Sebastian Marx graduated in 2000 from the OSZ Havelland School of Ophthalmic Optics in Rathenow before he worked in practice. After a study of optometry at the University of Applied Sciences Jena he started to work at the JENVIS Research Institute in Jena. He is coordinating research projects and responsible for the clinical area. 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. Since 2006 he is a fellow of the International Association of Contact lens educators. In 2010 he was awarded together with his research team with the Peter-Abel-Award of the VDCO for the development of new tear film assessment methods.


till 1997              Secondary school

                          – General Certificate of Education

1998-2000         apprenticeship to an ophthalmic optician

                           – Gesellenbrief

2001-2005          University of Applied Sciences in Jena, course: optometry

                            – Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Augenoptik  = Engineer of optometry (diploma)                           

Summer 2003    St. Petersburg State University (Russia), course: Russian

                            – Certificate ТРКИ

2012-2015            Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences in Jena, course: optometry

                             – M.Sc. Optometry/ Vision Research


Work experience:    

1998-2000                   Marx optics in Treuenbrietzen

2000-2001                   Sales Manager, Fielmann in Leipzig

Summer 2002             Fielmann Supercenter in Hamburg and in Enschede (Netherlands)

February 2003            Fielmann in Hamburg/ Bergedorf

September 2003         Ophthalmic Clinic of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena

1.10.-30.11.2003         Fielmann Supercenter in Rostock

December 2003          Vocational rehabilitation centre for the blind and visually impaired

January 2004              Contact Lens Institute “Linse 74” in Halle

February 2004            Rathenower Optik GmbH (producer of ophthalmic goods

September 2004         Fielmann Contact Lens Institute in Zurich (Switzerland) 

2005 till today             JENVIS Research Institute

2009 till today             Responsibility for the clinical area of JENVIS Research the Jenalens Kontaktlinsenstudio GmbH


Topics that will be lectured:

  • Dry eye assessment with a slit lamp
  • Documentation and description of ocular findings
  • A closer look to contact lens care – ingredients and their functions