Our History

When it comes to the best camera lenses, everyone knows the Nikon name. The same technology, highest-quality materials and years of proven optical design experience have also produced Nikon’s premium, high-performance eyeglass lenses.

Nikon, whose name is synonymous with “the world’s finest lenses”, has been providing millions of people with a sharper point of view through the most trusted and sought-after optical products since 1917. While most people link Nikon with superior camera lenses, many do not know that we began manufacturing quality eyeglass lenses in 1946.