FAQ for Sunglasses

Let us debunk the myth of “only expensive is good.” At MacV we don’t associate quality with price. We commit that our products are crafted for the Unique You. So, while we ensure that the products live up to your expectations in terms of style, quality, and functionality; how can we miss on the crucial deciding criteria like the price.

Our Sunglasses have polycarbonate lenses which ensure UV 400 protection; therefore your eyes are safe from both UVA and UVB Radiation. So don’t worry and go for whichever product you like. Leave rest to us!

As often as you see a new style trending! Jokes apart, experts suggest that you should replace sunglasses once every 2 years. But on a serious note again, why wait so long – there is so much to try on 😉

Do you even need to protect your eyes? If it’s a YES; then you surely need Sunglasses.

Yes, just as bad as you thought milk was for you when you were young!

However, you need to be cautious about the pair you pick because the wrong ones can lead to strained eyes, mild headaches, and eye damage.

When wearing sunglasses without polarization, the lenses only reduce the amount of light that is transmitted through the lens both horizontally and vertically. But when you choose polarized lenses, the glasses absorb horizontal light waves, while still allowing vertical waves to pass through. Therefore the light only travels in one direction through polarized lenses which then eliminates glare. However, the UV Protection remains the same.

So, the answer is YES! And you can thank us for making your road trips and boating experience better.

The one you have

The one you need

The one you want

And all that we have viz Aviator, Cat Eye, Wayfarer, Pilot, and lot more.

Sunglasses are categorized based on the style, lens coating, shape of the frame, and reason to use. So, don’t worry, we have you covered!

Not technically. Just trust us!
However please do know that our sunglasses are UV 400 which guarantees ultimate protection.

Yes, just like us, even sunglasses wear out. They lose the UV protection layering eventually depending on the amount of time they have been exposed to the sun and also if they are not well taken care of (tips in 10).

Another reason to buy some more?

The ones that make you feel good and confident! Our products are crafted to resonate with you. So, explore the range and select the one that brings a smile on your gorgeous face!

Store them in a proper case, clean under flowing water and use micro fibre cloth to wipe lenses, and last but not the least –

Buy multiple!

You can place a return request within 10 days of purchase. However, the glasses have to be in perfect condition (same as when sold). Any defect will not be acceptable.

We shall take 5 to 7 working days for making and delivering your glasses anywhere in Mumbai. Other than Mumbai, you can consider the lead time of 6 to 8 working days.

You can call us on (+91) 022 -49185662 between Monday to Friday and 10 am to 6 pm.

For warranty claims, please visit our nearest store.

Covered: Manufacturing defects (such as frame color coating, lens color fading, etc.)

Not Covered: Scratch on lens, mercury lens fading, and physical damage.

You can select online payment mode or cash on delivery option while you checkout from cart.

Please consider 10- 15 days.

Surely we can do that! What better? We can also add a customized message as desired by you!

Please feel free to call us on (+91) 022 -49185662 between Monday to Friday and 10 am to 6 pm.

Yes, you certainly do. We consume a world of reflected light that is constantly moving and in flux. Polarized lenses channel this reflected light, reduces its movement and thus provides more visual clarity and definition. Also, polarized lenses reduce eye fatigue that is a direct trigger for headaches.

Not necessarily. These are two different concepts.  UV Protected lenses are designed to block ultraviolet rays and to reduce the overall brightness of the light reaching your eyes, however, traditional UV lenses do not reduce glare.

Polarized glasses on other hand feature a special filter that is specially designed to reduce glare from reflected light that interferes with vision.

Nevertheless, it is always best that you opt for the best of both worlds. All our polarized sunglasses are UV protected / UV400*

Cheap/Unbranded Sunglasses may not harm your eyes but at the same time, they do not possess the necessary qualities like UV Protection, Polarization, Ideal Lens Quality, etc. The manufacturing of these glasses is not subjected to strict QC and thus cannot be verified for even UV398/399.

Hence, it is safe to say that unbranded/cheap sunglasses may not cater to your protection requirements even though they may check right on fashion appeal.

MacV sunglasses, on the other hand, are subjected to stringent quality control measures that ticks on all parameters be it style or functionality.

The one that provides you ultimate satisfaction in terms of style and functionality.

The one that balances quality and price in a way that there is no compromise.

And we are tempted to say that’s us but we would want to hear it from you.

Dark colors (brown/gray/green) are ideal for everyday use and most outdoor activities. Darker shades are intended primarily to cut through the glare and reduce eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.

Light colors (yellow/gold/amber/rose/vermillion) excel in moderate- to low-level light conditions. They are often great for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. They provide excellent depth perception, enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light conditions, improve the visibility of objects and make your surroundings appear brighter.

In the end, it’s your preference of style + functionality on which your lens color shall be based.

Although grey and green lenses have their own benefits, and colorful lenses are fun, copper and amber tints increase contrast, making them the ideal options for driving. If you’re aiming for a crisp, clear view, we suggest finding a pair of shades with amber or copper lenses/tints – and extra points if they’re polarized.

