging light. Not only does UV intensity tend to be stronger, but the amount of time we spend outdoors usually increases significantly in the summer. A summer beach day, for example, means you’ll likely spend hours and hours around sand and water, which reflect about 10% and 15% of UV radiation.
Summer isn’t the only time of year you can benefit from UV-protective sunglasses. Winter can be just as harsh on your eyes (if not more). Even on short, overcast winter days, UV rays can still penetrate the clouds and cause damage. People in snowy climates are even more at risk. Snow reflects 80 to 90 percent of the light that hits it, and without any eye protection, you could experience snow blindness, which is essentially a sunburn on your eye that can cause irritation and, in some cases, severe pain. Don’t take the risk and instead, throw on a pair of UV-protective sunglasses every time you head outdoors.
No matter the time of year, anyone who spends more time outdoors is at higher risk of short-term and long-term damage from exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. In addition to limiting your time in the sun during peak hours (between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), putting on a pair of sunglasses can go a long way in reducing your eyes’ exposure to the sun’s intense UV rays.
With 100% UVA/UVB protection, our sunglasses are designed to minimize the damage the sun’s rays can do to your eyes. For even more functionality, many of our sunglass lenses are polarized, too.
Usually, light scatters in all different directions when it bounces off of an object, but when it hits a flat surface, like snow, water, windshields, or asphalt, it’s reflected at a sharp horizontal angle. When there’s nothing breaking it up, the light can cause a strong glare and, as a result, lower visibility and eye fatigue. That’s where polarized sunglasses come in. Using a special chemical filter, polarized lenses work by blocking horizontal light. Only vertical light can pass through, helping you see more clearly by eliminating sun glare.
– Polarized lenses block glare by filtering light. Non-polarized sunglasses reduce the overall intensity of light but don’t have the same ability to reduce sun glare.
– Polarized (and regular) sunglasses do not automatically offer UV protection, so look out for a specific label if you want to minimize the impact of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. At Panama Jack, all of our sunglass styles offer 100% UVA and UVB protection
– Polarized sunglass lenses enhance contrast and colors in the environment around you. However, they aren’t ideal for viewing LCD screens and icy patches because of their darker-tinted lenses.
Polarized sunglasses are perfect for anyone wanting to see the world more clearly, but they can be particularly handy during specific outdoor activities. If you’re heading out for a day of fishing, polarized sunglasses can help reduce the glare from the water and make it easier to see any activity below the surface. Light reflection off of water can also cause problems while boating, especially for the driver. Wearing polarized lenses reduces the eye strain you might experience from a long day on the water, and it can help the boat driver better discern the “texture” of the waves and any obstacles that lie beneath the surface, such as large rocks or sandbars.
A day on the water isn’t the only place you can benefit from the power of polarized sunglasses. If you’re off on a road trip or simply running errands, light reflecting off the road, buildings, and other cars can irritate your eyes and even impact your ability to safely navigate the road. Polarized lenses can give you more comfort and confidence while driving during the day.
A PAIR FOR EVERY STYLE
Sunglasses are more than just a practical addition to any outfit. They’re a way to show off your personal style, and at Panama Jack, we have a design for everyone. With their iconic tear-drop shape, classic aviator sunglasses remain a fashion staple decades after they were introduced in the 1930s, and with their updated lenses and frames, they perfectly fuse performance and on-trend fashion.
For an unmistakably retro look, you can’t go wrong with the upswept shape of a cat-eye frame. Club sunglasses offer another vintage yet cool and timeless look. Putting a sophisticated spin on simple square styles, club sunglasses have a thicker upper frame and a thin nose bridge. For those that prefer a more sporty look, wrap-around and other sport-style sunglasses feature extended lenses, offering added protection from the sun during an active day outdoors.
If you’re searching for stylish shades for the whole family, Panama Jack has you covered. Just like our complete sunglass collection, our Kids’ Sunglasses are designed with 100% UV protection plus fun designs and frame shapes that your kids are sure to love.
Whether you’re headed to the beach, tackling your favorite trail, hitting the highway, or just lounging poolside, Panama Jack sunglasses are built to be your favorite everyday accessory. View our entire line of sunglasses today and protect your eyes in comfort and style wherever your next adventure takes you.
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**New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Refund Update**
We encourage you to purchase only what you need - and not to stockpile. At this time, we are suspending refunds on certain products, including Panama Jack Green Ice Aloe Vera Gel and Hand Sanitizer, purchased during this declared emergency. We will of course continue to honor our Panama Jack Guarantee for any products that do not meet our quality standards.
Not happy with your purchase from Panama Jack? No worries, Panama Jack® offers hassle-free returns on *most items within 30 days of delivery. Just head over to our Return Center to start a return and print a pre-paid shipping label. Return shipping labels are issued at a flat rate of $4.95 (**excluding Beach Cruiser bicycles), which will be deducted from your total refund. Please note that we do not process exchanges. Only items purchased from our website will be eligible for a return. Items purchased from a store or online marketplace should be returned to the purchase location.
*Items or promotions marked for final sale (i.e. "All Sales Final") cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. The sale price is as marked on the website, and no additional discounts can be applied.
