cSLO systems have been widely adapted for various clinical applications. The earlier diagnostic applications of cSLO included detection of the imaging biomarkers of diabetic retinopathy,5 age-related macular degeneration,6 and glaucoma.7 More recent generations of cSLO have enhanced and extended application of this imaging modality. For example, ultra-wide-field scanning laser ophthalmoscopes are used to evaluate ischemia in retinal diseases such as retinal vein occlusion.8 On another front, combined imaging of cSLO and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) with separate9 or shared10 light sources has been demonstrated for enhanced image aiming, guidance, and motion tracking as well as optimal classification of disease imaging biomarkers. Finally, integration of adaptive optics with cSLO has enabled visualization of individual cone photoreceptors including those at the fovea where they are most closely packed,11–13 and more recently rod photoreceptors,14 which are smaller than foveal cone photoreceptors. Many of these exciting advances in cSLO application are achieved with relatively more expensive, complex, and larger-footprint designs (especially in the case of adaptive optics-based-systems). However, with less expensive, nonadaptive optics cSLO designs, several groups have been able to visualize cone photoreceptors, albeit with lesser resolution, in subjects with good eye optics, and sufficiently far away from the fovea.15–19 In this paper, we describe a low-cost, compact, nonadaptive optics, lens-based cSLO design that maximizes performance parameters such as field of view (FOV) and throughput while maintaining the resolution necessary to visualize cone photoreceptors as close to the fovea as possible without correcting for ocular aberrations.