All polarizers are the same, so if a pair of sunglass really is polarized, it won’t do anything different than a more expensive pair of polarized glasses. However, cheap sunglasses are often not polarized, only tinted. That will reduce the brightness of light, but won’t eliminate reflections.

Yes, if you know the worth of your eyes, and worth of avoiding headaches and migraines; and consider the safety especially while you are on driver’s seat; you will agree that Polarized lenses are certainly worth it 😉

At MacV, we offer glasses in all sizes – small, medium, and large. You can try the frames at our stores and decide what fits you best. ~80-90% of our customers find a medium size frame to be the best fit.

Quality is a non-negotiable aspect of our products. Our plastic frames are made from the best quality acetate and our metal frames are made only from steel or titanium – this makes our glasses corrosion and breakage resistant.

Yes. We have trained opticians that do a quality check of all of our frames and lenses prior to shipping them to you.

Yes, you will have 14 days after receipt of your glasses to return them and obtain a full refund or decide to replace them with an identical pair if you encounter problems. See the Return policy section for more details.

Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light. This includes those labelled as “UV 400,” which blocks all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers.

Yes, UV 400 protection means that your glasses protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB radiation. Therefore UV 400 is the safest bet.

Go for big frames and wrap-around styles as they provide extra UV protection by blocking rays that come in from the side. Also, make sure that you get lenses with UV coating, and polycarbonate lenses have built-in UV coverage.

To find your nearest store please use our store locator.

FAQ for Perfumes

These terms refer to the concentration of the fragrance, technically, how much high-grade alcohol
and/or water has been added to the fragrance oils. So, lesser the concentration, lesser the longevity
of smell. The classifications are as follows:
Eau de Cologne – usually 3% or less perfume oil
Eau Fraiche – 3 -5% perfume oil
Eau de Toilette – 6-12% perfume oil
Eau de Parfums – 13-18% perfume oil
Perfume or Extrait – 18-25% perfume oil

Top notes – This is the first impression of the fragrance. The feel once it has been applied to the skin. They are usually lighter, more volatile aromas that evaporate readily. This scent usually lingers for between 5 and 30 minutes.

Heart notes – It is also known as “middle tones.” These make up the body of the blend. Though they are evident from the start, they usually take 10-30 minutes to fully develop on the skin.

Base Notes – The are important as fixatives for slowing down the evaporation rates of the lighter notes, giving the fragrance holding power. They last the longest. Common base notes include oak moss, patchouli, woods, musk and vanilla.

Perfumes are supposed to be worn on the body, generally on the pulse points, e.g. inside of the wrists, back of the neck, behind the ears, etc. The warmth of the body makes the perfume blossom to the fullest. Wearing perfumes on clothes will not give the warmth of the pulse points and hence the lingering effect that is generally desired is lessened.

As Coco Chanel said, ‘Perfume is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion.’ Some people collect shoes, bags, watches and change as per occasion and mood; you can do same with your fragrance.

Expensive…? Can you really put a price on something which whisks you to that spot overlooking the Caribbean where you had the first drink, on your honeymoon…? Or conjures up the presence of a lost loved one? The price of a perfume is a reflection of the cost of the precious raw materials, and the length of time it has taken to create and develop the perfume. The skill of the perfumer – who must train for seven years, before qualifying – also has to be factored in, somewhere. The design costs for the bottle – and the bottle itself – are also contributing factors. Perfume is an art, and a craft – and we believe it is priceless. We would rather save for a beautiful new perfume than another pair of shoes, ourselves…!

All other things being equal, perfumes evaporate more rapidly from dry skin, so the best way to make fragrance last longer is to use a relatively heavy body lotion or cream. Some people like to buy the “matching” cream for their fragrance, but you can also use an unscented cream like Cetaphil, or try petroleum jelly or jojoba oil. You might also try a light mist to your hair, which is said to hold scent longer than skin.

Yes: many people use fragrance as a lift for their spirits, and there is even a name for the science behind this: ‘aromachology’. It’s been scientifically proven that different aromas can impact on mood and emotions – not just personally, but affecting those around you. Bergamot is a feel-good ingredient, peppermint makes you perkier and more alert, and grapefruit – believe it or not – makes others believe you’re younger than you are…! This is one reason so many people now have a ‘wardrobe’ of fragrances, rather than just one signature scent.

Keep all fragrances in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.

Yes, fragrances can smell differently on different people. Everyone has their own body chemistry and individual smell. A fragrance scent depends on both the condition of the skin and the individual’s diet.

You can start with a simple sniff test of the bottle first to get the main idea of what the fragrance smells like. The key, however, is to try a bit of the fragrance on your skin. This is why most department and cosmetics stores offer testers. Our skin has its own unique code of hormones and pheromones that can slightly or even extremely alter the way a fragrance smells. It is a good idea to spray a small amount on your wrists, wait a few moments, and then smell the scent on your skin.