Carl Zeiss Partners with Lions Clubs International Foundation

Carl Zeiss, a leading provider of optical solutions, is branding a lens and screen cleaning kit for the Lions Clubs International Foundation, the official charitable foundation of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service club organization. The kits include ZEISS lens cleaning solution, ZEISS lens cleaning cloth, ZEISS pre-moistened towelettes and informational material about cleaning lens.

Starting April 2011, lens and screen cleaning kits are now available for purchase in the United States and Germany through Lions clubs. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support the foundation's vision care activities. These kits were designed and produced in conjunction with Nanofilm, an Ohio-based nanotechnology company specializing in advanced coatings and care products for optics.

Michael Kaschke, President and CEO Carl Zeiss AG stated "Carl Zeiss is pleased to join forces with the Lions Clubs International Foundation, known worldwide for its blindness prevention activities, and we are proud our company could play a role in their vision campaign."

The Lions Clubs International Foundation runs a number of sight initiatives, including its SightFirst Program, to fight blindness and vision loss. Since SightFirst began in 1990, the program has helped to save the vision of more than 30 million people across the globe. Its projects help create eye care systems that provide high-quality, sustainable services.

About Carl Zeiss
Founded as a workshop for precision mechanics and optics in the German city of Jena in 1846, the Carl Zeiss Group of today is a global leader in the optical and optoelectronic industries. There are currently more than 24,000 employees in the Group.

The Group is represented in more than 30 countries by more than 50 sales companies. The company's production centers are located in Europe, North America, Central America and Asia. Carl Zeiss is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. The company develops and distributes surgical microscopes, diagnostic systems for ophthalmology, microscopes, lithography optics, industrial measuring technology, eyeglass lenses, planetarium technology, optronic products, camera and cine lenses, as well as binoculars and spotting scopes.
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About Lions Clubs International Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest volunteer service organization. The LCIF SightFirst program builds comprehensive eye care systems to prevent the major causes of blindness and care for blind and visually impaired persons. Since 1990, the SightFirst program has helped restore sight to more than 30 million people around the world, investing US$415 million for improvement of hundreds of eye care facilities, surgeries and medication, and training of thousands of eye care professionals. For more information, visit

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