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ABOUT ZEISS VISION CARE

Your eye health care partner – for life.

From prevention to detection, from corrective lenses to refractive surgery: We’ve got your eyes covered for the long run.

Nobody sees like you.

Vision care for individuals.

Seeing is more than just a physical act: When visual information moves past our eyes, each of us has a unique experience. We need our eyes to see clearly and receive the best visual information to inspire and feed our imaginations.

Your vision deserves the best care. Because nobody sees like you.

We offer tailored vision solutions. Because one size fits all simply won’t do.

Nobody sees you like we do.

Your vision through the eyes of an optical giant.

ZEISS Vision Care is part of the larger ZEISS Group. With ZEISS Medical Technology, we cover the entire spectrum of eye health care needs during a person’s lifetime.

In addition to corrective lenses, we produce the technology used by eye doctors to test, diagnose and treat eye conditions. ZEISS’s extensive expertise across various fields of optics informs the design and science behind our vision care products – including your ZEISS eyeglasses.

Unlock YOUR visual world.

We’re committed to helping you:
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UNDERSTAND your eyes.
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SEE exceptionally.
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FIND trusted eye doctors.
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EXPLORE inspiring perspectives.
  • Seeing beyond since 1846.

    We’ve been around for a while. But we’re just getting started.

    Let’s look at a few milestones that have shaped the ZEISS we love today.

  • A black and white image of the first ZEISS workshop in Jena.
    1846:
    1846:
    Humble beginnings

    Carl Zeiss opened his first workshop for precision mechanics and optical instruments in Jena, Germany, in 1846. He focused on microscope production. Soon, he was supplying the regional market and also shipping his wares around the world.

  • An image of a modern glass building with a big ZEISS logo on it.
    Today:
    Today:
    An optical powerhouse

    ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in various fields of optics and optoelectronics with annual revenue totaling over 8.8 billion euros.

  • An image of the Carl Zeiss Foundation statute.
    1889:
    1889:
    A solid foundation

    After the passing of Carl Zeiss, his business partner Ernst Abbe created the Carl Zeiss Foundation. It would become the company’s sole owner. Its profits benefited science, social and cultural projects, and the workforce, too.

  • Hands in sterile gloves holding a lens to do quality control.
    Today:
    Today:
    Still all about innovation

    ZEISS is still a 100% foundation-owned company. We still reinvest a large proportion of our profits into research, science, education and social responsibility programs.

  • An image of an old advertisement for ZEISS Punktal lenses showing clear vision through the entire lens. This was revolutionary in 1912.
    1912:
    1912:
    Pioneering vision care

    The launch of ZEISS Punktal eyeglass lenses in 1912 marked the birth of the eyeglass lens industry. These lenses revolutionized the calculation and manufacture of corrective lenses for glasses.

  • A close-up image of an eyeglass lens in a black frame with the ZEISS engraving visible.
    Today:
    Today:
    Your holistic eye health care partner

    We’re still setting industry standards to advance the quality of eye care. Beyond tailormade vision correction, protecting your eye health over the long term is our priority.

  • Image of the first surgical microscope by ZEISS.
    1950s:
    1950s:
    The first surgical microscopes

    The adaptation of ZEISS microscopes for use in surgeries opened up new possibilities for medical professionals and their patients.

  • An image of four screens showing images taken with the ZEISS MultiSEM microscope.
    Today:
    Today:
    Hope when times are tough

    ZEISS MultiSEM is the world‘s fastest electron microscope. It helps doctors better understand the human brain – and develop effective treatments. ZEISS is the go-to tech in many surgeries around the globe.

  • The iconic earth rise image, taken with a ZEISS 250-mm Sonnar telephoto lens during the Apollo 8 mission.
    1969:
    1969:
    To the moon

    ZEISS camera lenses documented the first moon landing in 1969.

  • An image of a satellite in space, flying over the earth.
    Today:
    Today:
    Still in space – and in your pocket

    Google Earth satellites use our telescopes to capture our planet from space. Your smartphone camera might also feature ZEISS lenses.

