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Fast dark. Fast clear. Self-tinting lenses by ZEISS

Whether in the sun or indoors: 24 hours of excellent vision with PhotoFusion self-tinting lenses offered by ZEISS.

Zeiss PhotoFusion

The eye care innovation 2011 – PhotoFusion, the ZEISS high- and mid-index self-tinting lenses, react up to 20 % faster than previous photochromic lenses by ZEISS.

Zeiss PhotoFusionPhotoFusion by ZEISS is ideal for everyone who wears glasses and especially for eyes which are sensitive to changing light. On the following pages you can learn all about the many benefits of ZEISS self-tinting lenses. PhotoFusion represents a further milestone in the history of the visionary firm of ZEISS, a history going all the way back to 1846.

 

Zeiss PhotoFusionAre you looking for a new, favourite pair of glasses? Ones that will give you excellent vision in any light day or night? With self-tinting lenses that will give you 100% protection from the sun and harmful solar UV rays and will do away with having to change back to your conventional glasses?

Zeiss PhotoFusionAs of now, ZEISS is also offering the latest generation of self-tinting lenses in the well-known ZEISS quality. And the best thing is that PhotoFusion high- and mid-index self-tinting lenses turn up to 2 times faster  from dark to clear than previous photochromic lenses offered by ZEISS.

 

Zeiss PhotoFusionEven if the sun is shining outside, PhotoFusion is very clear in closed rooms and offers best vision.

Zeiss PhotoFusionA cloudy day with no obvious sunshine: PhotoFusion still protects the eyes against harmful solar UV rays.

zeiss-photofusion4cWhen outside, PhotoFusion lenses darken according to the sunlight giving 100% solar UV protection.

 

Also known as photochromic lenses, self-tinting lenses have been around since the 1960's. The small, yet significant discovery made by chemist Stanley Donald Stookey and his colleague, William Armistead, made it possible to have spectacle lenses that react to UV rays remarkably well. Ever since then, a lot has happened in view of the quality and performance of self-tinting lenses and they are extremely popular amongst many people who are dependent on their glasses and constantly going indoors and outdoors.


What are the differences in quality amongst self-tinting lenses?

With self-tinting lenses, the annoying need to change glasses is a thing of the past. Latest market research by ZEISS show that spectacle wearers however have very clear criteria regarding the quality and performance of self-tinting lenses:

  • To be comfortable to use, self-tinting lenses must adjust very quickly to the changing light conditions.
  • To attain optimal vision, self-tinting lenses must become really dark in sunlight and completely clear indoors.
  • Self-tinting lenses must be effective and also offer 100% UV protection.
  • To look good, self-tinting lenses should be available in attractive, harmonious tints.
  • Self-tinting lenses should have a long life performance and high performance.

 

Opticians say:

  • 95 % evaluate the performance of PhotoFusion as equal or better than other self-tinting lenses.
  • 88 % are very satisfied / satisfied with PhotoFusion lenses.
  • 79 % top sellers say that they experience greater patient satisfaction with PhotoFusion lenses.

 

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Seiko is a leader in free form progressive and high index lenses. They use a back surface lens design, as well as offering different coatings depending on the needs of the wearer. Their lenses come standard with a finished hard coat to protect the lenses, as well as anti-reflective coatings that can be added as well.

 

SINGLE VISION LENSES

Seiko stock single vision lenses are manufactured to the highest quality standards in the industry. Seiko offers lenses in nearly every material: 1.50, polycarbonate, Trivex, 1.60, 1.67, and 1.74.

 

PROGRESSIVE LENSES

Seiko continues to lead the way in the free-form progressive revolution. Seiko offers a variety of patented designs suitable for every lifestyle that are individually crafted to the patients exact Rx.

 

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Hoya was one of the first manufacturers to create a double surface design for lenses. Both the front and the back of the lens is customized for the wearer, resulting in sharper, clearer vision, that is specifically made to suit the wearer. The lenses are made with design, treatment and material in mind, to always create the best lens possible.

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Essilor Optifog

Anti-fog Lenses Optifog: The latest technology for long lasting fog free vision.

