Life Sciences

Medical Technology. Ophthalmology & Life Sciences.

From concept to volume production, we offer you complete solutions for medical technology applications, all from one source. Our know-how ranges from feasibility tests for customer-specific requirements to planning, advising, procurement and prototype production all the way to reliable volume production.

In Heerbrugg, we focus on the areas of ophthalmology and life sciences.

Our range of medical technology solutions within our group is enhanced by Berliner Glas at its Berlin location. The focus there is on the healthcare segments dentistry and endoscopy. You can find additional information about this under:

Berliner Glas - Dentistry & Endoscopy


For the ophthalmology market we develop, manufacture and integrate optics, mechanics and electronics into innovative system solutions. Our high-performance optics are used in various areas of eyesight correction:

1.    Before/on the eye
2.    Cornea & lenses
3.    Retina


Beam guiding systems for ophthalmologic devices


    In Heerbrugg, we produce precise tools used to manufacture contact lenses.


    We produce customer-specific beam guidance systems for laser correction.

    This includes:

    • Beam expansion systems
    • Zoomable lenses to focus from cornea to lens at various depths
    • Visual systems for the observation duct as well as for viewing with binoculars and camera systems
    • Optics for OCT applications
    • Active beam adjustment in laser systems
    • Optic control systems (performance, beam position, scanner position, cutting depth)

    3. RETINA

    We produce assemblies and modules that are used in retina scanners.

    This includes:

    • Special optics for multispectral wide angle imaging under darkfield conditions
    • Patient-alignment systems
    • Beam guidance and scanning systems

    Life Sciences

    Staying healthy is more important for people than ever. Diagnostics in the area of prevention and early detection of illnesses plays an essential role. Diagnostic tests show whether a person is healthy or whether there are features present that could lead to an illness. Diagnostics also help to develop individual treatment methods.

    For this purpose, the analysis of the smallest sample quantities, a high throughput and the detection of the weakest signals are key success factors for the competitiveness of diagnostic device providers.

    At SwissOptic, we develop and manufacture opto-electronic modules and systems that are used in these diagnostic systems.

    This includes:

    Contact our specialists

    Please choose your contact partner:

    Dr. Heinrich Bürgers
    Sales Engineer
    Fon +41 71 727-3792
    Kontakt Medical
    Nicolas Hetzel
    Ophthalmology & Life Sciences
    Fon +41 71 727-3600
    Kontakt zur SwissOptic
    Callback request

    Let us call you back!


    Data sheet

    Aspheres and Freeforms

    Data sheet

    Customized Modules

    Data sheet

    Customized Lenses

    Success Story

    Custom systems for cytometry instruments

     mandatory field

    Right of retraction

    You can revoke the use of your data anytime via email to, via fax, or via post. If you have any other questions, you can reach our data protection staff at

    * mandatory field

    SwissOptic AG
    9435 Heerbrugg, Switzerland

    Fon +41 71 727-3074
    swissoptic [at]


    Contact details