For 100 years, the ZEISS name has been synonymous with better vision, with a heritage that dates back even longer, to 1846. Building on the company’s earlier optical expertise, ZEISS turned its sights to vision care and, by 1912, produced its first precision eyeglass lenses — Punktal®.
At the turn of the century, people wearing glasses had to turn their heads to compensate for the blurry vision they received from their eyeglasses, since they only had clarity through the very center of the lens. For the first time, Punktal® from ZEISS made it possible to see clearly even when the person was not looking straight ahead. Punktal® offered a solution to a significant problem and resulted in a major advance in vision correction.