Innovative microscopes and optical solutions

We've developed longstanding relationships with clients operating in the education, engineering, healthcare, pharmaceutical, veterinary and aerospace sectors, delivering pioneering optical solutions that match our clients' needs, challenges and budget.

We’ve been supplying high quality microscopes since 2002

Accurate, sturdy and ultra-dependable, we have a comprehensive collection of cutting edge models.

Proud to cover all aspects of microscope sales, servicing, repair & training.

Committed to investing in our people, technology and expertise Microscope Optical Services are here to advise you on what microscope is suited to your needs and budget.

Why Choose Us?

Microscope repairs As an independent, family-run business, we provide unbiased advice and recommendations across all leading brands.
Microscope servicing We've been offering high-quality, dependable and tailored microscope servicing, sales and repairs since 2002.
Microscope service We're able to deliver a lifetime warranty* on all Meiji Techno products.
*T&C’s apply to lifetime warranty.
Microscope sales We provide microscope parts and accessories from leading manufacturers such as Meiji, Microtec, Leica, Nikon & Olympus — from replacement bulbs to illuminators, stands and adapters. We also provide microscopes.
Microscope parts Our used microscopes are in excellent working order, fully serviced by our highly skilled engineers.
Refurb microscopes Microscope Optical Services is UKAS ISO9001 certified.
Refurbished microscopes We provide cutting-edge optical solutions for the NHS, government agencies, private research firms, universities, vets, individuals, aerospace engineers, asbestos, schools and colleges.

Microscope repairs, servicing and sales

High-tech precision, decades of experience and unrivalled expertise

Microscope Optical Services specialises in microscope sales, servicing and repairs. With a talented team of engineers across the UK, we've grown rapidly over the last two decades, expanding our products and services to deliver innovative optical solutions for diverse applications.

From stereo microscopes to asbestos, biological, materials, polarising and advanced microscopes, we can supply, service and repair all types from leading brands, including Meiji, Microtec, Leica, Nikon and Olympus. We also stock used microscopes at competitive prices, subject to available stock, whilst our one-off and long-term servicing agreements are designed to cover the optical, mechanical and electrical components.

Microscope Sales: New & Used optical equipment from the world's leading brands

A microscope can be a powerful tool for research, education and innovation — enabling us to see the tiniest parts of our world with complete clarity.

From analysing cells to determining the health of an ecosystem, studying atomic structures and examining forensic evidence, our stereo, polarising and advanced microscopes make a meaningful difference across many disciplines.

Since our journey began, we've developed long-lasting relationships with clients operating in the education, engineering, aerospace, food, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, asbestos, veterinary and materials sectors. We also supply advanced cameras, CooLed illumination systems and accessories, whilst we're the UK's largest supplier for Meiji Techno and Microtec Microscopes.

First-Class Microscope Servicing, Maintenance & Repairs

We investigate problems, improve precision and elevate performance

Whether you depend on your stereo, life science, polarising, education, or material science microscope, it's crucial to ensure your instruments remain in excellent working order, with the highest level of clarity and overall optical performance. At Microscope Optical Services, we're equipped to carry out routine maintenance and servicing, as well as complex microscope repairs, which can be carried out on or off-site.

Whether you're eager to maintain optimum performance with complete optical and framework cleaning or require a full inspection with adjustments and re-alignments, we can provide one-off maintenance and long-term servicing to ensure your instruments deliver the maximum optical performance.

What is the difference between a stereo microscope and a compound microscope?

A compound microscope has one optical path, which is split at the observation tube to provide identical left and right images. It’s often used to view something in great detail that you can't see with the naked eye, such as bacteria or cells.

A stereo microscope is like having two compound microscopes side-by-side, but with an offset from one another to imitate the natural offset of two eyes. It is the offset that provides depth perception in ordinary life and for the three-dimensional view or “erect image” in stereo microscopes. Therefore, a stereo microscope is typically used to inspect larger, opaque, and 3D objects, such as small electronic components.

How do I find out about pricing or get a quotation?

If you’d like information on our pricing, or a quote for microscope repairs or maintenance please so not hesitate to either send us a message or call us on:

+44 (0)1926 817021


We at Airtech Analysis are extremely happy with the service that MOS provide our organization.

MOS are always our first port of call for anything involved with microscopy (PCM & PLM) whether it be for supplies or servicing. The office staff are extremely helpful and very accommodating.

We usually have Ryan come to service our microscopes. He is very informative, thorough, and helpful. He also came with doughnuts which was very well received by our office staff.

