Pioneering innovation through rigorous focus

SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions is one of the technology leaders for eye lasers for refractive and therapeutic corneal surgery. We develop, produce and market a comprehensive product portfolio for the treatment of vision defects and corneal diseases. This includes the sophisticated  SCHWIND AMARIS excimer laser product family, SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser,  diagnostic systems, and treatment planning tools for a uniquely wide scope of applications.


Clear focus

SCHWIND is not a jack of all trades. Nor do we want to be. After all, real performance only comes when you focus on one goal. Our goal is to give the eye surgeon the best possible tools to work with, so that patients can enjoy better vision and quality of life. A long list of benefits in the precision, safety, speed, and ease of use of our solutions proves the viability of this approach.

We cultivate a culture of innovation. In research and development, our highly motivated, experienced team of software and hardware developers and biomedical engineers ensures the future success of SCHWIND technologies. We work closely with our users to ensure the practicality of our developments. This has enabled to us to repeatedly redefine the state of the art with completely new solutions.

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Pioneering developments

Founded in 1958, SCHWIND advanced from a diagnostics supplier to an eye laser specialist, and in 1992 the first vision correction operation with a SCHWIND laser took place. Since that time, the company has launched many pioneering developments. Among the first were the passive eye tracker, online pachymetry as a safety factor, and the corneal wavefront technique for custom treatment.

The pacesetter

At its introduction in 2007, the SCHWIND AMARIS excimer laser quickly established itself as the market pacesetter, and it has been continuously refined since then. With pulse rates up to 1050 hertz and eyetracking that actively compensates for eye movement in up to seven dimensions of space and time, it ranks among the leading technologies. SCHWIND is also a pioneer in treatment methods with its touch-free SmartSurfACE technology, PresbyMAX planning tool for presbyopia treatment, and KPL function for planning and performing corneal transplants.

Innovative strength

“Technological innovation at a high level, German engineering and build quality, intensive application and technical after-sales support, flexible response to individual customer needs, and being part of the ‘SCHWIND Family’ are benefits the users appreciate. "Together with the SCHWIND user family, we want to make a major contribution to laser treatment becoming the first choice for correcting refractive errors", says CEO Domenic von Planta.

As a company headquartered in Kleinostheim, Germany, SCHWIND employs more than 200 people. Highly regarded eye surgeons in ophthalmology clinics and hospitals, laser centres, and university hospitals in over 100 countries work with SCHWIND products.

SCHWIND Executive Committee

SCHWIND stands for fast decision-making processes, flexible solutions and  personal customer relationships.

SCHWIND COO Domenic von Planta

Domenic von Planta

Chief Executive Officer

SCHWIND CFO Dirk Rosenlöcher

Dirk Rosenlöcher

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Wendler

Chief Technology Officer

Lars Ederleh

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

SCHWIND COO Jean-Felix Zoleko

Jean-Felix Zoleko

Chief Operating Officer

Andreas Rödel

Chief Customer Officer

Climate protection report: Our greenhouse gas balance 2023

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We are committed to continuously improving the quality of our products, our environmental performance and the health and safety of our employees. These goals are achieved using specific HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) indicators, which we identify, record and evaluate.  

Due to their characteristics as capital goods, our products stand for longevity and durability. We are working to reduce the consumption of resources for the manufacture of our products during production. The careful use of raw, auxiliary and operating materials is a high priority and is evaluated as part of an annual sustainability report, among other things.

OFFSPEND SA, Paris, France with its greenly platform has been commissioned to determine and prepare the continuous GHG reporting for SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2023

As an international technology company, we promote diversity in our workforce, also by recruiting employees from all over the world. With 36% of the 160 FTEs in 2023 being women, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions is also sending a clear signal for equal opportunities and a broad range of skills. With a current share of 15% female managers in the company as a whole, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions is underlining its commitment to  further diverse and create an appreciative working environment in which all talented individuals have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

The proportion of female members on the long-standing Executive Committee of Schwind eye-tech-solutions GmbH was 0% in 2023. 

SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions actively supports the inclusion of people with disabilities. With a current proportion of 3.8% severely disabled employees and, in 2023, a proportion of severely disabled employees of 5.1%, which exceeds the statutory obligation, the company underlines its willingness to support and include severely disabled people within the company.

SCHWIND works with selected distribution partners in over 100 countries. You can find your distributor here.

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