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About Zeiss


Carl Zeiss India Pvt Ltd

ESTD. 1993

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology company operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group emerged from a workshop for precision mechanics and optics which was established by company founder Carl Zeiss in the east German city of Jena in 1846. Twenty years later, he was joined by Ernst Abbe and together with Otto Schott, ZEISS developed into a lead​​​​​ing company in optics. Today, the Group’s headquarters are located in Oberkochen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world’s leading lithography optics which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

In 175+ years of existence, ZEISS has developed into a global player and one of Germany’s most iconic brands that is shaping technological progress and through its solutions is extending the horizon of the world of optics and associated areas. 

People around the world value ZEISS as a pioneer in the science of optics and a trustful partner to deliver market-shaping solutions with uncompromising quality. ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, as well as medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. 

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Industry 4.0 as well as a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping technological progress and, through its solutions, is extending the horizon of the world of optics and associated areas. The company’s significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS’ technology and market leadership.

In India, the company is headquartered in Bangalore and has 5 strategic business units namely Medical Technology (MED), Industrial Quality Solutions (IQS), Research Microscopy Solution (RMS), Consumer Optics (COP), Vision Care (VIS). 

Timeline Of Achievements


The introduction of Punktal ® marks the start of the high volume production of ZEISS eyeglass lenses in the OPTO department (now ZEISS Vision). The first axially-symmetric eyeglass lenses.


First state school for ophthalmic opticians in Jena, sponsored by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. 1935 ZEISS patent for the world’s first technique for the durable coating of antireflective glass surfaces.


ZEISS patent for the world’s first technique for the durable coating of antireflective glass surfaces.


Introduction of the antireflective coating for glass lenses in the form of theET ® coating.


Super ET ® Introduction of the multilayer coating SUPER ET ®, today an almost indispensable product standard.


Gradal ® HS The world’s first progressive lens with clear reduction of the typical aberrations in the peripheral zones.


Video Infral ® World’s first computer-aided centering system.


Gradal Individual ® Individualized progressive lenses on the basis of freeform technology.


i.Scription ® The first combination of subjective refraction and wavefront measurement on the market.


Experience ZEISS is a consultation and marketing concept for a perfect vision experience.


Myovision TM The first single vision lens to slow the progression of myopia in children in Southeast and East Asia.


PhotoFusion ® The self-tinting high and mid index self-tinting PhotoFusion ® lenses transition from dark to clear up to twice as fast* than existing self-tinting lenses from ZEISS.


DuraVision™ Platinum The hardest antireflective coating of all times.


ZEISS Digital Lenses A new eyeglass lens category forthe digital generation (30-45 yrs).