In daily activities at home, work and play, fogged lenses can be a real bother for eyeglass wearers. Optifog is a new breakthrough technology with superior anti-fog properties. It has an advanced anti-fog top coat that, when combined with the Optifog Activator, provides long lasting fog free vision. The top coat and the Activator work together like Velcro. Each of their unique properties combine to create a revolutionary anti-fog solution.

 

Lenses with Optifog provide the best and most durable protection against fog.

 

What it is

Introducing Optifog, a new breakthrough technology with superior anti-fog properties.

In daily activities at home, work and play, fogged lenses can be a real bother for eyeglass wearers.

Optifog is a new breakthrough technology with superior anti-fog properties. It has an advanced anti-fog top coat that, when combined with the Optifog Activator, provides long lasting fog free vision. The top coat and the Activator work together like VELCRO. Each of their unique properties combine to create a revolutionary anti-fog solution.

Lenses with Optifog provide the best and most durable protection against fog on eyeglass lenses

Essilor Optifog

 

How does it work

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Simply apply a drop of Optifog Activator.
  2. Gently wipe the Optifog lens, making sure to coat the entire surface.
  3. The Hydrophilic properties of the top layer durably retain the Optifog Activator.
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  1. Fog is made of many tiny water droplets.
  2. Thanks to Optifog lens properties, they will perfectly spread on the lens surface.
  3. to create a uniform film of water, invisible to the wearer.
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Patient Benefits

The result: No distortion and no loss of contrast.

The many tiny water droplets caused by fog perfectly spread on the lens surface, creating a uniform film of water,
invisible to the wearer.

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No more fog in these situations:

1. Changing Environments

Moving from cold to hot environment like getting out of an AC environment or coming in a heated place is always creating fog on wearers eyeglasses.

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2. Indoor activities

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3. Outdoor activities

Fog happens on lenses when playing sports such as running, cycling, playing tennis, skiing.

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Optifog Movie

Optifog: the movie

Funny Movies

Optifog: the butcher

Optifog: the dog

Optifog: the doll

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TruFit lenses

 

Welcome to the world of TruFit

Available at Visio Optical

 

TruFit lenses:designed with Advanced Digital Technology providing complete Panoramic Vision.

TruFit lenses are specially designed with unique compensation program which calculates eye measurements individually to eliminate visual and prismatic error for curved frames. TruFit incorporates the best panoramic visual correction.Trufit lenses provide advanced digital technology with POC design for complete visual acuity specially designed for fashionable frames.

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Relatively good, because of base curve nearly matched with the prescription in case of stock lens. High aberrations and distortions because of the curvature. Great because of power optimisation with prismatic correction.
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Choose TruFit lens for a Stylish Frame.

 

TruFit will give you:

World's first lens with perfect vision

No compromise on looks and style

Advanced Digital Technology

Provide complete Panoramic Vision

No visual and prismatic error

Frames matching facial wrap

Lenses suit any base curve

No compromise in aesthetics

 

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Essilor is one of the largest makers of eyeglass lenses worldwide. Essilor International, which is Essilor mother company, is Paris based. Essilor has numerous laboratories and distribution centers.

Essilor is intensely dedicated to research and innovation, and the company strives to create the most beautiful, comfortable and durable corrective lens designs in the world. With a tradition of excellence and technological advancement in the optical field, and with a passionate management staff of experienced professionals, Essilor is truly the work of geniuses.

 

essilor-progressiveEssilor Varilux Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses offer a smooth transition from distance vision through intermediate vision to near vision, and they supply all the in-between corrections as well.

essilor-antireflectiveEssilor Crizal Anti-reflective Lenses

No-Glare lenses allow you to see better, look better and feel better.

essilor-optifogEssilor Optifog Anti-fog Lenses

The best and most durable protection against lens fogging. Truly long lasting fog free vision!

essilor-sunprotectionSun Protection Lenses

You slather your skin with sunscreen, but do you think about UV protection for your eyes?

 

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ZEISS LotuTec lens coating.

Whether you're out in the field in heavy rain or entrenched in a bug-infested swamp waiting for the perfect opportunity to arise, the last thing that should interfere with the moment is water and dirt on your lenses. Like a lotus leaf, LotuTec coating on the objective and ocular lenses repels water so efficiently that raindrops literally roll right off the glass. And the super smooth lens surface can be easily wiped clean without smearing or damaging the optics.

