Opto-mechanical (sub-) systems for medical devices in ophthalmology, cytometry and microscopy

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


OEM solutions for eyesight correction



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)



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

Ophthalmology & Life Sciences
Nicolas Hetzel
Fon +41 71 727-3600
nicolas.hetzel [at] swissoptic.com
US Office for Photonics
Kevin Liddane
Fon +1 714 389-1756
kliddane [at] berlinerglasus.com


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