Eyewear Testing and Inspections

Ensure compliance of your eyewear products to international and national standards with QIMA's HOKLAS accredited in-house labs and dedicated inspector resources

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Why QIMA for Eyewear Testing and Inspections

The first fully accredited lab in Hong Kong for eyewear testing
In-house dedicated testing facilities and highly trained experts
Partnering with some of the largest eyewear brands
Detailed inspection and testing reports available online and via
mobile app

QC Tailored for the Eyewear Industry

Inspections and Lab Testing for All Eyewear Categories
  • Prescription glasses, lenses and frames
  • Sunglasses and fashion eyewear
  • Ready-to-wear reading spectacles
  • Sports, driving and industrial safety eyewear
A Wide Range of Performance, Chemical and Optical Tests
  • Dimensions, strength, durability, flexibility
  • Adjustment and mounting quality
  • Surface and cosmetic quality
  • Nickel release and flammability
  • Resistance to UV, perspiration and chemicals
  • Optical radiation aging
Two Tier Quality Assurance Process
  • Product Inspections in factory at each stage of production
  • Lab Tests in our HOKLAS accredited dedicated laboratory
  • Custom-made inspection and tests programs developed
    to specific client requirements

Dedicated HOKLAS Accredited Testing Lab

The first eyewear testing laboratory in Hong Kong with HOKLAS accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025. QIMA's tests reports for eyewear are recognized by:

British Standards Institution and SAI Global
(CE certification)

BSI Benchmark (Australia) for PPE

Optical frames

  • ISO 12870
  • EN ISO 12870
  • ANSI Z80.5
  • GB/T 14214
  • JIS B 7285
  • AS/NZS 2228.2
Optical lenses

  • ISO 14889 / EN ISO14889
  • ISO 8980 part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • ANSI Z80.1
  • AS/NZS ISO14889
  • GB10810 part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Eye protection devices

Reading glasses

  • EN 14139
  • ISO 16034
  • ANSI Z80.31
  • GB 13511

  • ISO 12312.1, ISO 12311
  • EN ISO 12312.1-2013+A1:2015
  • ANSI Z80.3
  • EN 1836 + A1
  • QB2457 + GB101810.3
  • Japanese labelling requirements and transmittance properties
Nickel release

  • ISO/TS 24348
  • EN16128-2011, EN16128-2015

Dedicated Eyewear Report

A detailed report with test results and photographs will be delivered to you by email on the same day as the inspection is performed.

The report will also be available in your personal QIMA dashboard, accessible online and on mobile, giving you the flexibility to make informed decisions for your shipment – any place, any time.

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
  • Measuring system and Dimensional tolerance
  • Dimensional stability at elevated temperature
  • Mechanical stability: Bridge deformation and lens retention
  • Endurance
  • Screw thread and tolerances
  • Bridge Strength test
  • Frame size and tolerance
  • Hinge durability test
  • Spring-hinge mechanical test
  • Spring pull-out tensile test
  • Hinge Strength (inclination bending) test
  • Frame material tensile test
  • Frame flexibility test
  • Coating against bending test
  • Compression test (Swimming goggles)
  • Sit and Fit
  • Thermal stability
  • Lateral protection
  • Eye coverage and temporal protection
  • Field of View
  • Lens size, thickness and curvature
Lens and Optical
  • Optical power (spherical, astigmatic, prismatic power) by telescope 20X (ISO, EN and AS/NZS) and telescope 8X (ANSI and ASTM)
  • Ophthalmic lens – refractive properties on single-vision, multi-focal and progressive lenses
  • Prismatic difference (EN) and prismatic imbalance (ANSI)
  • Resolving power (ANSI)
  • Optical density
  • Luminous transmittance, UV transmittance, blue-light transmittance
  • Spectral transmittance and driving lens requirements
  • Near Infrared and Infrared transmittance
  • Anti-reflection luminous reflectance %
  • Scattered light test (light diffusion)
  • Wide Angle Scattered light (haze)
  • Lens surface and material quality by light-box / grid panel / lens-meter scanning, etc.
  • Mounted lens quality – tension and edging quality
  • Lens mechanical strength for minimum robustness
  • Plane of polarization axis (for polarized lens, uncut and mounted)
  • Durability test for anti-abrasion (hard-coating treated) lenses
  • Anti-fogging test
  • Resistance to fine particles damage
Impact, Radiation Aging
and Flammability Testing
  • Drop ball test
  • Enhanced robustness
  • Increased robustness test
  • Penetration test
  • High mass test
  • High-velocity test
  • Resistance to high speed particles (HSP) – low / medium / high energy capacity
  • HSP at extreme temperature
  • Impact resistance: Low / Medium / High / Extra-High capacity
  • Drop test
  • Impact test
  • Resistance to optical radiation and UV stability (lenses/filters)
  • Resistance to radiation (color fastness of frame)
  • Resistance to UVA/UVB radiation and water exposure
  • Flammability test
  • Ignition test
  • Permanence test
Nickel Release, Corrosion
and Chemical Testing
  • Nickel release corrosion and wear tests (ISO/TS 24348, EN12472)
  • Nickel release tests (EN16128-2011, EN16128-2015 migration and coating tests)
  • Nickel DMG screening indicative test (pr CEN 12471)
  • Total lead content
  • Total cadmium content
  • Resistance to perspiration
  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Salt spray test
  • Resistance to humidity condensation and high extreme temperatures
  • Lens coating resistance to chemicals (AS 2228.1)
  • Protection against snow and liquid splash (for ski and safety goggles)
  • Cleanability test (for safety eye protectors and ski goggles)

In Factory: QIMA 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:

  • Frame size and major dimensions
  • Mechanical stability
  • Front deformation
  • Lens retention
  • Hinge functionality
  • Frame color, finish and construction
  • Lens color and surface quality
  • Frame adjustment and assembling quality
  • Frame marking and information

You receive by email and on your online and mobile accounts a complete detailed report, same-day after the inspection is performed, and can make the best decision about your products’ shipment.

Eyewear Testing to European Directives

Watch our video below to learn more about the safety and compliance of eyewear and PPE, with a focus on EU regulations, including REACH, CE Marking, and other mandatory and optional requirements.

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