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Case Study: Ophthalmology Annidis Corporation
Custom Performance by Integrating Stock Optics
Multi-Spectral Imaging Digital Ophthalmoscope Captures Data through the Retinal and Subretinal Layers
When presented with a design task, optical engineers start with the system requirements, perform initial calculations, and then design an optical set-up to meet the project's goals. One step is often left out: evaluating the possibility of using stock optics prior to creating custom designs. That's a mistake. Designers who use stock optics where possible are often able to reduce risk, decrease costs, and improve the time to market for their products.
Many times, product engineers are able to leverage stock optics for their proof-of-concept and prototype systems to rapidly verify the capabilities of their optical instruments. But designers need not limit the use of stock optics to those preliminary design set-ups. Off-the-shelf or stock optical components can be incorporated at the volume production stage as well. Systems built with stock optics can have powerful custom capabilities. An example is the Retinal Health Assessment (RHA™) Instrument from Annidis Corporation, built using stock optics wherever possible.