  • An image of a ZEISS S-Planar lens on top of microstructures.
    1977:
    1977:
    Making microstructures

    In 1977 ZEISS unveiled S-Planar 10/0.28 – the first lens to enable the opto-lithographic production of 1-µm structures. This laid the foundation for the first wafer stepper – a crucial component for microchip production.

  • An image of a microchip held by a person with laboratory gloves.
    Today:
    Today:
    Shaping modern life

    Even smaller, more powerful and more efficient. ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology enables chip manufacturers around the world to produce structures up to 5,000x thinner than a human hair.

We’ve been part of amazing adventures.

We’re investing in a bright future.

  • 38,000+

    ZEISS employees worldwide.1

  • €1.151 bn

    ZEISS spending on research and development.1

  • > 100

    ZEISS sites around the world.1

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Caring for our planet and its people is not an agenda point. It’s a responsibility for a company like ZEISS.

Sven Hermann,

CEO, ZEISS Consumer Markets

Sustainable steps by ZEISS Vision Care.

Italy
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100% renewable energy in Varese5

The site has been using a mixture of hydro- and biomass power to meet its energy needs with only renewable sources. The amount of renewable electricity booked would satisfy the electricity needs of about 1,500 Italian families, helping to cut over 1,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

Mexico
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Reusing wastewater in Tijuana2

To counteract water scarcity in specific production regions, the eyeglass lens plant reuses wastewater from operations processes for uses with lower water quality requirements. This reduces annual water consumption by approximately 100 m3 each year, enough to provide 100 people with drinking water for an entire year.

Australia
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Saving water with new manufacturing process in Tonsley9

An investment of over $1 million is converting production in Tonsley from wet-edging to dry-edging lenses using CNC-controlled machines. In this way, no wastewater is produced during the production process.

USA
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Turning waste into raw material in Hebron3

The plant in Hebron has teamed up with a local business in the automotive industry. This partnership makes it possible to reuse the spent alcohol from the lens production process as a raw material for the manufacturing of new alcohol-based products. This approach recycles around 150 kg of potentially harmful volatile organic compounds each year.

Brazil
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Renewable energy procurement in Petrópolis4

The plant at the Petrópolis site uses renewable hydropower electricity to cut about 550 t of CO2 per year, an amount similar to the CO2 absorbed by 400 trees.

China
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Recycling heat in production processes in Guangzhou8

  

Upgrading a compressed air system always leads to higher energy efficiencies, but in this case it also inspired our engineers in Guangzhou to recover generated exhaust air by reusing it to warm our tinting baths: The result is a reduction of approximately 90 MWh, equivalent to the domestic energy consumption of 30 Chinese families.

China
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Lens production with solar energy in Guangzhou7

The production site in Guangzhou uses almost 100 percent solar energy to produce ophthalmic lenses instead of fossil fuels.

India
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Rainwater recycling in Bangalore6

  

The Bangalore factory collects rainwater on a surface of 1,200 m2 on the factory roof and uses it for lens production. This makes the reduced municipal drinking water consumption – about 690,000 liters a year – available to citizens in an area facing water shortages during the drought season.

Ready to unlock your full visual potential?

Let’s start our journey together.

  • 1

    Status: 30 September 2022, ZEISS at a Glancehttps://www.zeiss.com/corporate/int/about-zeiss.html#segments?

  • 2

    For consumption, internal data monitoring for the FY2021; *2011, WHO.

  • 3

    Internal data monitoring for the FY2021.

  • 4

    For consumption, internal data monitoring for the FY2021; *Adapted from EC, 2010, Guidelines for implementation, land carbon stock.

  • 5

    For consumption, internal data monitoring for the FY2021; *2021, ISTAT, referred to 2018–2019, Italy.

  • 6

    For consumption, internal data monitoring for the FY2019; *2011, WHO.

  • 7

    https://www.zeiss.com/vision-care/int/about-us/newsroom/topic-hub/sustainability/sustainability-and-economic-success-in-harmony.html.

  • 8

    For energy recovery, internal data assessment for the FY2021; *2021, IEA.

  • 9

    Going green: Sustainability in the optical sector: https://www.insightnews.com.au/going-green-sustainability-in-the-optical-sector/.