We are Germany’s leading manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and frames. Our company was founded in 1877 by Josef Rodenstock. We have a worldwide workforce of approximately 4,500 and are represented in more than 85 countries with sales subsidiaries and distribution partners. Our head office is in Munich, and we have production sites for lenses at a total of 15 other locations in 13 countries.


Our lenses

Anyone who guarantees the best vision for any requirement has to offer more than just high-quality lenses. Therefore, our lenses are based on no less than three core competences:

  • Optics: Lenses that let our customers exploit 100% of their vision potential.
  • Photochromism: 40 years of experience in the development of phototropic lenses and a unique portfolio of self-tinting lenses.
  • Finishes: High-end finishes for perfectly protected lenses.

Our frames

To us, the best looks are just as important as the best vision. Therefore, the design fulfils more than just aesthetic requirements. It also makes the glasses functionally perfect. Our high standards for every frame are therefore derived not only from one, but from three core competences:

  • Design: Our correction and sunglasses provide classical and timeless shapes that support the personality of the wearer and let him look perfect in each life situation.
  • Material: We use premium materials that promise durability, adaptability and timeless elegance. The highest standards and numerous tests guarantee the unique Rodenstock brand quality.
  • Comfort: Our long experience as a glasses manufacturer coupled with the numerous adaptation possibilities of our frames guarantee glasses that fit perfectly for each individual need.

Our instruments

The future of individual glasses consulting has begun with Rodenstock. Both opticians as well as end consumers profit from our ultramodern measurement technologies.

  • DNEye® Scanner: The optimum tool for high-precision eye measurement and 100% exploitation of personal vision potential.
  • ImpressionIST®: With the innovative measurement terminal, we guarantee a frame design that matches your type and lenses that are perfectly matched to your eyes and frame.

Our services

Specific services for opticians and end consumers have arisen from the holistic claim of offering the System of Better Vision, which make Rodenstock unique:

  • Rodenstock Manufaktur: It has stood for expertise in manufacturing special lenses since 1877, whether for specific professional purposes or for recreation.
  • Edging and glazing service: Complete glasses directly from manufacturing. Even special glazing can be ground easily thanks to innovative milling technology.
  • Guarantees and services: Comprehensive quality and satisfaction guarantees as well as optional insurance give the customer an all-round, carefree package.
  • Rodenstock Academy: The top address for high-quality training and consulting products. Rodenstock is the market leader for training courses for opticians.