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Who we are

The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) is committed to promoting and advancing opportunities for the precision optics industry.

APOMA is the working group of the top U.S. optics manufacturers. Our members are front line and operations managers who turn to their peers in APOMA for best practices and technical guidance.

Visit the member directory to find an optical fabricator.

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Member Benefits

  • Exhibitor and attendee discounts for Optifab
  • Exclusive technical workshops
  • Access to technical papers & conference proceedings
  • Networking & learning opportunities from others in optical fabrication
  • More...

Job Openings

Omega Optical is currently looking for qualified applicants to fill two positions. 

With over 40 years of experience partnering with researchers and instrument designers, Omega Optical is a leader in photonics who designs and produces diverse offers of interference filters.

The company is currently looking for a Thin Film Technician and an Optician.

Learn more about the positions and the requirements.


Member Spotlight

CDGM Glass Company Ltd. is the world's largest producer of optical glass serving customer across the United States and Canada, with an inventory maintained by exclusive distributor UNIVERSAL PHOTONICS. CDGM produces an extensive line of more than 240 types of optical glass, shipping 8-10,000 tons annually and providing products that meet every optical designer’s needs. CDGM's optical glass is included in ZEMAX®. The company offers equivalent glass types for nearly all known optical glasses and can develop new glasses to meet unique specifications. For over 55 years, CDGM has been providing high quality glass in a wide variety forms, including specialty glass for custom applications. They are a trusted partner for quality assurance, fast turnaround and quick delivery.




SPIE Optifab 2017

October 16-19, 2017 | Rochester, NY

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Jointly organized by SPIE and APOMA, Optifab is the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition held in North America. It's an exceptional opportunity to network with worldwide experts in the field of optical fabrication.

Show space fills up fast, reserve your spot today!

We look forward to seeing you!

Student Travel Grants & Best Poster Awards

Students interested in optics can gain firsthand exposure to the industry's largest manufacturing conference and exhibition.

APOMA is once again offering students a chance to participate in Optifab 2017 through travel grants and awards for outstanding student posters. Award winners will be chosen from the pool of qualified students.

Please submit applications by September 1, 2017.

See the full award guidelines for more information.

Member News

 cody-kreischer-optics.jpgRemembering Cody Kreischer

Cody Kreischer was a true Master Optician. His great knowledge of optics and vibrant personality will be missed. 


JENOPTIK Optical Systems LLC Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing


nascaheadshot.jpg Remembering Rick Nasca
A champion for our industry, he will truly be missed.




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