Managing Directors

Prof. Wolfgang Sickenberger, M.S. Optom. (USA), Dipl. Ing. (FH)

Managing Director & Clinical Researcher


Wolfgang Sickenberger graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Germany, in 1989. In 1995 he became head of Professional Services at Ciba Vision, Germany and he was also a part time educator at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Aalen and Jena. He received his Master's degree in Clinical Optometry in 1998 (USA). In 2004 Wolfgang Sickenberger moved to the University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany to take up the position of Full Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics. In 2005 he founded JENVIS Research for clinical studies and research projects.

Sebastian Marx, M.Sc., Dipl.-Ing. (FH), DO

Managing Director, Clinical Researcher, Chief of test laboratory


Sebastian Marx is ophthalmic optician and was employed at the largest optical chain in Germany. From 2001 till 2005 he studied optometry at the University of Applied Sciences Jena with a break in 2003 when he studied at the State University of Saint Petersburg in Russia. Parallel to his study in Germany he worked in the Netherlands and in Switzerland. After his diploma thesis, which he wrote in Atlanta USA he graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Jena and works since 2005 at the JENVIS Research Institute. Parallel to his work, he is part time educator at the University of Applied Sciences Jena in the field of vision research and member of the German committee of standardisation of contact lenses. In the last years he published several papers and hold presentations on national and international congresses. Since 2008 he is a fellow of the International Association of Contact lens educators.

Scientific Team

Barbara Sickenberger, MD

Medical Director


Medical Director JenVis Research Insitute
Contact Lens Specialist
Book author
Safety officer for medical devices
Quality representative (QM/QS) Jenvis Research Institute
Assistant lecturer University of Applied Sciences Jena

Katharina Keller, B.Sc.

Working Student, Clinical Research Associate


2013-2016: apprenticeship as optician
2018: Internship at University Hospital Göttingen, department of ophthalmology
2018: Working student at Sehenswert Kontaktlinsen und Brillen, Göttingen, focus on contact lens fitting
2020: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2020: Master program Optometry/ Vision Science, University of Applied Sciences Jena
2020: Scientific assistant in the digitalization project of the study program optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2021: Working student, Clinical Research Associate, JenVis Research

Lena Petzold, B.Sc.

Working Student, Clinical Research Associate


2018-2019: Internship at JohnHill Optik Gera
2019: Internship at Eyeclinic SRH Gera
2021: Internship at Deconta MÜLLER WELT Kontaktlinsen Mannheim
2018-2021: Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2021: Master of Science in Optometry / Vision Science, University of Applied Sciences Jena
since 2021: Clinical Research Associate, JenVis Research

Research Partner




Cooperations and Facilities


The Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena) offers a wide variety of study courses in nine departments covering engineering sciences, business administration and social sciences.
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