ZEISS LotuTec

As a testament to its superiority over other lens coatings, ZEISS LotuTec was honored with the prestigious Gray's Best award, recognized as the only optical process that allows lenses to shed water completely. So that even in the heaviest downpours your lenses will remain free from water and dirt, and the view will be as impeccable as ever.

 

The Lotus Effect of LotuTec

 

 Without LotuTec:

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As with some plant leaves, fluid and dirt particles gather on the surface of the lens.

 

 With LotuTec:

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As with lotus leaves, fluid and dirt simply drip or fall off the lens thanks to the Clean Coat of LotuTec.

 

More than good durability

LotuTec sets pioneering standards in durability. Patients will enjoy a totally new experience in wearing comfort - thanks to the lotus effect of Clean-Coat.

Principle invented by nature

A principle of nature inspired us to invent the outstanding Clean-Coat - the lotus effect.

Simply clean - simple to clean

Fluid and dirt simply drip or fall off the lens. Cleaning and lens care are much easier if the lens does get dirty.

 

The perfect multilayer lens coating.

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  1. Hard coating, reinforced by nano-particles
  2. Adhesive layer with optimized formula
  3. SuperET anti-reflection coating, proven multilayer structure with outstanding transparency
  4. Clean Coat, extremely smooth, revolutionary lotus effect + optimization of internal stress

 

Technological lead six times over:

  • Innovative nano-technology.

Pre-treatment of lens surface through ion bombardment.

  • Totally new production equipment.

An investment totalling millions of euros.

  • Unique know-how.

Development exclusively for and with Carl Zeiss.

  • New coating design and material.

The materials originate in semiconductor technology.

  • New coating design and material.

The materials originate in semiconductor technology.

  • State-of-the-art production processes.

New washing processes, new surface treatment.

  • Revolutionary Clean Coat.

Unparalleled smooth coating surface.

 

Benefits for You with ZEISS LotuTec:

Easy handling:
  • Easy cleaning.
  • Resistance to dirt.
  • Clean, clear lenses at all times.
Optimum clarity:
  • Optimum transparency, comparable to microscopes used in neurosurgery.
  • Low level of residual reflection.
Outstanding wearing comfort:
  • Thanks to easy care and optimum vision.

 

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Quality, precision, innovation and confidence – these are the characteristics that we all associate with ZEISS. And ZEISS lives up to these high expectations in a unique way: A subtle, yet distinct design language, superior wearer comfort and outstanding workmanship are the hallmarks that set these frames apart. They are the guarantee for perfect vision!

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Progressive lenses by ZEISS incorporate our entire know-how in state-of-the-art ophthalmic lens technology, making them the ideal recommendation for everybody.

ZEISS provides a broad spectrum of progressive lenses for better vision: From endless-frame and easy-to-handle options with high visual performance to optimally individualized solutions. The range of lenses from Carl Zeiss offers the following possibilities for the correction of presbyopia:

  • dynamic proximity lens for longer periods of use at near and intermediate distances.
  • special-purpose progressive for all indoor activities
  • wider fields of vision for all activities
  • progressive lenses for allround use and for all applications where near vision and distance vision are of equal importance, e.g. for driving and a shopping spree in the city centre.

 

Zeiss Progressive

 

Benefits of ZEISS progressive lenses:

Balanced and natural vision thanks to the distinctive ZEISS design DNA in all ZEISS progressive lenses.
Access to leading edge technology: hardest-ever ZEISS coating, self-tinting PhotoFusion lenses and better night vision with ZEISS technology.
Better vision and increased product choice, from conventional progressive to maximally individualized-serve all wearer needs.


GT2

ZEISS GT2

For more than 160 years, Carl Zeiss has created lenses with a difference. Now comes the latest refinement of Zeiss's acclaimed Gradal progressive lens series, GT2. While other manufacturers have focused on incorporating Gradal innovations such as Horizontal Symmetry, as-worn optimization, and a variable near inset into their designs, Carl Zeiss has focused on perfecting them. With GT2, Zeiss delivers a progressive lens unsurpassed in quality and precision, to satisfy both wearers and eye care professionals.

 

Benefits for You with ZEISS GT2:

  • Optimal Corridor Length.

