Design and Engineering

Our engineers had a very successful collaboration with the Optics for Hire team…We would certainly work with Optics for Hire again in the future.”

Gary Hayes, CEO, Laser Components Instrument Group

If you need a team specialized in optical system design and prototyping, we can provide services ranging from custom lens design, to opto-mechanical, and electronics design.  Our customers have hired us to design a single lens, as well as deliver a complete product incorporating optical, mechanical, and electronic subsystems.

Drawing from many years of optical design experience and the know-how of our team of 20 engineers — including 4 PhD’s in optics, mechanical, and electrical engineers, and CAD designers-you can expect us to deliver world-class system designs. Plus: lens design and optical analysis support for your SBIR / DoD / DARPA programs.

CAD design examples

Our experience is transferable over a wide variety of commercial applications, a SHORT list of past projects include:

  • Illumination Design, Reflectors, and Collimators including LED
  • Microscope Objectives
  • Analog and Digital Signal Processing systems
  • Zoom Lenses
  • Metrology Systems
  • Laser marking systems
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Endoscopes
  • Optical Disc Drives
  • Servo Systems
  • Confocal Imaging
  • Image Processing
  • Video Games and Optical Toys
  • Night Vision
  • IR systems
  • Robotics
  • Motion Capture
  • Distance Measurement
  • Bar Code Readers
  • 3D displays
  • Custom ZEMAX DLL development
  • Complete CARS (Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy) imaging lens 
  • MEMS device lenses for medical applications


If you need complete optical design, electronics design, turnkey optical system, opto-electrical, and mechanical laser system prototypes, lens design, and micro processor control systems, we can help you.


Our research laboratories in L’viv, Ukraine and Minsk, Belarus maintain up-to-date equipment and software. We deliver designs in ZEMAX, FRED, AutoCad, SolidWorks, MATLAB, and other software programs. For fast custom parts, prototype, fixtures, tools, and metal applications we use an internal machine shop.


Contracts are billable on project or low per ‘man hour’ basis.