Helping you engineer the cost out of your flat optics.

If you’re working on a new program, give us a call from the start.

Engineers work with us to design & manufacture high precision flat optics for their systems.

We assist with flat optic design at the inception of a program, and work with ongoing programs to engineer the optical components in a more valuable way.

Our manufacturing capabilities are virtually unparalleled in North America and we can scale our operation to match your program requirements.

Common Customers, Markets, Materials & Applications

  • Optical design engineers, systems engineers, program managers
  • Aerospace, Defense, Aviation, Maritime, Security & Law Enforcement
  • Silicon, germanium, sapphire and zinc sulfide/selenide (IR materials), and many others
  • ISR Systems, HUDs, Camera Gimbals and Turrets, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems, Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors

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When we talk, our conversation will include topics such as:

  • Can this be designed at a lower cost?
  • Is this solution going to perform as optimally as required in the application’s environment?
  • Where can Sydor apply our collective knowledge to enhance this design and your product?
  • Is this design ideal for manufacturing?

Sydor is a trusted provider of design & manufacturing solutions for engineers who work with flat optics.

Consider our experience & expertise for your new or existing programs.

If you would like to make a general inquiry with Sydor Optics, please click the button below to complete an inquiry form.

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Company Information


(585) 271-7300


(585) 271-7300


31 Jetview Drive
Rochester, NY 14624

ITAR Registered & ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Custom Optics Manufacturing

Using state-of-the-art technologies, and outstanding production, quality and inspection methods, Sydor Optics offers superior precision flat optics. The highly-skilled engineers take exceptional pride in ensuring that every product meets exacting standards, rigorous quality assurance and your precision specifications.

Questions? We have answers

Optics Manufacturing Capabilities

From prototype to high-volume production Sydor Optics is dedicated to manufacturing custom plano optics to meet your precise specifications. Since 1964, Sydor Optics has built a worldwide reputation in custom optics manufacturing pairing traditional craftsmanship with leading-edge technology. Our 40,000 sq. ft. facility houses the largest collection of double-sided polishing machines in North America.

Questions? We have answers

IR Material Applications

Defense industry infrared materials


For handheld, ground-based vehicles and aircraft & marine-mounted vehicles:

  • Thermal imaging
  • Night vision
  • Targeting sights
  • Camera turrets for VIS & IR imaging
  • EO/IR surveillance systems
  • Threat warning instruments
Law enforcement industry infrared materials

Law Enforcement

For handheld, ground-based vehicles and aircraft & marine-mounted vehicles:

  • Thermal imaging
  • Night vision
Search & rescue industry infrared materials

Search & Rescue

For handheld, ground-based vehicles and aircraft & marine-mounted vehicles:

  • Thermal imaging for firefighting
  • Night vision
Commercial/industrial infrared materials


  • Power line maintenance
  • Process control
  • Mineral & gas detection
  • Agriculture
Custom optics

If you are starting a new program or need assistance, please contact us.