About Appasamy Associates

About Us

Since 1978, Appasamy Associates and Group of companies have been leading manufacturers and distributors of ophthalmic equipment, microscopes, lasers, IOLs, microsurgical instruments and pharmaceuticals. Our three decades of work have been widely appreciated throughout the world. Our dedication to support our products had become a bench mark among the community. We have dedicated R & D team to fulfill state of the art requirements of the ophthalmic community. More than 15% expenses are spend on development of new products. We strive hard to make each and every modern technology and equipment within the easy reach of ophthalmic surgeons and visions care professionals in India.

Our various manufacturing facilities at Chennai and Pondicherry have got quality systems certifications, audited by DNV and ITC for ISO 9001 and EN ISO 13485 requirements. The certifications bodies also provided CE marking for various products and CE compliance certifications for Class I products. Our Slit Lamps and Keratometer had been awarded UL mark.

We dedicate and resolve ourselves to continue our work, which will engulf the common man with easier and affordable access to the best possible vision care services

Alliance Partners

Exclusive Distributor in India for

Authorised Distributor in India for

Canon Inc, Medical Equipment Division, Japan

Auto Refractometer, Autoref Keratometer, Fundus Camera, and Automated Non-Contact Tonometer

DGH Technology Inc., USA

Ultra Sound Scanning Equipment - A Scan and Pachymeter Ultrasound and Diamond Knife Specialists
40-4, Techno 2-ro, Yuseong-gu, Dajeon, 305-509. Korea.
PRK 7000, PRK 8000, Digital Refractor, LightSpeed Auto Lensmeter.

Inami & CO., Ltd., Japan

The international goal of Inami is for the complete harmonization of nature and human society contributing to total happiness for all mankind.

ELLIS Ophthalmic Technologies Inc., USA

Rigid Lenses, Foldable Hydrophilic Monofocal Lenses, Foldable Hydrophilic Multifocal Lenses, Foldable Hydrophobic Lenses


The international goal of Inami is for the complete harmonization of nature and human society contributing to total happiness for all mankind.
Auto Refractometer, Autoref Keratometer, AutoPhoropter (Sight Tester), Accommodation Autorefractometer, Automatic Lensmeter and Trial Lens Frames.Accommodation Autorefractometer helps to determine the effectiveness of multi-focal IOLs.
5378 Minoshima-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, 721-8575 Japan (Phone) +81-84-953-6631 (Fax) +81-84-954-2574

Reichert Inc., USA

Reichert Technologies World Headquarters & North American Service Center, Reichert, Inc. 3362 Walden Avenue Depew, NY 14043 USA Tel: +1-716-686-4500 Fax: +1-716-686-4545




Best Woman Entrepreneur of the year award, instituted by Government of Tamilnadu for the year 1993. (First awardee in this category since its inception)

1993 - 1994

Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India award for the best performance under the category Small Scale Industries - Certificate of merit for 1993-1994 among Southern Region of EEPC of India.


One of the Best 5 Women Entrepreneurs of the year 1994, instituted by National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs.

2008 - 2009

Star Performer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Exports in the Product Group. EEPC India National Awards for Export Excellence 2008-2009.

2009 - 2010

Award for Star Performer in 2009 - 2010 - 42nd EEPC India National Awards for Export Excellence

2010 - 2011

Award for Star Performer in 2010 - 2011 - 43rd EEPC India National Awards for Export Excellence

2011 - 2012

Award for Star Performer in 2011 - 2012 - 44th EEPC India National Awards for Export Excellence


Frost & Sullivan Award Ophthalmic Implant Company of The Year 21st Sep 2012

2012 - 2013

Award for Star Performer in 2012 - 2013 - EEPC India National Awards for Export Excellence


NSIC - CRISIL Performance and Credit Rating for Small Scale Industries. This rating Indicates 'Highest Performance Capability and High Financial Strength' this rating is valid till May 29, 2014.

Our Strength

Our Strength

We offer the best after sales service

We are committed to our customers and we draw strength from their faith on our ability to help them better than others. We train our sales and service persons to help our customers in best possible ways and means and methods.

We regularly reinvest our profits to upgrade our manufacturing facilities. We regularly upgrade our products and the benefits are always passed to the old customers with nominal cost.

We regularly introduce new products and always in search of people who can develop new products. If you have a new product to offer, you are welcome to contact us.

We offer products at a reasonable price, at best quality, always reliable performance and with effective after sales service support. Our employees are given opportunity to prove themselves. Selected persons are sent abroad for sales, service and training. We trust them and rely on their abilities to serve our customers to the best possible extent.

We are proud of our products, our employees and our customer's faith on us and support given by them.




Introduced India's first low cost cryo surgical equipment for ophthalmology. Indian prices Rs.1800, whereas an equivalent imported unit costs Rs.20,000. Import of cryo surgical equipment in ophthalmology virtually had stopped fifteen years ago.


Introduced world's first non-electric Vitrectomy unit in ophthalmology (another import substitute).This product is one of the most reliable one and virtually trouble free unit. We know many eminent surgeons use this Rs.18,000 unit instead of their imported unit.


Started manufacturing and selling Keratometer. Our Keratometer AAK6 is an OEM supply, Market share in India is more than 95%.


Priced imported units (as high as Rs.500,000). Import of Vitrectomy units has been reduced to minimum and virtually no one imports vitrectomy units since 1985. We also manufacture and sell electrical vitrectomy units with peristaltic pump for aspiration with linear suction.


Started manufacturing Surgical Operating Microscopes. Since then, AAOM 10 is the largest selling Operating Microscope in India. We introduced our own optical head with five-step magnification, with facility for videography and photography in 1998. We also manufacture and sell microscopes for ENT, O&G and Plastic Surgery.


1989 Started manufacturing and selling Slit Lamps. Photography and Videography models are also made available.


1989 Started manufacturing multi piece Intra Ocular Lenses. The entire plant and machinery designed, fabricated and manufactured in India with our own know-how technology.


1990 Started manufacturing and selling Indirect Ophthalmoscope.


Started selling IOLs in 1992.


1994 Introduced India's first Ophthalmic Nd. YAG Laser equipment. It is only one of its kind manufactured in India till today. Also started manufacturing and selling Streak Retinoscope.


Started manufacturing and selling single piece IOLs in 1995.


1995 Introduced India's first Phaco Emulsification Equipment for small incision sutureless surgery.


On December 31, 1997 we completed ISO 9002 audit for Intra Ocular Lenses. AI Optics Limited, our INTRA OCULAR LENS manufacturing unit becomes an ISO 9002(Quality Systems and Requirements fulfilled) facility and certified by TUV, Germany on 17.03.1998.