The top of the near zone has been precisely aligned to match the average visual angle of the eyes when reading the first line of text on a printed page, as demonstrated by extensive head-tracking research.

  • More Expansive Near Zone.

A larger, more optimally positioned near zone affords wearers considerably better reading performance.

  • Low 17mm Fitting Height.

A lower fitting height allows patients to choose from a wider variety of frame styles, while providing up to 50% more near utility than Gradal Top in smaller frames.

  • New Base Curve Series.

A new, more optimally designed base curve series maintains precise control of optics with a smaller inventory and more efficient use of base curves.

  • Premium Treatments Including Teflon Clear Coat Lenses.

GT2 is compatible with all ZEISS AR coatings, including Teflon Clear Coat Lenses, for the ultimate in clarity, performance and endurance. GT2 is also available with Carat Advantage, Carat and Super ET.

  • Available in Transitions Lenses.

Transitions Lenses automatically adjust from clear indoors to sunglass-dark outdoors for comfortable vision in every light, and block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Available in both Gray and Brown tints in all lens materials.

 

Gradal Classic

ZEISS Gradal Classic

Premium quality at a minimum price – the best possible cost/benefit ratio in this product segment.

Benefits for You with ZEISS Gradal Classic:

  • 100% tolerance guarantee thanks to ZEISS Design DNA for smooth, comfortable vision from near to far.

 

GT2 Asiana

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Carl Zeiss Vision's commitment to cutting-edge research has shaped a new level of interaction between the lens and the eyes. The result is an improvement in the level of comfort, reduction in visual fatigue and an increase in the wearer's field of vision.In our constant pursuit to give wearers clarity of vision, we have developed the newest progressive lens from Carl Zeiss, GT2 ASIANA.

With more than 160 years experience in research and development across all facets of optics, Carl Zeiss is leading the way in product innovation. This has led our lens design research scientists to develop an enhanced progressive for the Asian face, resulting in the development of GT2 3D Asiana by ZEISS.

The shape of a face is an important factor when it comes to designing progressive lenses. The craniometry, or the underlying bone structure of the head and face, has a marked difference between Caucasian and Asian populations. Often, the cheek structure of the Asian face has a flatter profile and the bridge of the nose is less pronounced. These two factors combined reduce the amount of Pantoscopic Tilt and the degree of Bow Angle found in Asian wearers.

Carl Zeiss Vision's research team evaluated the Position-of-Wear of spectacle lenses in frames worn by a group of Asian patients. This research involved the measurement of the key Position-of-Wear values on a range of subjects using the highly accurate ZEISS-designed digital centration instrument known as the RVT (Relaxed Vision Terminal). As a result of this study, the Position-of-Wear values for the new GT2 3D Asiana design were found to be essentially different to that of a Caucasian wearer.

 

GT2 3D

GT2 3D: Closing the gap between vision and reality.

Traditionally, progressive lenses are manufactured, fitted and adjusted to the customer’s need separately and are optimised under monocular conditions. But humans have two eyes – and it is only perfect interaction of both eyes that can ensure a perfect 3D image is formed by our brain.
Carl Zeiss Vision has accepted the challenge to synchronise binocular vision so that it creates improved 3D vision. GT2 3D – a new generation of ZEISS progressive lenses – ensures a natural 3D experience and a new dimension of spatial perception.

GT2 3D – developed for natural spatial perception.

GT2 3D is a new generation of premium progressive lenses which provide a much more natural 3D experience than traditional progressive lenses – and makes wearing your progressive spectacles less of a strain and a more comfortable experience.

GT2 3D progressive lenses optimise the complex interaction between your both eyes and their visual surroundings.

An optimisation method unique to ZEISS, allows the ideal allocation of the binocular viewing zones. This is achieved by defining the lens surface at more than 40,000 different points, ensuring that the eye path follows the centre of these 3D zones. This technology combined with the measurement of the individual distance of your eyes ensures an ideal synchronisation of the eyes – and closes the gap between vision and reality.

The scientists at Carl Zeiss Vision have been extensively studying the complex interaction between the eyes and  progressive lenses for decades – and have succeeded in developing a progressive lens design with excellent binocular synchronisation.

 

Benefits for You with ZEISS GT2 3D:

Natural spatial perception:

  • Sharp 3D vision at all distances.

