Varioptic was founded in 2002 to realise a simple idea: make optical lenses based on liquids which can change their shape with voltage. Electrowetting-based liquid lenses were born.

With this new technology, Varioptic addresses demanding markets like medical imaging, barcode reading, machine vision, biometrics, and lasers.

Varioptic is now part of the Parrot group, an innovative public company involved in automotive and consumer electronics, as well as civil and consumer drones.