About Ocutech

Worldwide Leader in Low Vision Aids

Ocutech, founded in 1984, is a worldwide leader in developing advanced hi-quality telescopic low vision aids (bioptics) for the visually impaired. Ocutech bioptic telescopes are prescribed by Low Vision specialists in over 4o countries, and are used by tens of thousands of visually impaired individuals throughout the world.


Funding and Grant Support

With research funding support totaling over $1.5 million from the National Eye Institute (NIH) and the Ontario (Canada) Ministry of Health, Ocutech bioptic systems have been carefully designed and studied and have been preferred 3 to 1 in independent clinical trials. In 1996, Ocutech received international attention when it developed the first ever autofocusing bioptic telescope for the visually impaired.

Low Vision Specialists Recommend Ocutech Bioptic Telescopes

Ocutech telescopes are preferred by low vision prescribers for their advanced optics, appearance, ease of use and prescribing, and high quality. Ocutech low vision telescopes:

  • Provide the widest fields of view available
  • Are designed to be light weight, compact, and comfortable to wear
  • Are designed for easy and convenient focusing
  • Include specially designed optics to enhance image sharpness and clarity
  • Include a full range of prescribing options to customize the system for one’s individual needs
  • Include industry-leading product warranties and user and prescriber support

Ocutech is committed to quality and service

Ocutech Process and Production

Ocutech is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where all of our products are designed, assembled, tested and shipped.

  • Ocutech receives calls, emails, and faxes daily from low vision specialists from all over the world seeking advice and placing orders
  • Each order is reviewed by our expert technical staff
  • We customize each patient system to their doctor’s requests
  • Every order is QUALITY CHECKED two times prior to shipping
  • Instructional materials, fitting tools, and patient support materials are included with every order

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  • Image of CNC Mill for custom drilling

    CNC Mill for custom drilling

  • Image of Focus knobs ready for assembly

    Focus knobs ready for assembly

  • Image of Laser Alignment Jig for SightScope

    Laser Alignment Jig for SightScope

  • Image of VES-sport being custom painted

    Custom Paint for sports

Ongoing projects

  • VES-Autofocus

    The award-winning Ocutech VES-Autofocus bioptic is currently being re-designed to make the world’s only self -focusing bioptic telescope even better! Join the Ocutech Autofocus Interest Group to be kept up to date about developments about the AutoFocus II.

  • Image of the Ocutech Auto Focus Bioptic

    The original Ocutech AutoFocus Bioptic Telescope