How can I tell if my sunglasses are UV protected? | SmartBuyGlasses

How can I tell if my sunglasses are UV protected? | SmartBuyGlasses


Hi and welcome to our Q&A session. We get many questions from our Customers and today we’re going to answer: How can I tell if my sunglasses are UV protected One of your options is to get a Uv flashlight If you get a Uv flashlight and you go into a dark room and shine a Uv light on money paper you can see the lines and symbols that government officials use to detect counterfeit money. Now if you put your sunglasses back on and you can still see the lines and symbols, your glasses are not 100 percent UV protective Another option is to bring your sunglasses to your local optometrist They will usually have a device that can tell the prescription of any lenses And they also will usually have a spectrometer This device can tell the transmittance of UV light. If you have any questions or comments you can post them below, or you can send us a message via Facebook or Twitter Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest tips and tricks in eyewear, and until next time remember to take care of those eyes and from all of us here, be smart and buy smart

11 Replies to “How can I tell if my sunglasses are UV protected? | SmartBuyGlasses”

  1. The fact that this young lady is wearing the same glasses in all of her video ads seems to mean that the glasses she is wearing are in fact her own prescription glasses. Most all of the other glasses ads the models are wearing different glasses in each one.

  2. Test 1 is not totally reliable. I tried it on a few pairs that didn't "pass" this test. However I did Test 2 and they passed with flying colors using the spectrometer. My 2 cents experience.

  3. She got the first one very wrong, wearing UV protected glasses does not prevent you from seeing the glowing strip. However, if you put the glasses between the UV light and the money it will act as a filter and stop it from glowing.

  4. You must shine the UV light through your glasses in order to stop an item from fluorescing. If you shine a UV light directly on a bill it will glow no matter what glasses your wearing.

  5. the light reflected off security features have been converted into the visible spectrum. thats why u can see it. it is not UV. test one does not work

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