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8 December 2015

Sunglasses

Do cheap sunnies protect your eyes? We found you don’t need to spend top dollar to get good protection.

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Elton T.
15 Mar 2021
Where can I have my sunglasses tested for UV protection?

I think this article is useful BUT there are so many sunglasses out there and I don't really know which one offers better UV protection. So, where can I have my sunglasses tested for UV protection? I rang OPSM and Specsaver and they said they don't have the equipment to test sunglasses UV protection. Thanks a lot.

Frank - Consumer staff
16 Mar 2021
Re: Where can I have my sunglasses tested for UV protection?

Hi Elton,

Unfortunately, we’re not aware of any companies that can test the UV protection of sunglasses in New Zealand. When we last tested sunglasses, testing was carried out by an accredited laboratory in Australia.

Kind regards,
Frank - Consumer NZ staff