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      Do Unbranded Sunglasses have UV protection?

      I need some advice on spotting UV protection in unbranded sunglasses. I have found a few good deals on unbranded sunglasses, but my market is driven by sunglasses with UV protection. Will I just be wasting my time and money on these?
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      There’s probably no way of knowing just by looking at the sunglasses if they say they are UV protected. You have to do the work of researching each product you’re pursuing. Armed with some information about labeling, however, you can distinguish the actual amount of UV protection.

      In case you’re wondering if the sunglasses fit to international UV safety standards, here are the three standards of safety that you have to adhere to:

      Australian Standard: AS 107. It requires a rating of 0-4, with zero-rated sunglasses providing “some” protection and four-rated sunglasses providing a “high” level of protection.
      US Standard: ANSI Z80.3-1972. This standard sets a UVB protection of 99% or more (280-315 nanometers) and a UVA protection of 0.5 or less visible light transmission (315 to 380 nanometers).
      European Standard: EN 1836:2005. This standard has four ratings: 0 = insufficient; 1 = sufficient; 2 = good; and 3 = full.

      Using these standards, you can request information from the supplier for proof that the sunglasses meet international safety standards.

      In addition, there are also different categories of sunglasses that can help determine protection. When sunglasses are labeled as such, it means they comply with the standards for each category.

      Cosmetic Sunglasses: These generally block anywhere from 1-60% of UVA light and 87-95% of UBV rays.
      General Purpose Sunglasses: These sunglasses block anywhere from 60-90% of UVA rays and 95-99% of UVB rays.
      Special Purpose Sunglasses: This category of sunglasses block up to 97% of UVA and 98.5% of UVB rays.

      Using this information, you can judge from a product’s description that if any sunglass product is labeled “Cosmetic” or “General Purpose” it probably doesn’t have adequate UV protection, because effective protection means both UVA and UVB are blocked to meet industry standards. I don’t know if you’re interested in having just a little UV protection or medical grade protection, but either way, remember to label them correctly in your product descriptions.

      I guess it depends on how much UV protection you’re looking to get. For consumers who are using UV protected sunglasses for medical conditions, they’ll need sunglasses that are labeled 99% or 100% UV protection. The label might also say “UV absorption up to 400 nanometers,” which is the same as 100% protection.

      There was a study performed in India not too long ago where researchers took 16 pairs of sunglasses and tested their true UV protection. The results are not promising for resellers hoping for top grade UV protection from unbranded sunglasses. The study found that all unbranded sunglasses offered either more than 80% or more than 70% protection from UVA and UVB rays, but they don’t offer 100% protection.

      If you’re interested in the study, you can read it here:

      Ultraviolet protective properties of branded and u... [Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2007 Jan-Feb] - PubMed result
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      If I check out the labels’ statement about UV protection, are there any other approved labels that I should look for?

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      There are a few telltale labels you can look for on branded or unbranded glasses that prove they have adequate protection:

      • “Block all UV radiation up to 400 nanometers
      • “98% UV absorption
      • “99% UV absorption

      Any sunglasses that are labeled with vague or general terms like the following are not up to snuff:

      • “UV absorbing
      • “Blocks most UV rays/light

      Avoid sunglasses with labels like these if you’re looking for complete UV protection.

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      Finding out the truth behind any claims is as simple as calling the manufacturer. If the sunglasses are unbranded, call the manufacturer and ask if the glasses follow international safety standards.

      The trouble is that you can’t see UV protection with the naked eye. It is either mixed into the composition of the lenses or applied to the lens with a special coating. The only way to test the product is to use a UV meter.

      A lab can provide this kind of test, but it might not be financially feasible to test every pair of glasses you sample. You could also try an optician or an optical store. They should have a UV meter and might test the sunglasses for free or for a small fee.

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      I am only familiar with branded sunglasses having adequate UV protection, like Serengeti Glasses or Kate Spade’s line. Not sure you’ll be able to find unbranded ones.

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      I think you would have to check the product description and check with the manfacturer.

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      Just send unbranded sunglasses to Lab for checking.....
      Eye-protection is important.

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      Well you'll either have to get them tested or take their word for it. I know that we offer both branded and unbranded glasses and both choices come standard with full uv protection. We don't want to lie to our customers because it is not a good business practice especially if you want them to come back and work with you.

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      There are actually a lot of unbranded sunglass wholesalers (especially in the US) that sell unbranded sunglasses with UV protection. I think you should just look for a reputable company that has been around for a while.

      Our sunglasses brand, Euro-Eyewear, all come with UV protection.

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