About Pentoptic Lenses


The ToyShades® team have spent the winter perfecting our own trademarkedPENTOPTIC® lenses. Since the UK government granted us our unique trademark at the end of 2017, all Toyshades® products are now fitted with PENTOPTIC® polarised lenses that provide the ultimate protection for your eyes.

PENTOPTIC® lenses are made of five layers of high quality polycarbonate to offer your eyes multilayer protection. Wearing sunglasses causes your pupils to dilate reflexively in order to let more light into your eyes. If your sunglasses don’t provide 100% UVA and UVB protection, you risk exposure to increased levels of the damaging rays that can cause macular degeneration, cataracts, and vision loss. ToyShades’ trademarked PENTOPTIC® lenses offer complete and permanent UV protection to keep your eyes safe and healthy.

Following advice from Moorfields Eye hospital in London and Dr Roger Yee in the United States, all PENTOPTIC®lenses are UV400 (intercepting 99 to 100 per cent of UVA and UVB light), and meet or exceed the world’s toughest safety standards to offer your eyes the highest protection from harmful rays.

British Standard BS EN 1836:2005
American Standard ANSI Z80.
Australian Standard AS /NZS 1067 -2003
European community Directive 89/868/EEC. EN ISO12312-1:2013/A1.2015 (Europe)

“When buying sunglasses always look for the UV400 mark to ensure the will protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays”.
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust