Sunglasses Testing

Expert analysis and testing to assure sunglasses are safe and high quality

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Sunglasses Quality and Performance Standards That We Test

Sunglasses are not only practical, preventing UV rays from affecting our eyes in bright conditions, but they’re also highly fashionable. PEL understand that your brand demands the highest standards of safety, durability, and style in order for you to stand out from the crowd.

It’s crucial that your sunglasses protect the wearer perfectly, as your brand will be adversely affected by any negative feedback, and health issues caused by defective sunglasses.

Compliance Standards

Our laboratory tests assure that your sunglasses adhere to the following quality and compliance standards:

  • ISO 12312-1
  • EN ISO 12312-1
  • BS EN ISO 12312‐1
  • GB 39552
  • ANSI Z80.3, AS/NZS1067.1
  • GB10810
  • FDA 21
  • CFR 801. 410
  • KS P4404
  • Etc.
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Dedicated Sunglasses Testing Equipment, Procedures, and Ability

PEL’s laboratory is fully equipped to offer dedicated sunglasses testing, rather than trying to put square pegs into round holes.

We offer the following tests that ensure sunglasses quality and compliance:

  • Transmittance
  • Optical power
  • Resistance to radiation
  • Material and surface quality
  • Minimum robustness
  • Scattered light (wide angle scattering)
  • Resistance to ignition
  • UV protection (eg. UV 400)
  • Nickel release
  • Reflectance
  • Impact resistance
  • Information and labelling


  • Protect users' health
  • Assure quality
  • Identify problems before they become serious
  • Comply with your market’s regulations

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Learn more about how PEL can help your company improve the quality of your eyewear production and prevent problems before they reach your suppliers.

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