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Our Sunglasses Testing Procedure

One thing that sets us apart from our competitors is our sunglasses testing procedure. Here you will see just how comprehensive our testing is.

Firstly we make sure our sunglasses exceed all international sunglasses standards. Why? So we can give you the features that we know are extremely important for children’s sunglasses.

Features like lenses that have full *100% UV protection between 200Nm to 400Nm. Because children’s eyes do not filter UV rays like adult’s eyes. (Note: UVC between 100Nm to 280Nm is totally absorbed by the earth’s atmosphere). Plus a true G-15 lens colour. Because this is the only lens colour that has no loss in clarity or colour distortion even for colour blind kids. And we only use impact resistant A-grade polycarbonate lenses for the very best eye protection of little kids.

Our sunglasses testing procedure

Drop ball lens test

You can see just how impact resistant our lenses are with this drop ball lens test in the following video. Do not blink or you will miss the steel ball being shot into the lens. To pass this test the lens must not crack or break and the lens must stay firmly fixed in the frame.

Drop ball test.

Safe Durable materials

We do test all of the materials used in the making our sunglasses so we are confident they are non-toxic. Why? Because we know babies will always start chewing on them. Then we only use materials tested to take all of the punishment kids will hand out. So that you will receive real value for money.

Cross-cut test

There is absolutely no sacrifice in style either. For example we make some really pretty girls models. That are print with roses and other flower designs then heat transfer on to the frames. We know the frames and dyes used in the printing are all non-toxic. But babies should not eat this printed material if it peels off. Therefore these sunglasses are subjected to a cross-cut test so we are confident it will not peel. Please note this cross-cut test is not an international sunglasses standard but we consider this to be important. You can see the cross-cut test on our baby sunglasses in the following video.

Cross cut test.

Our sunglasses testing procedure – Impact test

The following impact test is not a part of any international sunglasses standard test. But this test is conducted because we want our sunglasses frames to be break proof. And we also do not want the lenses to pop out of the frame. So to perform this test we drop a one kilogram steel block from a height of 100mm onto the frame. This then gives us the confidence to giving you our three year guarantee.

Torque test

On both of our Baby and Tiny Tots range of sunglasses we carry out a torque test. To perform this test we rotate the temples to 90 degrees with each other both clockwise and anti-clockwise. This test is perform over 100 cycles. The frame only passes if it does not break or the lenses do not pop out. Please note this torque test is not an international sunglasses standard test. You can see how this test is done in the following pictures.

Oven aging test

In the real world sunglasses might be left on the dashboard of a car in the midday summer sun. So we do this oven aging test in an oven set at 70 degrees over a 7 day period. Then these sunglasses are inspected for blemishes and flaws before we subject them to a number of further tests. Please note this oven ageing test is not a an international sunglasses standard test but we want our sunglasses to last so they give you real value for money.

Our sunglasses testing procedure. Oven aging test.
Oven aging test

Conclusion on our sunglasses testing procedure

Our sunglasses are subjected to numerous additional tests. But we must keep some secrets from our competitors. It is our 71 years of optical experience plus our sunglasses testing procedures that makes us the world’s best baby and kids sunglasses manufacturer.

As you can see from our testing procedures we really put our sunglasses under many different harsh conditions because we know that some kids will put them under similar stress.

Other brands and our sunglasses testing procedure

When we do test other brands and non-branded sunglasses we still see many sunglasses that do not pass the compulsory international sunglasses standards. And when testing these sunglasses to our standards most sunglasses fail all or the majority of the tests with only a very small number of brands passing or coming close.

It’s this extra attention to detail that makes us the leading supplier of high quality baby and kids sunglasses in the world. We know your kids deserve the best?

If you are ready to buy the best baby or kids sunglasses that will truly save sight. Without a ridiculously high price, then take a look at our online shop.

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