Sterling AT A GLANCE

Sterling Ultra Precision is the world’s largest manufacturer of ultra-precision ophthalmic lathes for the production of contact lenses and IntraOcular Lenses (IOLs).

Our route to providing world-class lathe technology is the Sterling-Precitech partnership which began in 1991. This collaboration resulted in the introduction of the Optoform® series and Nanoform® series, the first line of CNC lathes to the contact lens and intraocular lens industries. Today, the Optoform brand is the industry standard and is used by every leading manufacturer of contact lenses and IOLs.

Ametek Precitech Inc. manufactures the world’s most advanced ultra-precision machining centers used in electro-optics and precision mechanical component manufacturing for defense, aerospace, consumer optics and many other industries.


7 - 11 October, 2017
European Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgeons
Lisbon, Portugal

25 - 28 January, 2018
Global Specialty Lens Symposium
Las Vegas, NV

23 - 25 March, 2018 
Congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry China
Shanghai, China

26 - 28 April, 2018
European Federation of the
Contact Lens and IOL IndustryDubrovnik, Croatia

22 - 26 September, 2018
European Society of Cataract &
Refractive Surgeons
Vienna, Austria


Design Features include:

  • High speed lathing of spherical, multi-curve, aspherical, and non-rotationally symmetric contact lenses and intraocular lenses.
  • Form accuracy of less than 0.3 µm and Surface Finish of 8-10 nm Ra.
  • Built on a natural granite base, and utilizes a passive mount vibration isolation system.
  • User defined edge configurations including asymmetric edge can be specified, incorporated into the lens/mold design and directly machined

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