Spectra AR - Broad Band anti-reflective coating that reduces eye fatigue caused by glare. Increase visual contrast and increases the amount of light transmitted through the lens. Excellent for low light conditions including night driving. In addition, dramatically enhances the cosmetic appearance of glass lenses by reducing glare. Lenses have visually pleasing light green cast.

Regular AR - Single layer anti-reflective coating that has similar features as those mentioned above. This lens coating has a visually pleasing blue cast.

Color Coatings - The human eye reacts differently to various colors, each color offering the user different benefits. All color coatings on glass from Opticote are applied in a vacuum chamber for the truest color representation. All color coatings include backside anti- reflective with the exception of Brown #10 and Gray #10. Listed below are available color coatings with common usage/benefits.

Available Solid Colors:


Gray color coatings do not distort colors. Gray #80 is generally the darkest lens available, suitable for extremely bright light and best true color lens.
• Gray #10- gray cast to a clear lens- cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Gray #30- light gray coating - cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Gray #60- slightly darker gray - good general indoor/outdoor color density
• Gray #80- darkest of gray coatings suitable for sunwear application

Brown color enhances contrast but alters natural colors of objects. Blues tend to look washed out while greens are bolder. Lens tint is great for sports and driving or any activity where contrast is important.
• Brown #10 – brown cast to a clear lens-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Brown #25- light brown coating-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Brown #55- medium brown suitable for sunwear
• Brown #75- darkest brown available and recommended bright sunlight and sunwear

Green color lenses are a good everyday color, provide contrast enhancing qualities while only slightly altering natural colors while providing qualities in between what Brown/Gray colors provide. Lighter colrs are cosmetic in appearance and effect.
• Green #25- light green cast-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Green #50- slightly darker can be used for sunwear, not recommended for brilliant light
• Green #70- darkest green-suitable for sunwear
• G-15 dark green gray – excellent for sunwear use

Blue is a fashion color and is for cosmetic effect only.
• Blue #10- lightest blue coating-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Blue #25- slightly darker-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Blue #50- darkest blue-cosmetic in appearance and effect

Rose generally used for cosmetic appearance with no effect as sunwear. Provides contrast enhancement similar to yellow/gold. Does contain 24 karat gold.
• Rose #10- faint pink cast -cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Rose#20- slightly darker pink cast- cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Rose #30- darkest Rose available- cosmetic in appearance and effect

Gold provides enhanced depth perception and contrast while altering the natural colors slighlty for activities that require contrast like day or night driving and different sports. Excellent for low light conditions
• Gold #10- pale yellow cast- cosmetic in appearance and effect.
• Gold#20- slightly darker yellow does provide benefits listed above.
• Shooter's Yellow - name describes use, excellent contrast,depth perception and for low lighting conditions. Not recommended for sunwear.

Gradient colors like solid color coatings offer some benefits. See above solid colors. Light gradients are cosmetic and also offer relief from bright overhead indoor lighting. The darker gradients coatings do provide sunwear benefits.

Gray gradient offers three options with two thirds of lens color coated, bottom third fading to clear
• Gray Lt - gray # 30 fading to clear, indoors provides relief from overhead lighting
• Gray Md - gray #60 top two thirds fading to clear-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Gray Dk - gray #80 top two thirds fading to clear, suitable for sunwear

Brown Gradient offers three options with two thirds of lens color coated and bottom fading to clear.
• Brown Lt- brown #25 fading to clear, indoors provides relief from overhead lighting
• Brown Md- brown #55 top two thirds fading to clear-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Brown Dk- brown #80 top two thirds fading to clear, suitable for sunwear

Blue Gradient fashion color for cosmetic effect only.
• Blue Lt - blue # 10 fading to clear-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Blue Md - blue #25 top two thirds fading to clear-cosmetic in appearance and effect

Rose Gradient generally used for cosmetic appearance ,not suitable for sunwear. Does contain 24 karat gold.
• Rose Lt- #10 pink cast -cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Rose Md- rose #20 top two thirds fading to clear-cosmetic in appearance and effect
• Blue/Rose Gradient- top half Blue #20 with bottom half Rose# 20 dramatic cosmetic effect
• Brown/RoseGradient – top half Brn #20 with bottom half Rose #20-dramatic cosmetic effect
• Gray/Rose Gradient- top half Gray # 30 with bottom half Rose #20- dramatic cosmetic effect

Vuarnet Style is a double gradient silver mirror used primarily as a sunwear or for cosmetic effect. Excellent in conditions where you need good visibility straight ahead and there is brilliant light from above and significant reflected light from below. Examples are skiing, sailing or boating. Available colors are a brown#75, gray#80 or rose#30 base

Kilimanjaro lens treatment is engineered to provide maximum visual acuity. Responding to the broadest variety of daylight driving conditions, Kilimanjaro filters out the dangers of blue and ultraviolet lights while virtually eliminating sunlight glare.

Three colors available are a solid neutral amber, gradient neutral amber or solid rose #30 color. Gradient neutral amber color allows more light through bottom third of the lens, great for visibility inside a vehicle. Solid is favored by drivers as it provides enhanced distortion-free perception allowing optimal road visibility.

UV Shield blocks out most hazardous radiant light and provides optimal visual acuity. Recommended for all clear lenses that are not UV protected.

Mirror Coatings are favored by those who want maximum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays and to eliminate distracting glare, as well as personalizing their sunwear. Polarized glass Solid Silver only. Refer to Mirror chart legend www.opticote.com/mirror-coatings-chart.html for other Mirror coating colorations on Glass.

Glass Coatings

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