Molded plastic optics are currently utilized in a wide variety of „elds. Once relegated by both quality and perception to low-end products such as toys, their use has greatly expanded in the past few decades. The increase in the use, quality, and capability of molded plastic optics has been driven by improvements in both plastic optic materials and the equipment used to produce molded optics from them. Additionally, the growing reliance on optical technologies has provided markets and applications that did not previously exist for molded plastic optics.