1978 A.C.Opticals opened the first shop in Blantyre.


1999 Axel Hartleben the current owner of A.C.Opticals was employed as a manager.


2004 Axel Hartleben bought the assets of the company.


2005 a branch at the Chichiri Shopping Mall was opened and the the Lilongwe branch was moved to the Old Town Mall and received an upgrading in the equipment and shop design.


2007 another practise was opened in Plaza House, City Centre, to provide a better service to the growing demand for eye care.


November 2010 after long search for a suitable location the branch in the newly built Kentam Mall in Mzuzu opens.


December 2010 the third branch opened its doors in the Lilongwe City Mall.


June 2011: We sadly closed our City Center branch due to the economic situation.


December 2012: Prakash Thakur who managed for year the Old Town Mall is going back to India after his contract ended. Shaira Omar an Malawian Optometrist who studied and worked in England will take over in February 2013.


February 2013: We expanded to Tete im Mosambique. Thomas the former Manager of the Chichiri branch will take care of our Mosambiquen customers from now on. Katrin who did her practical semester with will manage the branch in Chichiri.


October 2016: The oldest branch in Blantyre moved from the Development House to the new Cross Roads Mall. 


December 2017: The Old Town Mall Branch in Lilongwe got a new face. Visit us!


March 2024: The branch in Chichiri was closed. We keep up our presence in Blantyre with our branch in the Crossroads Shopping Mall. Mrs. Catrin Oppermann Mmangeni is there for you with her team.

And the story goes on....