Bruker provides ideal, gage-capable surface metrology tools for streamlining ophthalmic device R&D and production.

In the US alone, well over 1 billion disposable contact lenses are purchased per year. Economically sustaining this volume necessitates highly efficient manufacturing and testing methods, with an emphasis on low cost and high reproducibility. At the same time, these lenses incorporate increasingly complex shapes and nano-structured surfaces to support improved vision correction, including astigmatism and bifocal function.

Bruker’s 3D optical microscopes bring high accuracy, non-contact metrology for surface roughness, Fresnel lens and diffractive structures, as well as local radius of curvature and shape measurements to the producers of contact lenses and IOLs. These high-accuracy measurement capabilities translate directly to cost savings and bottom line ROI for customers in this growing segment of the medical market.