OPHTEC was founded in 1983 by ophthalmologist prof. Jan Worst, a real pioneer, always looking forward. He was unhappy with the ophthalmic surgical products available in those days. Change was needed. Prof. Worst did so by developing his own instruments and IOLs (intraocular lenses). Always by his side, and helping him with his mission, was his wife: Mrs Anneke Worst-van Dam. She started OPHTEC, because she believed more people should benefit from her husband’s revolutionary inventions.
We are the eye-experts. With all our knowledge, we support, advise and sell our products and services to ophthalmologists at the highest possible level. We want to continue our founder’s spirit, keep innovating and remain a forerunner in our field. Every day 120 employees at location Groningen and 50 employees with subsidiaries in Asia Pacific, Germany, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea and the USA continue their legacy.