Dedicated to create best-in-class IOLs and solutions for cataract and refractive surgery. And support eye surgeons in every imaginable way to achieve their goal. That has been our main driver for 4 decades and will remain to be so.
What started with a revolutionary idea by Prof. Dr. Jan Worst has grown into a 40 year partnership with ophthalmologists around the globe. Together, we help people to see clearly.
4 decades of intraocular solutions. And counting...
Founding of OphtecOn October the 24th Ophtec was founded by Prof. Dr. Worst and his wife Anneke Worst-Van Dam.
Opening of the SchweitzerlaanA unique combination of a production facility as well as an operating room in the same building, resulting in faster advancements in the development of ophthalmology. Today, it is still in use.
First implantation Myopia Claw LensThe lens was fixated on the iris. This was the first implantation where the natural lens remained in the eye. (Currently called the Artisan Myopia IOL)
Development of CTRThe CTR was developed for the stabilization of the capsular bag in the presence of weakened zonules.
Start developing foldable LensesOur engineers started working on reducing the incision size by creating foldable lenses.
Rebranding of the ‘Dr. Worst Claw Lens’The last name of Dr. Worst did not work well outside of the Netherlands. The lens was renamed to Artisan.
Erik Jan Worst new CEOErik Jan Worst takes over the role of CEO from his mother Anneke Worst. Ophtec remains a family business.
Introduction Artiflex lensesBased on the proven successful design of the Artisan lenses, the Artiflex lenses are foldable.
FDA approval Artisan MyopiaThe Artisan Myopia was the first phakic intraocular lens that got approved by the FDA.
Development of the DualtecThe Dualtec is a unique IOL inserter where the surgeon can choose to push or twist the IOL in the patient’s eye.
Development of the RingjectThe CTR now has a pre-loaded inserter.
Opening Office in South-AfricaWe are always nearby with offices in South-Africa, USA, Germany, Spain, Portugal, South-Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.
Launch Precizon LensesNew line of IOL designs with patented technologies within the unique segmented optics.
Opening Innovation CenterWith the opening of the innovation center, Ophtec has a dedicated building focusing on developing new products.
New Semi-Preloaded IOL Delivery SystemFor Precizon IOLs including new CE approved packaging by the European MDR.
Start clinical trials of the ArtiPlusA new Phakic IOL with CTF technology for the treatment of Presbyopia.
Rebranding of OphtecNew look, same focus. This year we celebrate our 40th anniversary with a new brand identity.
What we doA full range of standout intraocular products and services to tackle a wide variety of vision impairments.
The majority of the products made by Ophtec are state-of-the-art implantable intraocular lenses (IOLs) for cataract surgery. These IOLs replace the natural lens when it has become opaque due to cataract. Ophtec offers a broad range of these lenses, monofocal as well as premium toric and presbyopia-correcting models.
The unique ArtiLens phakic intraocular lenses (PIOLs) are used for refractive surgery to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. They are patented products made by Ophtec only. Ophtec was the first company worldwide to offer intraocular lenses for refractive surgery. In 2004 model Artisan Myopia was the first phakic IOL to obtain FDA approval in the US.
Ophtec in numbers
Years of credible heritage
We work closely with ophthalmologists and eye care professionals. Contact one of our experts for tailored advice in your area.