Our mission is very clear - provide best and independent research at the highest standard in vision science
As an independent institute the studies are done impartially and unprejudiced. That leads to a higher credibility of the results, which is so important for our customers.
Our JENVIS Research Team is well-educated and fully qualified for the conduct of clinical trials dealing with optometric tasks and beyond.
All team members are certified according the ICH guidelines.Our team is completed by a principle investigator for all issues regarding medical research and guidelines as well as ethic committee approvals.
JENVIS Research was founded in 2005. The name JENVIS is a fusion of JENA and VISION. As a free enterprise the institute is totally independent. Due to the cooperation with the Department of Optometry of the Ernst-Abbe-University of Applied Sciences Jena, the JENVIS Research has broad access to highly equipped laboratories.
Prof. Wolfgang Sickenberger, M.S. Optom. (USA), Dipl. Ing. (FH)
Managing Director & Clinical Researcher
Sebastian Marx, M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing. (FH), DO
Managing Director, Clinical Researcher, Chief of test laboratory
Julia Eckstein (geb. Wittekind), M.Sc.
Senior Clinical Research Associate
2012: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
2014: Master of Science in Optometry & Vision Science, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2014: Clinical Research Associate, JenVis Research GbR
Felix Zimmermann, M.Sc.
Clinical Research Associate
2017: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
2019: Master of Science in Optometry & Vision Science, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2017: Clinical Research Associate, JenVis Research GbR
Barbara Sickenberger, MD
Contact Lens Specialist
Safety officer for medical devices
Quality representative (QM/QS) Jenvis Research Institute
Assistant lecturer University of Applied Sciences Jena
Prof. Dr. Stephan Degle
Prof. Dr. habil Kathleen Kunert
Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO
Oliver Kolbe, M.Eng.
2011: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
2015: Master of Engineering in Laser- and Optic Development, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2011: Clinical Research Associate & Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2015: PhD Student, University of Applied Sciences Jena
2016 - 2018: Clinical Research Associate, JenVis Research GbR
since 2018: Lead Optometrist Rehab Hospital Masserberg, Germany
Philipp Hessler, M.Sc.
2014: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
2016: Master of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2014: Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2016: PhD Student, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2016: Optometrist, Optik Hessler Klingenberg a. Main
Since 2018: Research Partner, JenVis Research GbR
Claudio Jäger, M.Sc.
2005: Optometrist, HFAK Cologne
2015: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena Since 2014: Co-Owner Bischof Optik (Wil, CH)
Since 2015: Research Partner, JenVis Research GbR
Stefan Schwarz, Dipl. Ing. (FH), FAAO
1990: Founder: Optometrie Stefan Schwarz, Hildesheim/Germany
2000: Fellowship American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
2001: Membership College of Optometrists (MCOptom)
2008: AAO Diplomate in Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies
Michael Baertschi, PhD, M.Sc.Optom., M.M.E.,
Cooperations and Facilities
At present, 4,611 students are enrolled at the EAH Jena, the number includes 746 foreign students. The teaching staff comprises 123 professors, three assistant professors and 15 teachers for special tasks. The EAH's total staff of 445 further includes 116 people engaged in various projects, 186 in administration and services, and two apprentices.
On over 26,000 m² of floor space, the EAH Jena boasts more than 124 extremely well equipped specialized laboratories and rooms for practical courses, seven modern lecture halls and 52 seminar rooms. The teaching rooms, labs and offices are accommodated in five campus buildings of considerable architectural interest.
Regarding clinical projects we are working with
- Several Eye Clinics in Germany
- Vocational Rehabilitation Centers for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI)
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO) & Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN)
- Ethic Committee of Jena
- Several other institutions