Coating and Materials

Anti-Reflective Coatings

Ocular Instruments recommends you order lenses with anti-reflective coating for all diagnostic procedures.

The Laserlight® anti-reflective coatings provided with our laser lenses are specifically designed for use with different ophthalmic laser systems. Each coating type provides low reflectivity for the entire visible spectrum. Additionally, for non-visible lasers such as Nd:YAG lasers, the coating design has been enhanced for low reflectivity at the specific laser wavelength. In other words, Ocular YAG Lenses are compatible with argon/diode lasers, but Ocular Argon/Diode Lenses are not recommended for use with Nd:YAG lasers.


The new Laserlight HD anti-reflective coating was specially designed to minimize reflection on high index lenses. The high definition images that can be achieved with this coating are ideal for digital imaging applications. Reflections are reduced 50-80% compared with traditional coatings. Laserlight HD significantly increases image brightness and maximizes laser efficiency. Laserlight HD has a more spectrally neutral reflection and yields a more natural image color palette. It surpasses MIL-C-48497 standard for coating durability and is highly scratch resistant.

Consider some of the benefits of anti-reflective coatings.

Minimum reflection and enhanced image quality are essential considerations for slit lamp examinations. Many eye doctors are converting to exclusive use of laser lenses for diagnostic use, because of significantly greater image clarity and resolution. For laser application, transmission of the treatment beam is maximized. This is important for optimizing the interaction of the laser energy with the target tissue. Reflectance of the aiming beam and slit lamp source is minimized. Although there is certainly a safety factor added by reducing these reflections, the primary benefit is an increase in image contrast and resolution of the treatment area.

Optical Components

Lens MaterialsAll Ocular Instruments lenses are designed and manufactured using the finest grade optical polymers and glasses. Materials are chosen that best meet the performance requirements of each design. Total system design encompasses the primary requirements of optical image quality, sterilization method, durability and the essential elements of ergonomics, weight and cost.

Latex Free Products Ocular Instruments products do not contain latex.