Germany in the middle of the 19th century: after completing his training to become a mechanic, the 30 year-old Carl Zeiss (1816-1888) started his own business in Jena. With a starting capital of 100 thalers – a loan from his brother Eduard, who lived in the area – Carl began the official operation of his "Werkstätte für Feinmechanik und Optik" on 17 November 1846. An historic date. Zeiss first worked without any employees, constructing, repairing and optimising different instruments by himself. His magnifiers, made from mirror glass, sold particularly well, but even those products from other manufacturers, such as thermometers, telescopes and spectacles, turned out to be extremely popular with his customers.
The ZEISS Vision Science Lab at the University of Tübingen in Germany carries out fundamental research into vision
ZEISS cleaning wipes for prescription spectacle lenses and other optical surfaces
ZEISS prescription spectacle lenses with brand quality
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