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OpticsPlanet has one of the largest collections of microscopes on the net! We offer a wide variety of brand new light microscopes, demo & used microscopes, microscope parts & accessories by all major stereo & compound microscope manufacturers. Featuring incredible deals on Nikon microscopes, Meade microscopes, Celestron microscopes and many other top microscope manufacturers. Also check out our new stereo microscopes from Zeiss Microimaging and Leica Microsystems.

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We stock and customize all major types of microscopes - compound microscopes (in both inverted and upright designs), stereo microscopes (often referred as dissecting microscopes), handheld USB microscopes and, of course, an array of microscope parts, accessories & components. We are especially excited about our digital microscopes.

laboratory microscopesWe offer microscopes capable of every known microscopy contrast technique in both Transmitted Light and Reflected Light applications. These contrast methods include bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarization, oblique illumination, epi-fluorescence and Nomarsky DIC (Differential Interference Contrast)

Our selection of microscope accessories includes high quality microscope slides (both blank and prepared microscope slides) and disposables, such as Cargile Immersion Oil, Nikon Optics maintenance & cleaning kits, and books on microscopy and microscopes.

From physicians office to clinical lab, from high school medical school, from dedicated hobbyist to university scientists, OpticsPlanet has a microscope for you and all your Life, Applied and Material Science applications. We have a serious selection of student microscopes, industrial microscopes and CSI Kits.

university microscopes We offer great microscopes for Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Life Blood Analysis, asbestos identification and many other microscope applications where unsurpassed image quality is a must.

Need a first microscope for your little scientist? We have several great toy microscopes and microscope kits for your children and grandchildren. Our Konus microscopes & Meade microscope kits are definitely at the top of most unique science toys gift lists. What child would not want a microscope for Christmas? If you need much lower magnification than a microscope, take a look at our high quality Nikon loupes and Bausch & Lomb magnifiers.

In order to help you narrow down your search, we have provided quick links microscope categories that are suited best for these specific microscopy applications.  Please keep in mind that we have exceptional microscope experts on staff!  Need help choosing the right tool for the job? Have a general question related to Microscopy? Glance over our quick "How to select a Microscope guide", look at our Microscope Best Seller Section, or click here to ask your personal in-house Microscope Expert at Optics Planet.  We also provide a microscopes discussion forum for you to learn and share information about microscopes and microscope techniques, tips, and tricks, ask microscopy questions, share microscope reviews and just talk about the microscopic world.  You can also check out our microscopes specialty site,, but we are always open here at to take care your all of your microscopy needs!

New to the Microscopy World? Take a look at our Microscopes Terms Page for definitions of all major microscope terms. Make sure to visit our "How to use your First Microscope" and "Microscope Guide for Beginners" articles to learn more about amazing world of microscopes.


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