slightly off-topic - UV and sunglasses


Standard Member
I found an old looking pair of Oakley Minutes but I'm not sure if they're fakes or not. Is there any way of testing the lenses for UV blocking ability?

ush flynn

Well-known Member
put them on your forhead and sit on in the sun ALL DAY for a week, if you have nice white oakley minute shapes surround by crispy pink then they block UV! Simple eh!
Sorry for the stupid answer but i think other than real world test like this you would need some sort of equipment with a good uv source too


Distinguished Member
The only real way of doing this is by measuring the UV that gets through the lenses, and consumer devices like this aren't available as far as I know.
IF they are a pucka brand purchased from a reputable place (not a market stall or other such place!) then all sunglasses sold in the EU have to conform to standards as far as UV protection is concerned.
If in doubt, do not use them.

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