QC Tailored for the Eyewear Industry
Eyewear is a broad category that includes everything from spectacles to performance eye protectors. Depending on the type and intended purpose, different quality standards may apply to different eyewear, but durability and product safety remain important considerations across the board.
AI provides performance and lab testing for all categories of eyewear, eye protection, and ophthalmic products, including:
||Personal Protection Equipment:
AI provides a wide range of performance tests and lab tests for all types of eyewear, including prescription glasses, reading spectacles, fashion eyewear (tinted and clear), sunglasses, ski and safety goggles, and more. We can help you ensure that your product meets the quality and safety requirements of your destination market, as well as all applicable international standards.
We provide a two-tier process for quality assurance of your eyewear. Product Inspections in the factory are used to check your product’s performance characteristics, while Lab Testing in our HOKLAS certified laboratory subjects frames and lenses to a variety of mechanical and optical tests.
Dedicated Eyewear Testing Labs and Inspector Resources
With our dedicated inspector resources and a HOKLAS accredited testing lab, we offer the largest available range of tests and QA services for eyewear. Our laboratory is certified to test eyewear to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for Eyewear and Ophthalmic Products, and to issue reports with HOKLAS and ILAC endorsement.
AI’s test reports for eyewear are recognized by the British Standards Institution and SAI Global for CE Certification (Europe) and Benchmark Product Certification (Australia).
Quality and Safety Standards for Eyewear
|Eyewear related Standards||International / European Standards||Australia / New Zealand||USA National Standards||China, Canada, other standards|
|Spectacle frames||ISO 12870
EN ISO 12870
|ANSI Z80.3||GB/T 14214|
|Spectacle lenses||ISO 14889
EN ISO 21987
|ANSI Z80.1||GB/T 13511 (mounted)
|Reading glasses||ISO 16034
|ANSI Z80.31||GB 10810.1
|ANSI Z80.3||QB/T 2457 China
CNS 15097 Taiwan
|Ski goggles||EN 174 (EN1836-1997)||–||ASTM F659||–|
|Eye protectors||EN 166 + EN 172
1337.6 (RX use)
|ANSI / ISEA
JIS T 8141 / 8147
|Sport use Goggles||Swim Goggles BS5883
Snow Mobile EN 13178
EN1938 Motor Cycle
|JIS 7301:1992 and amendment: 2009
|Nickel release and other relevant chemical tests||ISO/TS 24348
EN12472 + EN16128
HOKLAS Certified Lab Testing for Eyewear
Our dedicated HOKLAS certified testing laboratory offers a wide range of laboratory tests that check numerous chemical and optical characteristics of your eyewear.
Our selection of lab tests includes, among others:
|Frame and mechanical testing:
|Lens and optical testing:
|Impact, radiation aging, and flammability testing:
|Nickel release, corrosion and chemical testing:
In Factory: AI Unique Eyewear Expertise for Product Inspections
After random sampling of products in the factory, our specialized eyewear inspectors will carry out the following physical and mechanical tests to ensure the quality and performance characteristics of your product:
A complete detailed report will be sent to you by email, and will be accessible on your online and mobile accounts on the same day as the inspection is performed, allowing you to make the best decision about your products’ shipment.