166 years of company history...
shaped by groundbreaking innovations

The innovative strength of Carl Zeiss Vision remains unparalleled to this very day.

On April 1, 1912 Carl Zeiss founded the Eyeglass Department and launched the first precision lens on the market. Since then, the name ZEISS has stood for numerous innovations and milestones in the field of eyeglass lenses.




More than 20 Nobel laureates have made groundbreaking achievements with ZEISS microscopes.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

Smartphones, game consoles, laptops, height capacity servers for the internet: microchips are the heart of these electronic devices.

Industrial Metrology

Whenever technically perfected products are manufactures, the engineers from development rely on measuring solutions from ZEISS.

Medical Technology

Medical systems allow doctors to further improve diagnosis and treatment: solutions for opthalmology, opthalmic surgery and visualization systems.

Camera and Cine Lenses

ZEISS camera and cine lenses stand for the highest image quality: used for successful movie production such as "The Lord of the Rings".


Every year, around 80 million visitors to ZEISS planetariums around the world experience the fascination of the universe.

Multimedia video glasses-cinemizer

Multimedia video glasses combines 3D movie enjoyment with brilliant image quality and outstanding stereo sound.

Binoculars, Riflescopes and Spotting Scopes

In nature, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics deliver amazing visual experiences.

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