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With our dream "Invisible to Visible", we are providing various products to all over the world. Here is our corporate history, specializing in eye and optics, since our establishment.



1971 Jul Company established
1972 May Introduced the first Xenon Photocagulator in Japan and exhibited at the Congress of the Japanese Opthalmological Society Conference. history image xc-500
1974 Jun Started production of multi layers coating.
1976 Mar Construction of Hiroishi plant completed. history image003
1979 Apr Established NIDEK SALES CO., LTD as an independent sales organizatioin in Japan.
1980 Jan Introduced the AR-2000, the first made-in-Japan Auto Refractometer. history image ar-2000
1982 Dec Established NIDEL INC. (USA).
1984 Oct Construction of Hamacho plant compleleted history image005
1988 Apr Established NIDEK S.A. (FRANCE).
Nov Established NIDEK Technologies Inc. (USA).
Feb Established the Tokyo Office (International Division).
1989 Sep Introduced Pattermless Edger LE8000 history image le-8000
  Nov Construction of Tsurugahama plant completed. history tsurugahama