About us

Ely Optics is an optical design and engineering consultancy based in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The consultancy has an interest in all aspects of optical engineering but has particular interest in and experience of:

Landscapes and skyscapes from
the area surrounding Ely Optics
  • Medical optics
    • Endoscopy
    • Fibre optics
    • Intraocular devices
    • Illumination
  • Imaging optics
    • Objectives
    • Telescopes
    • High resolution/performance
  • Industrial sensing
    • Position transducers
    • Safety
  • Illumination
    • Display
    • Architectural
    • Automated inspection
  • Entertainments
    • Club/Disco lighting
    • Toys
  • Laser Optics
    • Graphic arts
    • Interferometery
    • Pointing devices
    • Safety
    • Instrumentation

Ely Optics is able to provide a full design service, including project management if required. In some circumstances we are able to offer a limited production and test facility. Optical design is conducted using a full version of the Zemax software.

Fees are usually calculated on a project by project base. However in some circumstances we are willing to discuss arrangements for long term contracts or royalty against product production.

Ely Optics is small and hence can be responsive to immediate needs. A full proposal clearly stating costs and timescales is presented against agreed requirements. Regular contact is maintained to ensure that all client project information is accurate and succinct.

Ely Optics has experience of many projects, large and small, and a few of these are illustrated on our portfolio.


Ely Optics has the dual benefit of being physically close to the academic and engineering facilities offered around Cambridge whilst being able to appreciate and enjoy the ‘skyscapes’ and clean airs of the fens. We believe it's an enviable position to have.

For more details on how to find us, see our contact details.