AR Coating

In 2014 Caledonian Optical became the first ophthalmic lens laboratory in Scotland to install a fully equipped anti-reflection coating facility, allowing us complete control of the production of all our lenses that require coatings.

We are the first in the UK to use the new Schneider EBC 900 coating machine, along with the Schneider DHC 60 Automated dip coat system for hard coating lenses before applying the AR layers.

The equipment is housed in a restricted access room that has a continuous positive pressure environment in order to maintain a dust free atmosphere. Our staff that operate the equipment are required to wear complete overall, headwear and footwear that is only worn in the coating room to avoid transfer of contaminates from the outside.

Our strict cleaning and maintenance procedures results in our lenses having exceptionally high quality of anti-reflection coatings applied.

Introducing our iC range iC Range logo

We are proud to offer our group of coatings, the iC range.

iC Diamond 

Flawless, reflection free coating technology.

Our No.1 choice in reflection-free coatings. iC Diamond is our premium 12 layer coating, providing exceptional quality and reliability.

iC Diamond also comes with a 2 year scratch resistance guarantee, providing you with peace of mind that replacement lenses will be issued if the lens is scratched within a 2 year period.*

Reflection Free Efficiency✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪
Scratch Resistance✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪
Water Repellence✪ ✪ ✪ ✪
Smudge Repellence✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪
Dust Repellence✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪

*Full two year guarantee against manufacturing defects.

Caledonian Optical's flagship coating, designed to give the wearer outstanding levels of glare protection. Combined with high quality Antistatic, Super-Hydrophobic and Oleophobic layers, the lenses are significantly protected against the build-up of contaminants such as dust, grime and water from landing and staying on the lens. Thus giving exceptional clarity throughout the day.

And to protect the lens further, extra hardcoat layers are built in to the process to provide an outstanding resistance to scratches.

Our iC Diamond coating is regularly tested to ensure consistency throughout. It goes through the following procedures: Saltwater Boiling test, Steel Wool Abrasion test, Eraser Abrasion test, Humidity test, Dry Heat Crack test & Hydrophobic properties test.

iC Crystal 

Crystal-clear, reflection free coating technology.

Our standard reflection-free coating, iC Crystal has 8 layers, giving high-quality lens protection and reliability.

Reflection Free Efficiency✪ ✪ ✪ ✪
Scratch Resistance✪ ✪ ✪ ✪
Fingerprint resistance✪ ✪ ✪
Water Repellence✪ ✪ ✪
Smudge Repellence (Olephobic)✪ ✪
Dust Repellence (Antistatic)

Offers excellent levels of glare protection and scratch resistance due to the 8 layer process. The coating also has good Oleophobic and Environmental resistance. Making the iC Crystal MAR coating great value.

Our iC Crystal coating goes through the same testing as the iC Diamond coating to ensure consistency throughout. It goes through the following procedures: Saltwater Boiling test, Steel Wool Abrasion test, Eraser Abrasion test, Humidity test, Dry Heat Crack test & Hydrophobic properties test.

iC Granite 

Durable, scratch resistant coating technology.

Scratch Resistance✪ ✪ ✪

iC Granite is the ideal solution for increased robustness of the lens to give a high level of resistance to scratches, thus prolonging the life of the lens. iC Granite is essential for high index materials and impact resistant materials such as Polycarbonate and Trivex.

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