OPTICAL SUPPLIES - Worldwide Wholesale & Retail Suppliers
Established 1979
+44 (0) 1242 603888

Coates Optical was started by engineer Graham Coates from his home base in 1979 servicing lens grinding machines. The company has grown to become a well established niche specialist supplier of quality optical supplies, instruments and equipment in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Success has been driven by ever-rising professional standards together with longstanding, knowledgeable staff.

Our customers include independent opticians, multiple chains of opticians and spectacle repair companies, optical prescription houses, plus increasingly the retail market. Our main international markets include USA, France, Germany, and Republic of Ireland.

The wide variety of stock held at our head office includes several thousand lines of technical components, machinery and equipment, chemical coatings, low vision aids and sight testing equipment. Only items of the highest quality are stocked but are offered at competitive prices. Over 75% of orders are from regular clients.

elivery services are personalised for each customer and order. We utilise the most appropriate carrier for each order dependent on size, weight and destination. All UK shipments are despatched the same day for ‘next day’ delivery.

Our current catalogue contains many categories and optical lines. Our Sales/Help Line is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.

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"We know our customers...so you can trust us to reliably deliver"
The Coates success has been built on constantly raising our standards:
• Phones are answered immediately by knowledgeable staff who provide expert advice
• Wide product range of quality products at competitive prices – inferior lines not stocked
• Fast, friendly and efficient service – most customer demands met from stock
• Flexible to changing customers needs and responsive to market trends
• Sales, service and technical help line available 24/7
• Personal service and strong customer relationships
• Enviable reputation - “If you can’t find it, ring Coates”