Optical engineering, prototyping and lens manufacturing services

Optical engineering, prototyping and lens manufacturing services

Custom lens design, prototyping and production

Engineering consultants to help you research, design, prototype, & manufacture optical systems

  • Optical modeling and ray tracing

  • Custom lens design

  • Complete opto-electronic/opto-mechanical systems

  • Applied optics research & consulting

  • Prototyping to volume manufacturing

15+ years

of work history in optics, mechanics and opto electronics

500+ unique

optical systems

endless variations

if it uses light we’ve worked on it

Optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic engineering consulting 

We know how photons work and leverage our past experience to benefit your program

Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Head Lamps, Endoscopic, Fiber Optic

Image Processing Algorithm Development

Image Processing Algorithm Development

Spectrometer Design

Spectrometer Design

Optics, Mechanics and Electronics

Custom Lenses

Custom Lenses

Objective, F-Theta, Beam Expanders, Telecentric

Microscope Design

Microscope Design

VR, AR Optics

VR, AR Optics

Toys

Roadway Lighting

Roadway Lighting

IES Type II, Type III, Type IV, Type V, EN 13201

LIDAR System Design

LIDAR System Design

Depth Sensing

Light Pipes

Light Pipes

Buttons, Indicators, Automotive Pointers

Projectors

Projectors

Commercial, Consumer, and for Optical Metrology

Lighting

Lighting

Medical, Consumer, Warehouse, Office, Parking Lot, Agricultural

Aircraft Lighting

Aircraft Lighting

Runway, Interior, Signal, Emergency

Mobile Phone Optics

Mobile Phone Optics

Attachments for Wide Angle, Macro, Fisheye, Otoscopes, Ophthalmoscopes

Laser Systems

Laser Systems

Skin Resurfacing, Tattoo Removal

Over 300 former clients including:

Medical diagnostic client

Overall, I think these lenses have met or exceeded our expectations in every way.

– Medical diagnostic client

Semiconductor equipment client

Just as a note to your team, I was very happy with this design and system. It was more than I expected and it works very well. Great prototype and delivery was pretty fast.

– Semiconductor equipment client

Bar code device client

Optics for Hire was a great company to work with. At the time, I had no experience developing optical systems before, and OFH was able to guide me through the process of technical specifications through to manufacturing. They were fast and efficient, noting any concerns or limitations with the designs.

– Bar code device client

Industrial distance measurement client

I want to take this opportunity to comment how impressed I am with OFH. Your team is moving so fast, I feel like a turtle. Also, it’s been noted that every time we ask something, our question is promptly answered and your team often brings up aspects that we haven’t considered.

– Industrial distance measurement client

Medical device client

It was my pleasure to meet and work with the people of Optics For Hire. Our advanced ophthalmoscope is comprised of over a dozen lenses and required precise optical engineering and construction. It was not a simple project.

– Medical device client

Getting Started and Working Together

  1. Tell us about your engineering challenges
  2. OFH reviews your requirements
  3. We provide feedback, ask for clarifications, explain performance trade offs
  4. Together we create a project plan to meet your performance, delivery time, budget goals

Typical project development process

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  • Development of requirements
  • Feasibility review
  • Preliminary subsystem specification development
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  • Development of requirements
  • Feasibility review
  • Preliminary subsystem specification development
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  • Paper design, computations, simulations, and modeling

  • Concept development

  • Block diagram for optics, mechanics, and electronics

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  • Optical design

  • Electronics design

  • Embedded software design

  • Mechanical design

  • Development of manufacturing documentation

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  • Prototype manufacturing and assembly
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  • Testing of lens and subsystems

  • System debugging

  • Experimental measurements

  • Prototype delivery

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  • Development of quality control processes

  • Delivery of system at volume

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