Well, of course, they are UV protected. So you should not be too worried about the UV rays and the sunshine. First you should know what Maui Jim sunglasses are and what special functions they have. As we know that Maui Jim is a recognized leader in sun protection technology. Their Polarized Plus and Polarized plus 2 lenses block 100 percent of UV rays, and they "manage" blue light without interfering with color balance and perception. And also, they are designed to compensate for all three types of glare: reflected, direct, and bounce-back. The Maui Jim polarized filters absorb 99.9 percent of reflected glare. So they are effective to protecting you from the light. The anti-reflective coating absorbs bounce-back glare, which is reflected from behind or to the sides. So I have to say that Maui Jim sunglasses are worth the money. Anyway, it will be a good choice to have one pair.