Optomed's story

Optomed was founded in Oulu, Finland in 2004 by Seppo Kopsala, with the vision to design and produce a smaller and more affordable fundus camera than traditionally used desktop cameras, which would improve the efficiency of the eye screening of diabetics.

Optomed developed three early product generations

At the beginning of the journey, Optomed developed three early product generations. In 2013, Optomed reached a major milestone when it launched the world’s first handheld fundus camera meeting the fundus camera standard ISO 10940 resolution requirements, Smartscope PRO. In 2017, Optomed launched its fifth handheld fundus camera generation, Optomed Aurora.

Optomed Aurora exam

Since the beginning of its operations Optomed has sold handheld fundus cameras under its own brand

And since 2010 under globally leading OEM customers brands. Optomed has worked with OEM-customers such as: Volk Optical Inc., Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Haag-Streit Diagnostics, and Topcon Medical Systems Inc.

An important step for Optomed was the expansion into the Chinese market in 2014 by establishing a subsidiary focused on marketing, sales, and distribution channel management.

Optomed has been recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Finland through the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program in 2016 and in 2017. The Financial Times recognized Optomed as one of the 1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe in 2018.