In addition to design, quality and functionality are key factors that consumers take into consideration when purchasing eyewear.
Though consumers’ intended-use of eyewear may vary, from the ability to see printed words clearer to protection against prolong exposure to the sun and other environmental elements, there is a common goal to protect your eyes.
Intertek’s expertise spans the globe. With our state-of-the-art laboratories and innovative test methods, Intertek can assist you in complying with international standards established for the following pieces of eyewear:
Ski Goggles – Intertek helps to evaluate your ski goggles against standard EN 174:2001, Personal Eye-Protection – ski goggles for downhill skiing, which is listed as Class 1 Personal Protective Equipment under the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC.
Sunglasses – Intertek offers testing for transmittance properties, optical powers, scattered light, material and surface quality, robustness, resistance to radiation and more for non-prescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear.
Reading Spectacles and Spectacle Frames – Intertek has the ability to test your ready-to-wear spectacles to EN 14139:2010, ophthalmic optics – specifications for ready-to-wear spectacles. In addition, Intertek can also test your spectacle frames to standard EN ISO 12870:2009 – ophthalmic optics – spectacle frames.