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wavefronts
How to Specify Wavefronts
Application Spotlights
Manufacturing
Wavefronts
Making Waves Part Two is here and you do not want to miss it! Unsure of how to specify wavefronts or tell your manufacturer what you need? Well then, this is the blog post for you! In this blog, we'll walk you through all the vital info you'll need and share a few helpful tips and tricks. You'll learn about defining your area, explaining the desired angles, and even go over P/V or RMS errors. Click here to read more!
By
Sarah Locknar

Submitted by ashrollend on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 18:52
Steve
Our Application Engineer
Employee Introductions
Nominated by the sales team and well-loved by all, this month we are spotlighting our genius Application Engineer, Stephen Washkevich. Stephen has been with the company for fourteen years and has been a vital asset in assisting our customers with their most technical questions. The projects he's worked on have been monumental to both our company and the world and we could not be more excited to share his interview with you today. Read on to learn more about Stephen!
By
Ashley Rollend
Submitted by ashrollend on Mon, 06/28/2021 - 16:49
2021 photo contest optics industry
This Year's Annual Competition
News and Events
Photo Contest
Back and better than ever before, we present the Annual Photo Contest. Got an interesting image showcasing an optical filter? Want to share a screenshot of your work with the industry? Consider submitting to this year's competition! The winner will be eligible for a cash prize and those interested in entering can read more about the details of the contest here. We can't wait to see what you've got!
By
Ashley Rollend
Submitted by ashrollend on Wed, 06/09/2021 - 17:27
Feet in creek, wavefront
All About Wavefronts
Application Spotlights
Wavefronts
Ever walked into a moving creek and wondered why your feet look so distorted? As you wade into these crisp VT waters, you might be seeing firsthand what we in the optics industry call 'wavefronts'. This blog post is the first in an upcoming series that will take a look at the basics of wavefronts and why they matter. Read on to learn more and don't forget to subscribe!
By
Sarah Locknar
Submitted by ashrollend on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 16:37
Doris QA Tech
Our Quality Assurance Technician
Employee Introductions
Employee Spotlight
Quality Assurance
This month we are spotlighting the incredible Doris Winslow! Doris has worked as our Quality Assurance Technician for the past several decades and has been a monumental part of Omega Optical's history and growth as a company. Both an interesting person and an outstanding employee, Doris's interview is one you do not want to miss! Read on to learn more.
By
Ashley Rollend
Submitted by ashrollend on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:32
Quality assurance optics testing and maintenance
Processes, Testing, and Making Your Filter Last
Application Spotlights
Quality
Manufacturing
Quality factors into every step of the manufacturing process. From preparing materials to final assembly, our team is always working to promote the longevity and durability of your filter. Read on to learn more about quality assurance procedures in optics and how we make sure your filter outlasts and outperforms.
By
Paul Jensen, Ashley Rollend
Submitted by ashrollend on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 15:55
Omega optical kim cook account manager
Our Senior OEM Account Manager
Employee Introductions
Biographies
Account Manager
This month we are giving a great, big shoutout to Kim Cook, our astounding Senior OEM Account Manager. Kim's interesting background and vivacious spirit have made her a great addition to the team for the past two decades and we are so excited to reintroduce her to our customers!
By
Ashley Rollend
Submitted by ashrollend on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:08
omega optical inventory graphic
How to Decide if OEM Parts, Stock Parts, or Rapid Solutions Best Fit Your Needs
Omega Updates
Inventory
Purchasing
Omega Optical has always provided an effective purchasing experience, largely thanks to our well-organized inventory system. This system - divided into OEM parts, stock parts, and Rapid Solutions - makes sure our customers know the why, when, and how when it comes to buying filters. This blog post will walk you through how this system works and make sure you feel as confident as possible when shopping with us. Our job is to make sure you have the most-effective, high-quality filter as fast as possible - and our inventory system is what makes this happen.
By
Ashley Rollend, Erin Hartgraves
Submitted by ashrollend on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:28
optics lab
Exciting 2021 Resolutions, Changes, and Advancements
News and Events
Happy New Year! We can't believe 2021 is already here! Interested in what exciting changes and advancements are coming to Omega this year? Want to know more about where Behind the Science is going and how our guides can help you purchase filters more confidently than ever before? Then this is the blog for you! Read on to learn more.
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Ashley Rollend, Erin Hargraves
Submitted by ashrollend on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:30
Iain distributer sales account manager
Our Distributor Sales Account Manager
Employee Introductions
Employee Biographies
Let's get to know Iain Tweedy! Iain has worked at Omega Optical for the past fourteen years and currently serves as our Distributor Sales Account Manager. His work with our distributor network is absolutely vital and his cheery personality has always been a great benefit to our team. Read on to learn more about Iain and his role at Omega Optical!
By
Ashley Rollend