Safety Glasses Testing

Expert quality testing to make sure your safety glasses stand up to any punishment in the field


PEL conducts comprehensive safety glasses testing to ensure the highest quality and compliance with global standards. PEL’s experts understand that the quality of safety glasses can never be compromised. Our safety glasses testing focuses on their ability to resist UV rays, infrared rays, and electromagnetic wave radiation; as well as dust, soot, metals, gravel debris, and also sputtering damage of chemical solutions and other hazardous liquids.

We routinely test the many types of safety glasses, including:

  • Anti-dust glasses
  • Anti-strike glasses
  • Safety glasses especially for chemical use
  • Anti-radiation glasses
Essential Eyewear QC Inspection Checklist
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Safety Glasses Quality and Performance Standards That We Test

According to PPE directives, safety glasses are classified as a category I product in the personal safety directive. All safety glasses should comply with the standards and requirements of the directive, or they will not be permitted to be sold in the EU market.

Meanwhile, many countries and regions worldwide have also developed safety and performance standards for safety spectacles, such as:

  • ANSI/ISEA Z87.1: Defines performance criteria for eye protection against impacts, radiation, and chemical exposures in occupational settings.
  • EN 167: Specifies the basic optical requirements for personal eye protectors, including clarity and refractive integrity.
  • EN 168 Details non-optical testing methods for eye protectors, such as resistance to corrosion, ignition, and mechanical stresses.
  • EN 172:  Sets the requirements for sun glare protection in safety eyewear, including transmittance and scale number specifications.
  • EN ISO 16321-1: Focuses on mesh eye and face protectors and outlines requirements for material durability and protective performance.
  • JIS T 8141: Japanese standard for personal eye protectors, ensuring protection from particles, chemicals, and radiation in workplace environments.
  • BS EN 167: This British standard mirrors the European standard EN 167, specifying basic optical requirements for clarity and refractive properties in personal eye protectors.
  • BS EN 168: This standard, the British adaptation of EN 168, details non-optical testing methods for eye protectors, such as resistance to corrosion, ignition, and mechanical stresses.
  • BS EN 172: The British adaption of EN 172 sets out requirements for sunglasses and sun glare filters in safety eyewear, including specifications for light transmission and filter properties.
  • BS EN ISO16321-1: British adoption of the international standard for mesh protectors, ensuring compliance with global safety and performance criteria.

Dedicated Safety Glasses Testing Equipment, Procedures, and Abilities

Precision Eyewear Laboratory (PEL) offer full set of solutions for safety glasses testing,  ensuring your products meet global standards and regulations. Our expert safety glasses consulation services help you understand the product standards and gain a competitive advantage in the international market. This makes your products profitable for both export and domestic sales.

We offer the following tests that ensure safety glasses’ quality and compliance:

  • Optical Quality: Ensuring clear vision without distortion.
  • Luminous Transmission: Measuring the amount of light that passes through the lenses.
  • Optical Power: Checking the accuracy of lens strength.
  • Haze: Assessing the clarity of the lenses.
  • Drop Ball Impact Resistance: Testing the durability of lenses against impacts.
  • Ignition: Ensuring lenses do not ignite easily.
  • Corrosion Resistance of Metal Components: Ensuring metal parts resist rust and corrosion.
  • Minimum Lens Thickness: Checking lenses meet the minimum thickness requirements.
  • High Mass Impact: Testing lenses’ resistance to high mass impacts.
  • High Velocity Impact: Testing lenses’ resistance to high-speed impacts.
  • Eye Coverage and Field of View: Ensuring comprehensive eye protection.
  • Penetration Test (lenses only): Testing resistance to sharp object penetration.
  • Inflammability: Ensuring lenses are not easily flammable.


  • Guarantee Users’ Safety: No matter how challenging the environment, our tests ensure that safety glasses provide maximum protection
  • Assure Compliance with Global Regulations: We help you meet and exceed international safety standards.
  • Peace of Mind: Our rigorous safety glasses inspection process ensures there are no hidden quality issues. Our rigorous safety glasses inspection process ensures there are no hidden quality issues.

At PEL, our commitment to comprehensive safety glasses testing and inspection ensures that your products are of the highest quality and are compliant. Trust PEL to safeguard the integrity of your safety glasses and keep your customers protected.


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