Ergonomic Stereo Microscope

Ergo80 combines solid performance, with exceptional ergonomics in a high quality, infinity corrected zoom stereo microscope.

  • Discontinued
  • 8x – 64x magnification (128x max.)
  • Patented ergonomic stereo microscope
  • Modular with range of stand options

Ergonomic Stereo Microscope

Since the invention of the microscope in the 1590’s, there have been significant technological developments in the design of the optical microscope. However, one thing has remained constant in all this time: Uncomfortable microscope eyepieces. Until now!

A revolutionary new stereo microscope

The Ergo80 stereo microscope employs a revolutionary patented eyepiece design which does not require the user to precisely align their eyes with the eyepieces. In fact, the user can sit back from the microscope (up to 1.5″) and still view the image, meaning that uncomfortable and difficult to use eyepieces are a thing of the past.

Increase your productivity

Improving operator ergonomics is not just about improving comfort. Businesses choose Vision Engineering’s ergonomic microscopes because they know their operators are more efficient, more accurate and more productive. Thus, the operator benefits and so does the business.


Bench Stand

Stereozoom-Mikroskop Ergo80 mit Tischstativ

  • Compact and stable low profile ergonomic base
  • Integrated focus and fine focus (optional) control
  • Built-in substage illumination

Boom Mount

Stereozoom-Mikroskop Ergo80 mit Säulenständer
  • Ideal for larger specimens
  • Stable platform base, or for adhering directly to user’s work surface


You may accept that it is just normal for microscope eyepieces to be a little uncomfortable, not very ergonomic and not that easy to use, but it doesn’t have to be this way … Give your stereo microscope a health check!

“Ergonomic design is not a ‘nice to have’ feature, but critical to operator comfort and productivity.”

Ergonomic working position

An ergonomic body position makes the Ergo80 more comfortable, less fatiguing and, more importantly, much easier to use. Additionally, optimal operator ergonomics minimizes the risk of repetitive strain related injuries. A happy worker is a productive worker.

A natural view of the subject

With conventional microscope eyepieces, operators must position their eyes very close to the eyepieces, blocking out ambient light. The intense light exiting the eyepieces causes the pupils to contract. Constant contraction and expansion of the pupils is the main cause of eye fatigue with microscopes.

With the patented eyepieces of Ergo80, users sit back from the eyepieces (up to 1.5″/ 38mm), allowing ambient light into the eyes. Additionally, the light exiting the eyepieces is spread over a larger area, providing a more natural view of the subject.

Freedom of head movement

An additional benefit of Vision Engineering’s patented eyepieces is that users do not need to precisely align their eyes with the eyepieces. This freedom of movement reduces neck and back strain associated with the fixed body position of conventional microscope eyepieces.

Easy hand-eye coordination

Easy hand-eye coordination is possible with the Ergo80 – critical for rework, repair, dissection and other manipulation tasks. Sitting back from the eyepieces provides users with better peripheral vision, so they can coordinate hands in a natural manner.

Ability to wear glasses

With Ergo80, operators do not need to remove their prescription glasses (or safety glasses) to use the microscope.


A compact, modular design allows accessories to be added to customize your stereo microscope configuration.

To discuss your particular requirement in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Image Capture, Archive & Documentation

Stereozoom-Mikroskop Ergo80 mit Display zur Anzeige des erfassten Bildes
  • A range of digital or video camera options.
  • Software solutions are available for image mark-up, documentation and on-screen image measurement purposes.

Floating Stage

Stereozoom-Mikroskop Ergo80 mit Verschiebetisch
  • For use with bench stand models, the floating stage provides smooth sample control, ideal for inspection tasks.


  • Allows for the eyepieces to be tilted -5º to -25º , maintaining optimum ergonomics for all users.

Double Iris Diaphragm

Enabling the size of the internal numerical aperture to be changed on both optical paths for greater depth of field throughout the zoom range.


To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

With an 8:1 zoom ratio, Ergo80 has a standard magnification range of 8x – 64x (128x max.) allowing fast and accurate viewing of all subjects. A compact, modular design allows accessories to be added to the configuration, without loss of contrast and clarity.

Optical Data
Objective Lenses Zoom Magnification Range Working Distance
0.7x 5.6x – 44.8x 5.12″ (130mm)
1.0x 8x – 64x 3.07″ (78mm)
2.0x 16x – 128x 1.34″ (34mm)


  • Patented ‘Expanded-Pupil’ eyepieces providing 10 times greater head freedom than conventional binocular microscope eyepieces
  • CMO (Common Main Objective)
  • 8:1 zoom magnification ratio


  • 360° multipoint LED ringlight provides long-life surface illumination.
  • LED substage illumination (bench stand only).


Stereozoom-Mikroskop Ergo80 - Abmessungen Tischstativ

Bench Stand

  • A = 22.05″ max. (560mm)
  • B = 11.81″ (300mm)
  • C = 9.84″ (250mm)


Boom Mount

  • D = 25.98″ max. (660mm)
  • E = 15.75″ (400mm)
  • F = 11.02″ (280mm)

Additional information

Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"


Image Capture



Low (20x max)

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