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Optical Appliance Testing Service (OATS)

About OATS:

OATS provides independent assessment of sunglasses, prescription spectacles and ready-to-wear reading glasses. OATS may also be able to test other items and aspects.


Accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025A UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2403

Schedule of Accreditation 

Our services include:

  • Testing of sunglasses and sunglare filters to BS EN ISO 12311:2013 and BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013
  • The specification of prescription spectacles to BS 7394-2
  • Ready-to-wear (near-vision) spectacles to BS EN 14139 and ISO 16034
  • Endurance performance and mechanical stability (bridge deformation and lens retention) to BS EN ISO 12870 

OATS Staff:

Director: Henri Obstfeld
Manager: Rian Love

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