Our history

1.2.1919

Foundation by qualified opticians Albert Braun and Carl Heerdegen in Augsburg

1920

Qualified optician Albert Braun became the sole proprietor of the company

1924

Relocation of the company into the house no. 12, Bahnhofstraße, in Augsburg

1930

Foundation of the company ALBA A. Braun (manufacture and consignment of eyeglass lenses for the distance of top quality)

1935

Expansion of optician Braun to 14 Bahnhofstraße

1948

Launch of the Contact Lens Institute and manufacture of contact lenses in in-house production

1958

Launch of the special department hearing acoustics

1962

Heinrich Braun, the son of the company’s founder (certified optician – Technical College Berlin), took over the company Braun Opticians Ltd.

1955 – 1964

Heinrich Braun supervisor of the Opticians’ Guild

1963 – 1969

Heinrich Braun Chairman of the Opticians’ Central Association
(deceased 1982)

1982

Management buy-out by the wife and optician Anneliese Braun, Member of the Association of German Businesswomen (VDU)

1987

Successful master craftsman training of the daughter Barbara Braun at the Technical College of Optometry in Munich

1994

Member of the Registered Association of German Specialists for Contact Lenses (VDC; since 2009 VDCO, Registered Association of German Specialists for Contact Lenses and Optometrists)

1997

Award and honour as training company by the City of Munich

2001

Master opticians Barbara and Roland Braun in the third generation, managing directors and shareholders of the Braun Opticians Ltd.

2004

  • Hecht-certification “Orthokeratological contact lenses” (also referred to as Overnight Vision Correction)
  • Specialisation in overnight contact lenses

2006

  • Enlargement and expansion of the department of hearing acoustics with state-of-the-art measuring instruments
  • Specialisation in children’s hearing acoustics with a special master acoustician for paediatric acoustics

2007 – 2018

Online: contact lens shop Augsburg.

2008

  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 MOT South Quality Management Service in the optometry and hearing acoustics

  • 50 years department of hearing acoustics
  • Robert Braun successfully completes his optometry training in Munich

2009

90 years Braun Opticians in Augsburg – honours from handicraft and industry

AZ-report innovative optometry

2010

Certification Easy Low Vision:
Magnifying visual aids in macular degeneration

2011

  • Successful re-certification according to DIN ISO 9001:2008 MOT South Quality management Service for optometry and hearing acoustics
  • Launch of the latest Rodenstock eyeglass lens innovation, with special measurement of individual data of the pair of eyes, especially with optimised denomination for the distance and close-up

2012

Latest generation of devices for the video centering of the eyeglass lenses, computerized eye measuring and video analysis of contact lenses

2013

Successful Training of more than 100 apprentices in the optical sector since the beginning of the company’s history

2014

Specialisation in “Children’s optometry”

2015

  • Specialisation “Multifocal contact lenses” of the Aquaform-Technology
  • Certification of Menicon Z Night-contact lenses (overnight contact lenses), presented on facebook

2016

Complete redesign and conversion of the measuring room with hightech-instruments,
i. e. 4K Full HD Oculus Vissard 3D eye examination for day and night:

application of eye tests in daylight and at night: simulations