Atomic Aquatics developed ARC (Anti-Reflective Coating) technology to reduce reflected light and actually increase the amount of available light transmitted to a diver’s eyes. Anti-Reflective Coatings or “ARC” is a multi-layer metal oxide coating process applied to both sides of the UltraClear lenses. The result is a greatly improved 98% light transmission.
What is ARC lens technology? Anti-Reflective Coatings or “ARC” is a multi-layer metal oxide coating process applied to both sides of the UltraClear lenses. This allows more light to enter the mask by reducing light reflections off the inside and outside surface of the lens. The metal oxide coating is only a few microns thick.
Why do you need ARC technology lenses? Between 4-14% of light can be reflected back or “lost” by the standard “green float glass” mask lenses used by our competition. ARC technology lenses are especially important for SCUBA divers underwater, where available light is quickly absorbed by the surrounding water.
What is the underwater benefit of ARC for divers? • Clearer, crisper vision. You will see more clearly underwater and objects in the distance will become more defined and acute. • Increased contrast and clarity. • Reduces eyestrain, glare, and prevents ghost images on the viewing area of the lens. • An absolute must for night diving, limited visibility conditions, and underwater photographers.