Foundation of Wöhlk-Contact-Linsen-Vertriebs GmbH in Irdning, Austria
Opening of the Wöhlk Academy in Schönkirchen
Wöhlk leaves the company Bausch & Lomb and is now again an independent, North German company under the leadership of Managing Director Lothar Haase.
Expansion of the mould production plant and start of production of spherical lenses at the Schönkirchen site.
Start of production of the toric monthly replacement lenses in Schönkirchen at one of the most modern production facilities for planned replacement lenses in Europe (and the only one in Germany). Integration of the company Wöhlk-Contact-Linsen into the American optics company Bausch & Lomb
Heinrich Wöhlk dies at the age of 78
Wöhlk-Contact-Linsen becomes a 100% ZEISS subsidiary
Development of the entire conventional contact lens range
Signing of the first cooperation agreement with Carl Zeiss
Heinrich Wöhlk receives the Federal Cross of Merit
Introduction of the first hard-flexible Wöhlk contact lens "Hartflex" and the silicone lens "Silflex"
Development and introduction of the first soft Wöhlk contact lenses
The company moves to Schönkirchen
Production is increased significantly
The development of today's "Parabolar" is finished
Wöhlk begins to supply opticians in major German cities
Opening of a store in the centre of Kiel
Wöhlk founds the company "Heinrich Wöhlk, Gewerbe zur Herstellung unsichtbarer Haftgläser" (industry for producing invisible adhesive glasses)
Wöhlk tests the edge-treated corneal lens separated from the scleral lens directly on his own eye. It works!
Shortly after the end of World War II, Heinrich Wöhlk develops scleral lenses with an interchangeable lens
The inventor Heinrich Wöhlk wears the first self-manufactured scleral lens. The wearing comfort is significantly higher compared to silicate glass
Heinrich Wöhlk, himself +8,0 dpt. long-sighted, is tired of having to wear heavy eyeglass lenses. Professor Heine from Kiel Eye Clinic gives him scleral lenses made of silicate glass from Carl Zeiss. However, the wearing comfort left much to be desired...