The SCHWEIZER CompanyFounded in 1840, SCHWEIZER is one of the oldest owner-managed companies in the German ophthalmic optics sector. Originally set up as a glass grinding company, it has evolved through manufacturing optical products (SCHWEIZER has been producing magnifiers since 1900) to become a specialist in a variety of fields. Today, SCHWEIZER employs more than 100 people in various divisions and subsidiaries at our headquarters in Forchheim, Germany.
In the field of ophthalmic optics, SCHWEIZER has become the expert for cases where spectacles are no longer enough. SCHWEIZER’s user-friendly product innovations are at the cutting edge of the ophthalmic optics market. Thanks to our experience, competence, and not least customer satisfaction, SCHWEIZER is an expert in different niches and boasts Europe’s largest range of low vision solutions. All glass lenses, (illuminated) magnifiers and low vision lamps are manufactured in-house at our site in Forchheim in Upper Franconia. Video magnifiers, special ophthalmic lenses, telescopic systems, fitting and dispensing aids complete SCHWEIZER’s range of low vision solutions.
A comprehensive range of classroom and online training courses as well as a web-based information platform are available to benefit from SCHWEIZER’s professional expertise.
Together with our subsidiary OptAk GmbH (OPTIK-AKADEMIE), we have created another pillar for SCHWEIZER’s continuous education programme, helping opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists enhance their knowledge to best fit and dispense magnifying visual aids.
The company’s global export activities in the field of low vision are managed by our subsidiary ImproVision GmbH.
SCHWEIZER’s series of Tech-Line products offers a comprehensive range of high-quality technical magnifiers for industrial applications, workshops, testing purposes and trade.
At the end of the 1970s, industrial companies became increasingly interested in the knowledge gained in the high-precision surface finishing of glass lenses. This led to the creation of the subsidiary SCHWEIZER OFB GmbH that focuses on surface finishing and has acquired a reputation for excellence in lapping, grinding, and polishing.
The Technical Glass Division supplies a wide variety of optical, high-precision components in low and high-volume production with attractive pricing for the following industries: laser technology, image processing, test and measuring technology, lighting, photonics, and medical technology.