To protect consumers from excessive exposure to sunlight and its adverse effects, many countries enforce requirements for non-prescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear.

Whether worn on the road, on a mountain or at the beach, it is essential that sunglass lenses allow sufficient visible light to pass through while providing adequate protection from harmful UV exposure. With tests on transmittance properties, optical powers, scattered light, material and surface quality, robustness and resistance to radiation, Intertek helps producers ensure that sunglasses are safe.

Our tests are compliant with individual country standards, such as EN 1836, ANSI Z80.3 and AS 1067. Sunglasses are also treated as personal protective equipment (PPE) under the European PPE directive 89/686/EEC. These requirements apply throughout the European Union (EU), Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

Following these standard test protocols, Intertek ensures that your brand’s fashionable shades meet minimum requirements for performance and quality wherever your destination market may be, helping promote healthy eyes and clear vision year round.

What is InterLink™?

InterLink is a data management tool that helps global retailers and brands monitor progress, compliance, documentation, supply chain collaboration, and data and performance analysis.