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Sunglasses UV protection

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Nov 1, 2017
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Sunglasses UV protection

I bought some glasses online and I want to verify that they are uv protected.

I've went to a few sunglasses stores, but none of them were willing to test it.

I don't mind spending a small fee, does anyone know of a place in Mississauga that will test my glasses?
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Deal Expert
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Aug 18, 2005
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GTA West
I tested this using one of those small UV flashlights and my passport.

Normally the UV flashlight will reveal the hidden features in your passport.
But if you shine it through the eyeglasses lens, it should prevent the hidden passport features from lighting up.

Of course, never shine a UV flashlight straight into your eyes!
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Mar 14, 2005
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City of Vancouver
Hey OP, it sucks that the stores u visited were unwilling to test for u. U should name them here! I watched a consumer segment on the news where they said that UV protection degrades over time. So, if u have older sunglasses, u should get them tested!!! They said u can go to a store like u did to get them tested. Ack!
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