As I was removing the protective plastic film from my new Ponosoon Sunglasses, the lens popped out. Not a good first impression, but I popped it back in so easily and it has stayed in place ever since.
With inexpensive sunglasses, I always wonder if “polarized” and “UV protection” are just stickers placed by unscrupulous sellers or if they are true to their word. I performed some quick tests that anyone can do at home.
For polarization, I held the sunglasses up to my computer monitor and rotated them. If they darken, they are polarized. These are polarized.
For UV protection, I shined a blacklight flashlight on something that fluoresces. Then, I placed the lens in front of the flashlight to see if it blocks the light. In this case, it does, and the fiber I saw fluorescing suddenly “turned off.”
Satisfied that I was getting some UV protection, I wore the sunglasses for driving around town. I’ve been wearing them for almost two weeks, and I love them. At first, I was concerned about light coming in from the sides, but that hasn’t been a big issue. I was also concerned about clarity. With some cheap sunglasses, I have trouble reading the road signs. That hasn’t been a problem with these.
Yes, if I push on the lenses, they will pop out. That’s about the only issue I’ve had. They haven’t accidentally popped out except when I first got them, but minus one star for this minor problem.
This product was provided for review by Ponosoon.