Sunglasses and sunglass standards

Clin Exp Optom. 2003 Mar;86(2):77-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2003.tb03066.x.


Sunglasses and sunglass standards are reviewed from the point of view of the history of sunglasses and the development of sunglass standards. The need for eye protection from solar radiation is discussed and the provisions of the various national sunglass standards are discussed in relation to that need.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eye Protective Devices / history
  • Eye Protective Devices / standards*
  • Eyeglasses / history
  • Eyeglasses / standards*
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, Ancient
  • History, Medieval
  • Humans
  • Reference Standards
  • Vision Disorders / therapy