Quantum Academy was created to fill a void in the ophthalmic industry: a lack of quality training opportunities for AR lab production personnel. Q Academy offers a full compliment of course curriculums ranging from the high level science of coatings to the basics of consumer benefits. Our objective?

Help labs improve efficiencies, reduce expenses, create top quality coatings and increase sales.

There are many ways to take advantage of Quantum Academy courses with an equal number of price points to suit your lab’s needs, including many free resources available to our contract customers. Learn more about these learning opportunities at the links below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Basic Ophthalmic Industry Glossary

This is a basic list of terms associated with the ophthalmic industry.

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Stripping AR Coated Lenses

This module covers information and procedures involved in stripping coatings from lenses.

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Dip Hardcoating Overview

This document will answer frequently asked questions about dip hardcoating.

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DI Water Purification

Cleaning a lens prior to AR (anti-reflective) processing is arguably more important than cleaning a lens prior to spin coating.

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Curing and Degassing Ovens

There are a variety of curing and degassing ovens used in ophthalmic labs worldwide.

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Introduction to Light

This is Light 101. Everything you need to know about the basics of light and how it works.

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How AR Works

This is a brief summary of light and the basic principles by which thin film anti-reflective coatings work.

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AR Lab Best Practices

It is the purpose of this document to provide an overview of the best practices for your lab.

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Ultrasonic Lens Cleaning and Hardcoat

Proper preparation, cleaning and hardcoat are essential to successful AR coating.

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Charging the Crucible

Charging the crucible is an important step in the process of AR coating.

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Machine Operation

Accepted practices for coating lenses using your AR coating system starting at removal from the degas oven.

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Final Inspection of AR Coated Lenses

This module discusses final inspection of AR coated lenses prior to release of the job to the finishing department.

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Checklists & Logsheets (Printable/Downloadable)

This module includes checklists that are helpful for consistent operation. We recommend posting copies of these checklists at corresponding work areas.

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Quality Assurance

Making sure that the coating produced meets intended specifications is very important to your lab’s success.

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Measuring a Coating Using a Spectrophotometer

This document covers spectral testing done on a lens from any customer. Using this process ensures that your coating displays the correct characteristics.

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Salt Water Boil Test

This document covers any testing done on a lens from any customer. This is an environmental test to assess the robustness of an AR coating, its ability to adhere to a hardcoat, and the hardcoat’s ability to adhere to a lens.

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Tape Pull Test

This document outlines the process for performing a Tape Pull test on a lens from any customer.

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Quantum Lens Testing Program FAQ

Coating Confidence for You and Your Customers

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Cleaning Procedures for Clean Rooms

The most important element of quality-control is to start with a clean lab and keep it clean.

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Anti-Static Gun

Before a lens is placed into the chamber of an AR coating machine, it must be free of all particulate material. For this reason, an ionizing air gun is used.

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