Short description

Optiswiss has been a manufacturer of spectacle lenses since 1937 with its technology and production site in Basel/Switzerland. Due to continuous growth over the decades, Optiswiss is now an internationally active company and Switzerland’s leading ophthalmic lens manufacturer in Switzerland.


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Range of products

  • F Goggles
  • F Rimless spectacles
  • F Acetate frames
  • F 3D printed frames
  • F Cycling eyewear
  • L Bifocal/trifocal lenses
  • L Progressive lenses
  • L Contrast-enhancing lenses
  • L Photochromic lenses
  • L Sun protection lenses
  • L Handmade lens design
  • L Customized full-mold casting
  • L Reading glasses
  • B Decoration/advertising material
  • B Displays of spectacles
  • B Cleaning products
  • B Sample and collection case
  • B Cases and accessories
  • I Software for consulting
  • I E-commerce
  • I Other software
  • I Software development (iPhone, iPad, Android)
  • I Software for ophthalmic opticians
  • S Education and training
  • S Marketing/consulting
  • S Financing glasses and hearing aids
  • S Repairs
  • S custom-made products
  • B Optiswiss
  • F Vision care trends
  • F Health
  • F Myopia Management
  • F Sustainability
  • F Education & Expertise & Career
  • F Sales & POS
  • F Digitalization & Technology

About us


Independent and locally based – that’s what Optiswiss already was when J. & R. Flemming AG was founded in 1937. Two opticians from Basel wanted to guarantee the supply of lenses to Switzerland in those politically uncertain times and so started up their own production.

Switzerland down to the finest detail: this is still true today at Optiswiss. We produce exclusively at 26 Lyon Strasse in Basel. We supply our lenses to customers in more than 20 countries. Since its foundation, the company has evolved continuously. In the 1980s, Optiswiss employed around 100 people but today there are more than 250.

The company structure has also changed over the decades. From the original J. & R. Flemming AG, after many years of affiliation with the Zeiss Group, the Optiswiss AG of today finally emerged as an independent company. Continuity is reflected in our quality and innovative strength – as we strive to keep working closely with our partners and develop unique selling propositions for the traditional specialised optical trade. Today, Optiswiss is one of the few completely independent lens manufacturers

We stay true to our values. We’ve been around for over 85 years.