Pablo Artal interview with INFO Región de Murcia on the occasion of the National Prize of Research “Juan de la Cierva”.

Pablo Artal, National Research Award: “Our ideas were exploited outside and we created Voptica to change the method”

Artal is CEO of Voptica, in the Parque Científico de Murcia, plays in the World League of Illustrious scientists and professor of Optics at the UMU.

“A major challenge of the Spanish science is that, if there are economic returns, they grow here”, are manifestations of the recently awarded one of the national awards of Research 2018, unanimously of the jury, in particular in the category ‘ Juan de la Cierva ‘ of Technology transfer.


Tecnología para reproducir resultados antes de realizar una operación ocular

VAO es un nuevo instrumento desarrollado por Voptica, ‘spin-off’ de la Universidad de Murcia,que permite realizar una simulación visual antes de cualquier tipo de cirugía refractiva.

A medida que una persona envejece, desarrolla problemas de visión. Alrededor de los 65 años, más de la mitad sufre problemas como las cataratas, que supone una de las cirugías más comunes en Europa con 4.3 millones de personas que reciben tratamiento.


New research paper with VAO!

Repeatability of a Commercially Available Adaptive Optics Visual Simulator and Aberrometer in Normal and Keratoconic Eyes.


To evaluate the repeatability of aberration measurement obtained by a Hartmann-Shack aberrometer combined with a visual adaptive optics simulator in normal and keratoconic eyes.


We are glad to announce that we have been acknowledged with a H2020SME Project “Better vision with photonics technology” (BeVision)

Voptica has developed the Visual Adaptive Optics (VAO) simulator, a disruptive innovation in eye testing, allowing patients to experience the effect of intraocular lenses or laser surgery on their vision before the actual operation, helping the patient and doctor to select their best solution and understand what their vision will be like post-surgery. Our technology…