Mike Sales wrote:
Syd wrote:Having tested some, at random, whilst at work there are plenty of cheap ones our there that don’t offer protection and I’ve even seen fake standards compliance markings on some bought in the UK.
Were the cheap failures you tested CE marked?
Fake markings are known in many goods. They can be avoided by buying from established retailers, not market stalls.
Amazon and Primark have cheap sunglasses for sale.
As the BBC programme found, it is perfectly possible to find cheap sunglasses which meet the standards. Should not take much doing.
It is also possible to wear £5 cycling shorts and shirts etc that are ok and do the same job so are you happy for everyone to wear them, no, each to their own, are Rolex watches pointless, why drive a Porsche when a Fiesta will do
This is interestingLuxottica, has a monopoly
As a vertically integrated company, Luxottica designs, manufactures, distributes and retails its eyewear brands, including LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut, Apex by Sunglass Hut, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, Eyemed vision care plan, and Glasses.com. Its best known brands are Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oakley.
ONLY glassers made by Luxottica are allowed to be sold in Sunglass Hut and other outlets they own
Luxottica's two main product offerings are sunglasses and prescription frames. The company operates in two sectors: manufacturing & wholesale distribution, and retail distribution.
The house brands include the following
Eye Safety Systems (ESS)
The company also makes eyewear under license for the following designer labels:
Dolce & Gabbana
Polo Ralph Lauren
Tiffany & Co.
These brands are sold in the company's own shops, as well as to independent distributors such as department stores, duty-free shops, and opticians.