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How to Spot Real Himalayan Sunglasses
: Our Guide

With the popularity of Himalayan sunglasses growing fast, it can be hard to tell the real from the fake. How can you be sure when you’re buying that what you’re buying is the real qualitative Himalayan Eyewear? Himalayan-eyewear.com only deals in the real but other websites aren’t always trustworthy. To guard our quality and service, our glasses are solely sold through qualified opticians and via our own website. We’ve spoken with an expert from our stockroom to help you become a real Himalayan inspector.

CAUTION, I’M ALLERGIC TO FAKE SUNGLASSES!

If you follow our five recommendations, you will be an expert on how to spot real Himalayans.

1) Investigate the packaging

Real Himalayan sunglasses come in official packaging (see photos below), and should include a set of things.

  • Packaging boxes
  • Glasses cloth with branding
  • Brochures
  • Original Himalayan case
  • Of course, your Himalayan sunglasses

If you received this then you’re off to a good start.

2) Code cracker

The Himalayan sticker on the outside of the box should tell you a few things to be correct.

  • The manufacturer’s name (Himalayan Eyewear)
  • The model (ex. M101)
  • Colour code of your glasses
  • Size (M/L)

Then you need to be sure to check the information on the inside of the arms of the sunglasses.

  • The left arm will usually have the model information, the size, the color number
  • The right arm will say where the glasses were made (made in Belgium) and the brand name
  • The Himalayan brand name is laser engraved on the inside of the upper bridge

Fake Himalayans will not have this information. Please have a look at the pictures below.

3) Logo legitimate

Where is the Himalaya logo on the sunglasses? Real Himalaya sunglasses have the logo on:

  • The arms of the glasses outside: the Mountain Logo in color and relief
  • On the upper left-hand side of the left lens: The Mountain logo and the Brand name in white
Himalayan Eyewear
4) On the Himalayan frame case

Also, the case can give you a good indication if the sunglasses are real.
Himalaya cases come in Icy blue with Himalayan Blue branding

  • The Himalayan logo is embossed on the front
  • Our slogan ‘Step Out in Style’ is printed on the inside

If you thought you’d hit the jackpot with that bright blue case, probably you might be looking at the real thing.

Himalayan Eyewear logo
5) Attention to detail

Be sure to check the finer details. Himalayan sunglasses are a quality product and the finishes should be perfect.

  • All writing should be correct
  • The temple tips are in gradient blue
  • The lens cloth should feature the Himalayan logo
  • The screws should feel secure
  • The product should feel like a quality item

Usually, fake Himalayans can feel a little light when you pick them up.

Check out our reviews for various Himalayan sunglasses that we sell at Himalayan-eyewear.com

How to Tell if Himalayan Sunglasses are Real

So there you go, never be fooled again. Now you know how to spot fake Himalayan sunglasses. All of our Himalayan Sunglasses are the real deal and we stock a great choice of different colored frames and lenses. Go and see your local optician.

Explore Himalayan Technology

Reflected light and UV exposure can cause glare, eye fatigue, and sensitivity, all of which disrupt your view of the world around you.

  • Himalayan lenses eliminate 99.9% of glare and block 100% of harmful UVA/B/C rays, protecting against the risk of long-term harm.
  • See the world more clearly with a high-purity lens* for cleaner, crisper vision. * Cr39, UV 400, Anti-scratch.
  • We use CR39 only for our lenses. This is a Lightweight organic material with very good optical performance even for high prescriptions
  • Suitable for working with chemicals and paints / varnishes
  • Mechanical strength class “S” (falling ball test)
  • Good scratch resistance due to hard layer (included)

Although commonly used by high street opticians in prescription safety eyewear, CR39 offers increased robustness conforming to EN 166S similar to that of toughened glass. Many high street prescription safety lens ranges start with CR39. This is not common knowledge and many wearers assume they are protected just like their peers.

All our tested lenses absorbed all of the UV-B and at least 99% of UV-A. The durability of these UV tints when exposed to daily washing/drying was excellent: all lenses continued to absorb all of the UV-B and at least 99% of UV-A after 1 year.

Conclusions: Independant data suggest that Himalayan UV tinted CR-39 lenses provide protection against UV radiation that meets the ANSI Z80.3-1996 Standard for non-prescription sunglasses and fashion eyewear. Furthermore, normal daily washing/drying for 1 year does not cause a significant decrease in the protective effect of the UV tint.