When choosing sunglasses, today’s consumers look for a combination of a fashionable design and good performance characteristics. Like any eyewear, sunglasses must be robust and safe, while providing appropriate protection from ultraviolet radiation.
Sunglasses are categorized as Class 1 of personal protection equipment under European Regulation 2016/425.
QIMA's performance tests and lab tests help you ensure the quality and safety of your fashion sunglasses. Our professional lab technicians are able to check your shipment’s compliance with all applicable international and national standards. The tests we offer include mechanical checks, optical tests, polarization checks, chemical analysis (including nickel release), aging tests, radiation exposure, and etc...
Dedicated Eyewear Testing Labs
Our HOKLAS and CNAS accredited laboratory facilities offer the largest available range of tests for fashion sunglasses. We are accredited to test eyewear, and help you ensure compliance with all applicable international and national standards, including:
- International: ISO 12312.1, ISO 12312.3
- Europe: EN ISO 12312.1, EN ISO 12312.3
- USA: ANSI Z80.3
- China: GB 39522.1
- Taiwan: CNS 15097
- Australia / New Zealand: AS/NZS 1067.1
HOKLAS and CNAS Accredited Lab Testing for Fashion Sunglasses
QIMA's dedicated HOKLAS accredited testing laboratory offers a wide range of chemical, optical, mechanical and other tests to check the numerous characteristics of your fashion sunglasses, including:
- Blue-light blocking: ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, GB 39552.1
- Children sunglasses tests: small parts, compression test, drop test, impact test, torque test, tensile test, sharp edge, sharp Point, flexure test (EN 71.1)
- Complete mechanical strength (bridge deformation and filter retention), for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1 and GB 39552.1
- Haze (wide angle scattered light), for ISO12312.1 (ISO 12311)
- Impact resistance, with drop ball, for ANSI Z80.3 and 21 CFR 801.410
- Lens categories, luminous transmittance and mean transmittance, for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, ANSI Z80.3, GB 39522.1, Japan labeling requirement, etc.
- Lens mechanical strength (minimum robustness), for ISO 12312.1 and GB 39552.1
- Lens surface quality, for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, ANSI Z80.3, and GB 39522.1
- Mechanical strength levels 1, 2, 3, for ISO 12312.1 (ISO 12311), AS/NZS 1067.1 and GB 39552.1
- Nickel release, on complete sunglass frame, for EN 16128, and ISO 12312.1 note
- Optical powers (refractive properties), with a focimeter or the optical-tester method, for ANSI Z80.3.
- Optical powers (spherical and astigmatic powers), with the telescope method, for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1 and GB 39552.1, etc.
- Other corrosion, color stability and mechanical tests
- Polarizing plane axis, and polarizing ratio and efficiency, for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, ANSI Z80.3, and GB 39552.1.
- Prismatic difference (imbalance): ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, ANSI Z80.3, and GB 39522.1
- Resistance to ignition, for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, and GB 39552.1, etc.
- Resistance to optical radiation (aging test), for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, ANSI Z80.3 and GB 39552.1, etc.
- Transmittance uniformity (matching between two lenses), for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1 and GB 39552.1
- Transmittance variation in a single lens, for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1 and GB 39552.1
- UV/UVA/UVB blocking (UV range properties), for ISO 12312.1, AS/NZS 1067.1, ANSI Z80.3 and GB 39552.1
We can tailor all tests to your in-house specifications. Get in touch with us to get an instant quote for your testing program.
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