All company's have to start somewhere, and Perception Optics is no different, but don't be fooled by that because the optics we have are not new in concept; they have been around for a very long time. Optical lenses have existed for ages. Lenses were manufactured for spectacles back in the thirteenth century. The first recorded optical telescopes appeared in the Netherlands in 1608. The following year Galileo greatly improved this design and hence history was made.