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Swimming Goggles

Swimming goggles are an essential part of your swimming gear.  The advantages of wearing swimming goggles during prolonged swimming activity to reduce or prevent eye irritation, to improve vision through the water.

SGS Hong Kong is delighted to announce a NEW Testing Service for swimming goggles per BS ISO 18527-3: 2020, which specifies requirements and test methods for eyewear intended for surface swimming.  It was published in January 2021 and has superseded the previous standard of swimming goggles (BS 5883:1996).

BS ISO 18527-3 is applicable to surface swimming goggles with:

  1. non-prescription nominally plano or afocal lenses,
  2. non-prescription mass-produced corrective lenses, and
  3. prescription lenses

The newly published standard defines the general requirements, optical requirements, mechanical strength requirement, other requirements, and labelling / marking requirements.

General Optical Mechanical Strength & Others
Construction Transmittance and filter categories Impact Leakage
Cleaning and/or disinfection Uniformity of luminous transmittance Minimum optical aperture Compressive strength of eyewear
Lens material and surface quality  Scattered light Field of view Adhesion of water seal to eyecup
Resistance to Corrosion Refractive power and Prismatic power Temporal flange lenses Head band: Adjustment, resistance to slipping & breaking
Retention by headband Special transmittance requirement for photochromic lenses and polarizing lenses Resistance to fogging (if claimed) Nose bridge strap: Fitting

Kindly reminder for test applicant(s):

  1. Instructions for care and cleaning shall be provided prior to testing, as submitted sample will be cleaned only accordingly to the cleaning and/ or disinfection procedures of instruction provided
  2. Headform 1-M (with 64mm interpupillary distance) would be used for those test methods where headform is required
  3. Any claim specification of the product would make requirements marked as optional become mandatory

To celebrate this achievement, from now until December 31st, 2021, SGS Hong Kong will offer a special promotion  to our valuable clients.

Test Item Promotional Offer
BS ISO 18527-3:2020 30% Discount

Terms & Conditions:

  • This promotion is limited to SGS Hong Kong (Hardlines Laboratory)
  • This promotion is limited to new clients ONLY & is valid from now until 31 December 2021
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with special buyer programs and/or offers
  • SGS Hong Kong reserves the final right to change the terms and conditions of this service guarantee without further notice. In case of disputes, SGS's decision shall be final.

SGS’ global network and experts provide you one stop simple solutions for PPE product compliance with testing and certification requirements. Our accredited laboratories also provide assistance in compiling technical files and coordinate with Notified Bodies for application of EC type examination.


For enquiries, please contact one of our Sales Associates for details!

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