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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

As manufacturer and global distributor, Universal Photonics, provides the most advanced surfacing and polishing products available. To assure this, UPI is committed to research, product development, and a working knowledge of the latest advancements in critical surfacing technology. The company offers an extensive variety of Polishing Compounds & Abrasives, Coolants, Chemicals, Diamond Products, Optical Tooling & Carriers, Machinery & Equipment covering all phases from pre to final-polish with critical surface requirements ranging from commercial grade to zero defect levels. UPI’s comprehensive inventory of pads and polishing materials includes proprietary brands polyurethane LP Unalon and abrasive-impregnated V Technology, 3M Trizact Diamond Tile Abrasive Pads, as well as a substantial variety of standard and custom fabrics of natural fiber, synthetic, and blends. A useful resource for questions and unique applications, UPI  responds to specific needs quickly and thoroughly with fast, dependable service and accurate technical assistance.




Member News

Remcody-kreischer-optics.jpgembering 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.




Thank you for joining us at Photonics West 2018!

Thank you to all of our members that joined us at the APOMA General Meeting in San Francisco, CA at Photonics West 2018!  If you were unable to join us, we have provided meeting materials below for your reference.

January meeting presentations:

As a reminder - paper submissions are now being accepted for the October 2018 APOMA Technical Workshop!


2018 APOMA Technical Workshop

October 18-19, 2018 – Save the date!

Garré Vineyard & Winery - Livermore, CA

Details are being finalized for our next members-only technical workshop. The event will offer exclusive learning and networking opportunities to attendees, including a tour of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Get more details about the event and check back for registration and paper submission details.



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