Airtech Analysis Ltd

The work carried out was very professional, did not cut any corners and once finished he went over the paperwork and outlined anything that needed to be done. He would be welcome back anytime to carry out the service again.

ALS Laboratories Food UK

Good, efficient service. Very helpful, would recommend.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

I email to express my gratitude to the microscope engineers who cleaned and serviced our microscopes recently. They were very polite and tidy but most importantly, the microscopes have been cleaned beautifully. It is now a joy to look down the microscope and everything is clear.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

We have just had our annual servicing undertaken by your engineer. I would like to pass my sincere thanks to Jay and Microscope Optical Servicing for the great level of service and quality shown during our equipment servicing undertaken today. Jay’s approach to his work was very professional and he showed a great attitude to safety with the added pressure of Covid-19 control measures in place on site. We look forward to working with you again in the near future.

Element Sizewell A Site

I just wanted to thank you again for the microscopes and camera, and for transporting them to Lancaster. They are absolutely fantastic and my husband is going to be thrilled to bits. Thank you also for showing me how they fit together and for giving me a demonstration.

Christine Shirras

I was left very impressed with Microscope Optical Services. Despite my time constraints they were extremely helpful and allowed me to circumnavigate normal working practices and deliver the microscope out of hours. Professional, communicatively prompt, agreeably prices and willing to go the extra mile, I will be using them again and highly recommend others do too.

SGA Technologies

Always a fantastic service at competitive rates. The fast turnaround times on repairs and servicing ensures minimal disruption to our business.

Lucion Environmental Ltd

Excellent service with friendly staff. We use Microscope Optical Services for our microscope servicing and they’re always very helpful and accommodating. Competitively priced servicing and reliable engineers.


Just to let you know that once again this year the academic staff have commented on what nice images we have got for our petrology work. The optics on the “old” Vickers and the Leitz petrological microscopes are all great and the TLC that you have given the Vickers’ microscopes especially over the last few years have made them work really well again for students this year. With the spare parts that you’ve managed to provide, we have had the largest number of microscopes in a good state since I started at the University 5 years ago.

Lancaster University

We have used Microscope Optical Services for several years to service and repair our 4-5 microscopes. All aspects of their service is extremely professional, reliable and helpful. We receive a “service-due” reminder several months in advance of the annual service date to ensure our microscopes are serviced on time, which is useful. The technicians who attend on site are always friendly and professional. When we require parts they have always been thorough in researching the right options to meet our requirements and are price-competitive.

Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd

We use Microscope Optical Services every year to service and repair out microscopes. Excellent service, friendly and accommodating and the engineers are very professional.

Westfield Compliance Ltd

Staff were very impressed with the professionalism of the attending engineer who spent a great deal of time and attention on our microscopes. Thank you.

TSB Biosciences Ltd

An excellent and smooth service, the engineer was fantastic, talked through the issues and provided guidance for preventing problems in the future. An excellent service all round.

Eurofins Forensic Services Ltd

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the regular service of several microscopes in our laboratories. A particular aspect to be thankful for is the attitude and careful consideration of the individual circumstances of each microscope. We look forward to expanding our business with you for years to come.

Microelectronics Research Centre

We have always used MOS, or Mazurek as they once were as their service, assistance and attention to detail is second to none.

Eton Environment Group Ltd

Complete peace of mind with a limited lifetime warranty

We're able to offer a limited lifetime warranty on all brand-new Meiji Techno products, ensuring your purchase is protected against defects in material and workmanship for the instrument's life.

As one of the UK's largest suppliers for Meiji Techno Microscopes, we supply models designed for advanced applications, such as fibre identification, evaluating metallurgical specimens and thin-section analysis. Meiji Techno’s Limited Lifetime Warranty is applicable to the UK and supersedes any other warranty.

*T&C’s apply to lifetime warranty.

Meiji Techno

Used Microscopes from Reputable Brands warranty

We regularly stock used microscopes, including Meiji, Microtec, Nikon, Leica and Olympus. All of our used microscopes have been expertly serviced, whilst we are able to provide these at the most competitive rate where available.

How can we help you?

Whether you're looking to buy a new microscope, need help sourcing the right product for your requirements or wish to arrange an ongoing servicing contract to keep your microscopes, cameras and lighting equipment in excellent working order, we're here to help. We remain up to speed with emerging technologies and instruments from leading manufacturers, cutting through the complexities to help you make an informed decision — recommending the right products and services for your needs, applications and budget.

You can learn more about us, our products and how we can help you by calling us on +44 (0)1926 817021. Alternatively, please send us a message, and we'll be back in touch as soon as possible.