The review article is focused on developments in optical devices, other than laryngoscopes, in airway management and tracheal intubation . It brings information on advantages and limitations in their use, compares different devices, and summarizes benefits in various clinical settings . Supraglottic airway devices may be used as a conduit for fiberscope-guided tracheal intubation mainly as a rescue plan in the scenario of difficult or failed laryngoscopy . Some of these devices offer the possibility of direct endotracheal tube placement . Hybrid devices combine the features of two different intubating tools . Rigid and semi-rigid optical stylets represent another option in airway management . They offer benefits in restricted mouth opening and may be used also for retromolar intubation . Awake flexible fiberoptic intubation has been a gold standard in predicted difficult laryngoscopy for decades . Modern flexible bronchoscopes used in anesthesia and intensive care are disposable devices and contain optical lenses instead of fibers . Endotracheal tubes with an incorporated optics are used mainly in thoracic anesthesia for lung separation . They are available in double-lumen and single-lumen versions . They offer a benefit of direct view to the carina and do not require flexible fiberscope for their correct placement.