Sehkraft. Institut für Sportoptik® was founded by Christoph Rauter in Vienna in 2011. The institute’s underlying concept has always been based on a deep passion for sports in general, upright enthusiasm for sport optics in particular, and a high level of professional expertise (www.sportoptiker.at).
In the last few years, we have not only been able to share a lot of know-how with numerous professional and amateur athletes but we have also learned just as much ourselves. Our customer list includes, amongst others, the Lower Austria Ski Federation, the Austrian National Volleyball Team, the Austrian Golf Association, Austria’s Junior Biathletes, and the Austrian Sport Shooting Federation, as well as numerous professional athletes from various disciplines.
Christoph Rauter had his glazed prescription ski goggles patented in 2014, when he was approached by numerous customers who were not satisfied with the solutions available on the market at that time. As it turns out, this lack of satisfaction is part of the reason why more than 30 percent of all skiers and snowboarders who usually wear glasses every day do not use prescription eyewear on the slopes.
What originally started out as lots of manual labor combined with constantly going back and forth in development has been ready for the market since winter season 2014/15. In the meantime, our network consists of more than 230 opticians in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Poland, Kosovo and Hungary. This is why we are very excited and cannot wait for the next winter seasons to come. We are looking forward to convincing athletes of the importance of optimal vision in sports.
Since June 2017, the SK-X ® optical solutions GmbH is an independent company.
Yours in sport,