ZEISS Group Test Center

Setting the standard for quality

The ZEISS Vision Care Group Test Center offers an extensive range of performance tests for lenses and other products. Lab testing of spectacle frames according to DIN EN ISO 17025.

The ZEISS Group Test Center ensures optimum lens performance.

As one of the world’s leading providers of products and services in the optical industry, the ZEISS Vision Care strategic business unit combines ophthalmic expertise and solutions with a worldclass, international and well-established brand.

Driven by customers’ needs and expectations

Quality tests are essential tools in the ZEISS Organisation not only for manufacturing but also for research and development, benchmarking and troubleshooting processes. The laboratory in Aalen, Germany is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 standards. The following tests are within the scope of the accreditation and therefore promote a well structured, standardised internal process landscape and more importantly, reliable test results. More tests can be done on request.

The ZEISS quality promise

Ophthalmic lens testing

  • Product Performance
    • Regulatory testing according to various international standards
    • Material and coating durability
    • Mechanical stress imitation
    • Life cycle simulation
    • Chemical durability
  • Surface properties
  • Spectral properties
  • Design & power values
  • Solutions adapted to environmental conditions
  • Individualised solutions


Lab testing of spectacle frames according to DIN EN ISO 12870

  • Dimensional stability
  • Resistance to perspiration
  • Resistance to ignition (fl ammability)
  • Bridge deformation
  • Endurance
  • Resistance to optical radiation

Training for ophthalmic testing

  • Laboratory management training in preparation for DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
  • Training for ophthalmic lens testing

Specialised additional services

  • Participation in round robin tests
  • Ballistics test as part of eye and face protection standards
  • Various optical product tests, e.g. lens wipes
  • Benchmarking in all categories
  • Internal audit according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025


ZEISS Vision Care
Group Test Center
Turnstrasse 27
73430 Aalen, Germany
Phone: +49 7361 591-0
E-mail: gtc .vision @zeiss .com

Monika Meyer
GTC Support & Service


Julia König
GTC Support & Service

ZEISS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses, and is committed to delivering maximum precision and comfort. ZEISS designs and produces lenses, instruments and measurement systems, as well as retail concepts and technology services that continue to raise the bar in vision care.

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