VES-Mini

There is no smaller, lighter weight, wider field Keplerian bioptic than the Ocutech 3x VES-Mini. The VES-Mini is only half the size of traditional Keplerian telescopes, weighs less than an ounce, and focuses quickly to as close as 9 inches! It is prescribed in a traditional through-the-lens mounting design, and can be prescribed for one or both eyes. It’s available in both black and silver. It is very popular for bioptic driving and ideal for individuals with moderate vision loss of 20/150 or better.

Simulated field of view of a traditional 3x Galilean Telescope

Simulated field of view of a traditional 3x Galilean Telescope

The Ocutech VES-Mini is an innovative, miniature 3x expanded field (Keplerian) bioptic telescope system. It provides a combination of an unusually wide 15-degree field-of-view in a very compact physical design. The VES-Mini is equivalent in size to small focusing Galilean telescopes and only half the size of most competitors expanded field telescopes. The Mini’s crisp, bright optics provide internal focusing for refractive errors from +12 to –12 and for near viewing to as close as 7 inches.

The convenient diagnostic kit makes it easy to demonstrate and prescribe this high quality telescope system with a minimum of time, effort and risk.The VES-Mini is prescribed as any other conventional bioptic telescope system and can be ordered for monocular or binocular use and for distance and near applications.

Simulated field of view of the 3x VES-Mini

Simulated field of view of the 3x VES-Mini

The Ocutech VES-Mini can be ordered mounted in Ocutech’s fashionable ophthalmic frames as a complete package, or it can be installed into appropriate frames provided by the prescriber.

VES-Mini Features

  • The widest field of view ever!
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Crisp, bright optics
  • Focus to any distance
  • Prescribe for monocular, binocular and distance and near uses
  • Many frame options available
The VES-Mini can be prescribed for distance or near and for one or both eyes.

The VES-Mini can be prescribed for distance or near and for one or both eyes.

The VES-Mini provides the same field of view as the conventional Keplerian telescope and is half the size and one third the weight

The VES-Mini provides the same field of view as the conventional Keplerian telescope and is half the size and one third the weight

VES Mini on Demonstrator Clip

VES Mini on Demonstrator Clip

The VES-Mini installed in the adjustable demonstration frame

The VES-Mini installed in the adjustable Essilor demonstration frame

View and download VES-MINI FITTING GUIDE

The VES-Mini can also be prescribed in a vertical position.

The VES-Mini can also be prescribed in a vertical position.

Technical Specifications

Power and field of view: 3x (15.0 deg)
Optical Design: Keplerian, monocular, binocular
Interchangeable for right or left eye: Yes
Focusing method: Manual, captured elliptical focus
Closest near focus (at neutral): 9 inches
Weight (telescope alone): 0.6 oz
Eyeglass frame options: Ocutech Metal or prescriber provided
Mounting method: Drilled through carrier lens
Refractive error correction method: Internal by focus +12/-12
Eyepiece corrections: Yes, Cylinders indicated above 3D
Eyepiece design: Round
Filter options: Yes
Adjustable after assembly: Frame positioning only
Accessories: Slip-behind filters, Reading/filter caps
Warranty: Limited 2-year

The VES-Mini includes a set screw that enables the prescriber to fix the focus in place. It can be released or readjusted at anytime.

The VES-Mini can be provided with a set screw that enables the prescriber to fix the focus in place. It can be released or readjusted at anytime.

VES Mini in Silver on Demonstrator Clip

VES Mini in Silver on Demonstrator Clip

Focus knob for VES-Mini.

Focus knob for VES-Mini.

The VES-Mini mounted in the traditional “Through the Lens” method.

The VES-Mini mounted in the traditional “Through the Lens” method.

Fitting and Prescribing the Ocutech VES-Mini

Fitting the VES-Mini