**Please contact us by email or phone if you are not satisfied with your panamajack.com Beach Cruiser bicycle purchase. Additional charges apply for processing Beach Cruiser returns.
If you have any questions regarding our return policy, you can always contact us directly at email@example.com or 1-800-840-5225
Items must be in new, unused condition and in the original packaging to qualify for a refund. Some items are not available for return. The few exceptions that cannot be returned include:
Items that have been worn, washed, or modified
Used sun care products
Any items not purchased from the Panama Jack® website
Items or promotions marked for final sale (i.e. "All Sales Final") cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason. The sale price is as marked on the website, and no additional discounts can be applied.
Please note that your orders original shipping cost (if any) is non-refundable.
2. Print your pre-paid USPS return label by clicking the "Get return label" button. Flat-rate return postage of $4.95 (*excluding Beach Cruiser Bicycles) will be deducted from the customers refund total. Please note that we do not process exchanges.
3. Pack all of the returned items, along with a print out of your packing slip, and attach the USPS shipping label on top of the box. You can use the box the items arrived in or another box if you prefer.
4. Take your packaged return to your local USPS post office, or hand it directly to a postal carrier, to confirm shipping.
5. You will receive an email confirmation once we have received your items, and after your refund is issued.
We will process your credit once the item is received and inspected. Allow two weeks for processing, and one to seven business days to receive your credit. All credits for returns will be applied directly to the original form of payment.
We carefully package all of our products to arrive on your doorstep safe and secure. If an item does arrive damaged or with parts missing, please notify us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-840-5225 immediately, and we will send a replacement (depending on availability). Please include your original web reference number or order number. We may ask for pictures of the damage for quality control purposes.
Panama Jack® is not responsible for packages that are lost, stolen, or damaged during shipping. You assume all liability for packages verified delivered by the carrier with tracking information.
CARRIER RETURNED PACKAGES
Any packages returned to us marked as undeliverable will be processed for a refund, less any shipping charges incurred. We will not reship orders marked as undeliverable. Customers will need to process a new order with a corrected address.
When Will My Order Arrive?
We are committed to do all in our power to ensure our customers' orders are completed fully and without delay. However, please note orders’ arrival dates cannot be guaranteed as the volume of orders, postal mishandling, and technical malfunctions could have an influence.
We ship Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and select holidays. Orders are usually processed and shipped within 2 business days, but please note that there may be processing delays in shipping during sale events and peak shopping days. If you need to receive your package by a specific date, you can always email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-800-840-5225 for help. All orders will ship via: DHL, Fedex, USPS or UPS Ground.
You should receive an email notification with your tracking number once your order has been shipped (excluding weekends and holidays). Please be sure to check your spam folder if you did not receive your tracking notification in your email inbox.
Domestic (U.S.) Contiguous States Shipping Prices & Details
*Panama Jack® offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $20.00 or more purchased directly from panamajack.com and shipped within the contiguous United States and Puerto Rico.
Domestic orders of less than $20.00 will be charged a flat rate of $3.95.
Shipping address must be deliverable by DHL, Fedex, UPS or the USPS. Domestic orders outside of the contiguous United States and Puerto Rico do not qualify for free shipping.
Please note that transit times are not guaranteed. We apologize, but no local pickups are allowed. Since signatures are not required for delivery, the decision to leave your package at your door will be left up to the delivery carrier. Orders can be shipped any of the following ways, based on our discretion:
DHL: Air or Ground (1-5 Days)
Fedex: Ground (1-5 Days)
USPS: First Class (1-3 Days), Priority (1-3 Days), Parcel Select (2-8 Days)
UPS: Ground (1-5 Days), SurePost (Ground +1 Day)
Please note that any orders containing Panama Jack® Continuous Spray Sun Care products must ship via a ground transit service only.
Panama Jack® does not ship to Alaska, Hawaii or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Domestic orders outside of the contiguous United States and Puerto Rico do not qualify for free shipping. Shipping address must be deliverable by UPS or the USPS.
NON-CONTIGUOUS LOCATIONS SHIPPING CHARGES
(Our Choice of Carrier)
Standard orders can be shipped any of the following ways, based on our discretion. Please note that transit times are not guaranteed. Sorry, no local pickups are allowed. Since signatures are not required for delivery, the decision to leave your package at your door will be left up to the delivery carrier.
USPS: First Class, Priority, Parcel Select
Please note that any orders containing Panama Jack® Continuous Spray Sun Care products must ship via a ground transit service only.
APO & FPO Addresses
Having trouble entering an APO or FPO address on our order form? Following these steps should help:
City field: Enter "APO" or "FPO."
State/Province/Region field: Choose "AE" if the recipient is stationed in Europe, Canada, Africa, or the Middle East. Choose "AA" if the recipient is stationed in the Americas. Choose "AP" if the recipient is stationed in Asia or the Pacific.
Country field: Always select "United States" from the drop-down menu regardless of where the recipient is stationed.
Following these steps will ensure that you're charged the correct shipping amount and that your order will be delivered in a timely fashion.
International Shipping Details
Panama Jack® has partnered with SkyBOX Checkout for international orders. By placing an international order you agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policies of both Panama Jack® and SkyBOX Checkout.
For further information, including answers to some FAQs, please either visit the links below or the "Ship To" links at the top right of our website..
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