About Us

In 1782, after four years of training in Paris, Johann Jacob Storz returned to his hometown of Tuttlingen, Germany, to start a knife-making company. His table knives were soon prized throughout Germany for their fine workmanship and design.

The Storz name continued to be associated with quality craftsmanship as Johann Jacob’s descendants expanded into the design and manufacture of precision surgical instruments, in both Germany and the United States.

Today, the tradition of quality and craftsmanship is carried on through Bausch & Lomb Instruments for Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery. To help surgeons achieve the best outcomes, Bausch & Lomb Instruments produces the highest quality instruments to complement preferred techniques.