Consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen tested sunglasses at all price points to find out if they really offer UV protection.
My ray ban failed the UV light test
Searching for uv400 / 100% uv protection sunglasses. Please suggest some
But the question is how long till the cheap pair lenses get all scratched up ..and then you have to go and buy another and another and so on
I'm no research professor, but if one is to conduct a test to determine a physical property of a material....wouldn't one find it best to follow a scientific method?
-The sample size alone of 31 pairs is horribly low to make any proper conclusions.
also 31 is a horribly arbitrary number. Why not 100 or 50.
1 in 31 pairs that's about 3.2 percent of glasses that are not safe, with 100million bought a year (as reported), then that's at least 3.2MILLION unsafe sunglasses!!!!!!!
IS THAT NOT SOMETHING ALARMING??? They write it off as negligible, that's 6.4MILLION eyeballs exposed to UV rays..
-The report did not seem to keep track of what pairs where bought where, what price each one was, blah blah ...a lot of information could have been extrapolated
- Worse of all, the reporters made grand conclusions, and statements based on their "results", and they misinterpreted what the doctor tells them about the "tint" being bad. They are not educating the public, how can they if they don't understand the mechanism themselves...
Wearing sunglasses that were determined to be unsafe, and then admitting it like the reporter did makes you lose credibility, don't reporters NEED credibility? Mispronouncing a word like "Photometer" furthers that lost credibility...
It is my hope that a reporter would be credible and understand what they are reporting, and know HOW to report. Bad methods lead to bad results, that leads to bad conclusions and bad advice.
If one is conducting research then one should understand fundamentals in order to make a SIMPLE report like this effective.
Now i find myself thinking, " What are these reporters doing that I cant? Why do I need them, or why do i need to watch them to be informed? A bit of critical thinking, and I can know more about them on a subject I know little about"
Glad i didn't go to journalism school ...Pssshhhhhhhhhhhhh
I actuall bought a Perfect 5$ pair of sunglasses. You WILL immediately know if they are good if they are perfect.
Americans on average
Americans on average spend more than 100 minutes in their cars each day. There are standards in place for UV protection on windshields, but it may not be enough. What can you do to make sure you’re protected?
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That woman in red is horrible. She keeps interrupting when someone is talking!
My 2018 Toyota Prius Prime blocks 100% UV. Tested with the UV card and UV meter.
I think using car wax on the driver side window is helpful, or just wear a hatand turn it sideways like a 2000s gangster
Kids spend more time
Kids spend more time outdoors, and their average UV exposure is higher than that of an adult. So, they need added protection from UV light. A high factor SPF, sun protective clothing and sun protection hats can protect your child's skin from harmful UV rays. But what about the eyes? Watch this video to learn how sunglasses and UV protective lenses can give your child the full UV protection they need.
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