Classic Slit Lamp Lenses

In 1956, aspheric ophthalmic lenses for subnormal vision were developed by Dr. David Volk. He found that an aspheric surface corrected the aberrations present in more common spherical lenses.

Several developments occurred through the years, leading up to 1982 when all Volk lenses for indirect ophthalmoscopy were redesigned with both surfaces aspheric, providing a substantial improvement in image quality.

A series of indirect ophthalmoscopy lenses was developed, resulting in the choice of the 90 Diopter lens as the most practical for indirect ophthalmoscopy with the slit lamp. The Volk 60D and 90D lenses were commercialized providing a variety of characteristics; magnification, field of view and undilated pupil examination.

The 60D and 90D lenses have been known as the industry standard for decades, having revolutionized the slit lamp examination in the 1970s.




Super Series Slit Lamp Lenses

Our drive to improve indirect imaging at the slit lamp led us to develop our 2nd generation slit lamp lenses. Working with high grade glass types, we reviewed and improved the double aspheric designs which were so successful in the classic 90D, 78D and 60D lenses, to bring the ‘Super Series’. A group of 4 lenses was developed to deliver wide field, high magnification and specialty features such as unsurpassed small pupil capabilities – the full diagnostic spectrum.

Super 66®

Super Field NC®

Super VitreoFundus®

Super Pupil® XL

Digital Series Slit Lamp Lenses

The Digital Series are our 3rd generation, double aspheric, non-contact slit lamp lenses. Building on the ‘Super Series’ lenses with high grade glass, we enhanced our double aspheric designs further with advanced computer modeling. Also, gains in the quality of our A/R coating provided a notice-able reduction in glare and reflections. We found that this helped improve slit lamp photographic imaging. However, photography is not their sole purpose. The Digital Series lenses provide the finest views for all examinations and imaging, enabling discernment of details previously unattainable at the slit lamp.

Digital High Mag®

Digital 1.0x Imaging Lens

Digital Wide Field®