Ziemer Ophthalmology is in the midst of making improvements to its building on 3rd Street in Alton, and a company spokesman says they are happy with their relationship with the city.  Ziemer USA, the North American arm of a Swiss-based business, expanded it's foothold in Alton by moving into the former Olympic Federal building at 3rd and Broadway from it's former home on Ridge Street in 2011. 


There had been a rumor the company was pulling out of Alton, but Ziemer’s Angela Braida, Director of Operations, says they are no plans to move at this time.


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According to the company’s website, it strives to empower ophthalmologists, to deliver better vision care to their patients and customers, by providing superior surgical and diagnostic tools.


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