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Welcome to COLTS

We’re the optical industry’s most trusted partner

During these uncertain times we wanted to reach out to all our customers and hope you are staying safe. COLTS is strictly following CDC guidelines for COVID-19 for all our operations. However, we want you to know we are still here for you and COLTS is open, fully functional and conducting business!

These times are giving all of us new challenges, whether your own test facilities are shut down or if you are still fully operational. We are here and ready to serve your testing needs including lenses, lens coating, hard hats, PPE and the newest Canadian Safety Standard (CSA Z94.3: 2020) just released! Contact Dale Payne or Greg Williams to get your projects going.

For 23 years, we have been committed to serving our customers, even in the most challenging of times. Thank you for continuing to put your trust in us. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this global crisis.

ANSI standards committees will be releasing three (3) revisions in 2020 (Z80.1 Rx lenses, Z80.3 Non- prescription sunglass and Z87.1, industrial safety). As the industry leader we will be ready to test to these revisions. We will post updates on this page as they are released. Please contact one of our representatives if you have any questions.


Testing for | Ophthalmic Lenses | Coatings |
Eye & Face Protection | Military (MCEPS) |
Helmets |
Testing Equipment and Supply Sales | Performance Seal Members


Reliability. Integrity. Confidence - and a clear vision for success

With over 150 years of experience between them in all areas of the optical industry, our staff pride themselves on offering the very highest standards of testing for leaders in ophthalmic manufacture. You need to achieve compliance and we’re here to help you do that.


Testing Services

Quite simply we’re the industry’s most respected provider of independent third party testing. From lenses and frames to face and eye protection and cloth testing, we help you to market your product with confidence.



Equipment Sales

From multi-functional testers to tumblers, haze testers and luminators, we stock testing equipment from world class manufacturers including Bayer, BYK-Gardner and COLTS. We have everything your lab needs.



Supplies Sales

Accessories including cleaning cloths, neoprene gaskets, crosshatch tools, Kryptonite B, leap pads, stainless steel balls, Sodium Chloride, desiccators, Potassium Sulphate, steel wool, abrasion media and more.


Making life simpler

The Customer Archive Retrieval System from COLTS

Our advanced Customer Archive Retrieval System - or CARS - allows you to search and retrieve your COLTS product testing reports in just a few clicks. Simply enter your keywords and you’ll have all your confidential data right there in front of you in an easy-to-search format. Register now and get full site benefits.

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In this industry certification is everything

We help you make the grade

  • American National Standards Institute
  • American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  • Safety Equipment Institute
  • American Board of Opticianry
  • The Vision Council

COLTS Technical Experts attend the ANSI Z87.1 and Z80 Meetings