Nikon is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in optics and imaging products. Nikon Corporation was established on 25 July 1917 when three leading optical manufacturers merged to form a comprehensive, fully integrated optical company known as Nippon Kōgaku Tōkyō K.K. Over the next sixty years, this growing company became a manufacturer of optical lenses (including those for the first Canon cameras) and equipment used in cameras, binoculars, microscopes and inspection equipment. During World War II the company operated thirty factories with 2,000 employees, manufacturing binoculars, lenses, bomb sights, and periscopes for the Japanese military.
Nikon offers extensive expertise in these three areas, providing lenses that offer superior visual performance and unsurpassed protection.
High-index materials offer the highest quality technology available in eyeglass lenses. Nikon pioneered this technology by introducing its highest index material available, 1.74.
Advanced key technologies and research are handled at Nikon's Core Technology Center. Each of Nikon’s individual companies conducts their own Research and Development based on a specific vision and aimed at developing products for the future. Expertise ranges from optics and materials to image-processing and simulations such as highly innovative digital cameras, ultra-thin ophthalmic lenses and much more. Nikon continues to make major strides in the ophthalmic lens industry, forging a leadership position in the development of the most advanced lens materials and coatings on the market today. In fact, the quality of its products has earned praise amongst consumers while setting the very standards recognized and adopted by industry specialists themselves. All Nikon single vision lenses feature Nikon’s Advanced Aspheric Design for sharp clear vision with limited peripheral distortion and superb aesthetics.
Over the years, Nikon has proved that it can deliver outstanding performance in the most extreme conditions. From missions in the blistering cold weather to the unpredictable environment in space, Nikon has earned the status of a legendary brand. Regardless of your wearing environment, you can expect your Nikon lenses to deliver:
- Superior optics, and reliability
- The latest in optical innovation
- Unparalleled quality and durability