LaCroix Precision Optics

Batesville, AR 72503


About LaCroix Precision Optics

The LaCroix name is synonymous with quality precision optics. Since 1947, three generations of family leadership have guided LaCroix Precision Optics to become the premier, independent precision optics manufacturer in America.

Product Summary

Specialized in Spherical Lenses, Achromats, Aspheres, Windows, Wedges, Prisms, Beam Splitters, and Custom Coatings.


50 LaCroix Dr
PO Box 2556
Batesville, AR 72503
United States

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Our relationship-driven approach to delivering the highest quality optics is the backbone of our long-standing success. We are known for doing what is right by our customers, employees, and suppliers. From the initial inquiry to the delivery of finished optics, our technical staff will be available every step of the way.

Unique among custom optics manufacturers, LaCroix has the flexibility to assist you in scaling from prototypical to full-run production; we’re a dependable, flexible partner that delivers outstanding quality at any quantity.

LaCroix Precision Optics is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is ITAR registered and compliant.

The LaCroix name is synonymous with quality precision optics — with a commitment to offer every customer quality optics made to specification, world-class service, and a fair price.

Types of Optics:

·      Spherical Lenses

·       Achromats

·       Aspheres

·       Windows & Wedges

·       Prisms & Beam Splitters

Here are our Capabilities

·       Small Quantity Prototypes

·       Advanced Processing

·       High-Volume Manufacturing

·       Tolerance Limits

·       Optical Coatings


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Aspheric lenses have at least one surface defined by an aspheric equation that has a fluctuating local radius across the diameter of the part. As a result, this creates an optical...

Achromatic Lenses

Achromats can come in various shapes and sizes and serve a wide variety of practical applications, such as correcting chromatic aberrations. LaCroix Precision Optics has specialized...

Spherical Lenses

Spherical lenses have at least one surface with a constant radius of curvature. There are two categories of spherical lenses: Convex (Converging) lens and Concave (Diverging) ...

Press Releases

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LaCroix Precision Optics Announces Apprentices

LaCroix Precision Optics is pleased to announce Kevin Weaver and Robert Brockway as the first apprentices in their inaugural Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship.


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How to Get a Quote for Precision Optics

It is important to understand what all information is required for your optics supplier to provide a quote for precision optics. This video goes into detail on various topics ...
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LaCroix Precision Optics Overview Video

This is the overview of our many capabilities here at LaCroix Precision Optics. LaCroix Precision Optics specializes in spherical lenses, achromats, aspheres, windows, wedges,...
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LaCroix Precision Optics - Company Overview

LaCroix Precision Optics is a customer-driven, world-class manufacturer of custom precision optics. Our core competencies include spherical lenses, aspheres, achromats, windows...
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The History of LaCroix Precision Optics

Since 1947, three generations of family leadership have guided LaCroix Precision Optics to become the premier, independent precision optics manufacturer in America. This video...
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Precision Aspheres: Manufacturing and Metrology

Aspheres have allowed optical designers to create systems and products that push the limitations of performance across several fields. In this presentation, we will explain the...
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Specifying Optical Coatings

This video addresses topics, such as glass type, wavelength, transmission or reflection requirements, angle of incidence.

Quick Chat: John Wallace Interviews Kirk Warden, President of LaCroix

Watch this video to learn more about LaCroix Precision Optics and what it specializes in.


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Measuring Aspheres in a 3-D World White Paper

DOWNLOAD NOWWhat's Included:This white paper provides an essential practical guide on the benefits of 3-D measurements of aspheres as well as a couple of real-world manufacturing...
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White Papers

ASK THE EXPERT: Process awareness optimizes aspheric lens production, performance

Spherical and aspherical lenses are everywhere—from consumer optics and smartphone cameras to automotive vision systems and military laser and night-vision electronics. While ...
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Whitepaper: Manufacturing Considerations for Tolerancing Aspheres

This white paper provides a manufacturer’s perspective on the important tolerances to consider when designing aspheres, ensuring tolerances and specifications are manufacturable...


Aspheric Lenses

What is an Aspherical Lens?

In precision optics, the term asphere generally refers to an optic in which the local radius of curvature of an optical surface changes from the center, of its optical axis, to...
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Optical coating & fabrication capabilities

Optics Manufacturing 101: Specifying Optical Coatings

The fundamental purpose of optics is to control light in a manner to make it useful. Optical coatings modify the reflectance, transmittance, and absorptive properties of optics...
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Optics Manufacturing 101: How to Get a Quote

In order to turn your optical design from concept to the finished lens, it is crucial to understand what items need to be provided when submitting a request for quote (RFQ).


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Robert Brockway (left) and Kevin Weaver (right).

LaCroix Precision Optics launches optics manufacturing technician apprenticeship

The objective of this program is to engage employees with the overall understanding of the company’s precision optics manufacturing processes.
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LaCroix Precision Optics partners with Zemax

LaCroix Precision Optics will offer its LaCroix Cost Estimator in Zemax OpticStudio optical design software.

LaCroix Precision Optics names Kirk Warden as president

Ray LaCroix, Jr., who has served as president since 1985, will assume the role of chairman of the board.

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What is Interferometry and Why Does it Matter?

Goal: To provide a basic understanding of optical metrology and the Fizeau interferometer. Fizeau interferometry is performed in manufacturing millions of optical components each...
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Asphere Manufacturing Overview: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Laser Induced Damage Threshold

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On-Boarding Made Easy

Goal: Explain to the customer the on-boarding process for LaCroix Precision Optics. Our goal is to make the quoting and ordering process quicker for the customer.
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Intro to Optical Manufacturing

Goal: Give an introduction into how optics are manufactured starting with a design, then conceptualizing how the lens will be made, designing a blank, forming the blank into the...