Over a period of 30 years, D.O.R.C. has grown into a successful international business. An intensive cooperation with ophthalmic surgeons from throughout the world together with D.O.R.C.s passion for innovation continues to result in high quality products.
An eye-catching company
As a qualified instrument maker Ger Vijfvinkel became fascinated by ophthalmic surgery. To develop new instruments he observed operations, talked to surgeons and helped them to find solutions for the problems they encountered. D.O.R.C. was officially founded in 1983.
The developments in these innovative instruments did not remain unnoticed and international demand grew. D.O.R.C gradually developed into a professional
company. A number of specialized products were developed at the end of the
1980s. For example, the four port cannula system and the Harmony system.
Since 1992 D.O.R.C. has had its own sales team and it now markets and sales
all of its products.
By the end of the 1990s D.O.R.C. had become a dynamic organisation. A management team was put in place and the company was split up into different departments. The research and development team grew in terms of both expertise and size. The sales growth has led to subsidiaries in the USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany and Scandinavia. Yet despite these changes D.O.R.C. still has the same identity: external focus, clear thinking, imagination, inclusiveness & expertise. Thanks to these core values, our products have been and will be making a vital contribution to the development of ophthalmic surgery.