Large viewing zones:

  • Up to 40 % larger binocular zones.
  • Large and clear distance zone.
  • Well-balanced intermediate zone.
  • Large and clear near zone.

High spontaneous acceptance:

  • Rapid and easy adaptation.
  • Perfect synchronisation of the binocular 3D zones.

 

FrameFit

ZEISS Individual FrameFit: From evolution to revolution

With ZEISS Individual FrameFit, Carl Zeiss has developed a progressive lens with revolutionary properties: on the basis of the Rx and fitting data provided by the optician, we compute and produce a progressive lens tailored precisely to each individual requirements.
Unlike earlier generation progressives, the PD, back vertex distance, pantoscopic angle, boxed frame dimensions and near object distance are all incorporated in the design of the progressive lens for each individual case.
Thanks to pioneering, innovative production technology, what was considered impossible in the past has now become reality.

 

Development of ZEISS Individual FrameFit

Unlike traditional progressive lenses, the patient's specific centration data are also incorporated in the design of progressive lenses. Manufacturing technology has made it possible to produce progressive lenses which are tailored to every patient's own individual requirements, further enhancing the visual comfort for spectacle wearers.

 

What makes ZEISS Individual FrameFit so revolutionary?

In addition to the incorporation of various parameters in the progressive lens design for the very first time, we compute and produce Gradal Individual FrameFit individually for every lens power.

In traditional PAL design, lens optimisation is performed for a power within a certain range, i.e. not for an individual dioptric power, but for a group of powers. Carl Zeiss has made this tailor-made process as accurate as possible by increasing the number of groups (base curves) used.

The design of Gradal Individual FrameFit allows the lens to be customised for every power (dioptre, cylinder, axis, addition, prism, base). This is combined with the revolutionary possibility of incorporating various parameters in the lens design.

 

Maximizing individuality. Minimizing aberrations.

The outstanding feature of Gradal Individual FrameFit is its very large usable fields of vision – even for data which deviate from the norm.
In the past, it was technically impossible to incorporate the pantoscopic angle, back vertex distance and PD in the computation and production of a progressive lens. Standard values had to be substituted for these parameters. This meant that the pantoscopic angle and BVD (back vertex distance) recommended by the lens manufacturer had to be observed to obtain optimum results in the fitting process. However, this was not always possible – often for anatomical reasons.

Until now, no allowance was made for the wearer’s PD despite the fact that, along with the distance correction and the addition, it influences the convergence of the eyes required for near vision. In other words, the variable inset of the intermediate and near zones is partly determined by the PD of the wearer.

The outstanding feature of Gradal Individual FrameFit is its very large usable fields of vision – even for data which deviate from the norm.

 

Benefits for You with ZEISS Individual FrameFit:

  • Physiologically adapted design for maximum tolerance – even for unusual prescriptions
  • Wide progression zone
  • Individual progression length
  • Smooth transitions for optimum visual comfort
  • Wide, stable near zone
  • Horizontal symmetry for optimum binocular vision
  • Outstanding vision and an attractive appearance: asphere and atorus for flat curvature and excellent visual quality
  • Variable inset for large field of view in near vision: takes into account individual wearer’s reading distance and PD – therefore convergence-aligned position of the progression and near zones.

 

 

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ZEISS Single Vision Individual:

High-tech customised for your eyes.

ZEISS Single Vision Individual (Clarlet Individual) embodies the entire, outstanding technological know-how and optical excellence of Carl Zeiss Vision.

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Your benefits:

  • Optimum vision in all directions
  • Excellent vision right to the edge of the lens, even with high prescriptions
  • Outstanding wearer tolerance, also with high cylinders and prismatic corrections
  • Superb visual clarity and colour perception
  • Relaxed Vision with minimum eye fatique and natural contrast sensitivity

... and the secrets of the microcosm to provide you with unlimited visual excellence.

For more than 160 years now, Carl Zeiss has stood for excellence in the field of optical technology. With countless pioneering innovations and milestones, Zeiss has played our part in achieving a better understanding of the world we live in – in both the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Ultra Vision Competence:

ZEISS Single Vision Individual (Clarlet Individual) incorporates all Zeiss expertise and know-how.
  • Individualised for every power.

Only optimisation for every individual power can ensure that the wearer always enjoys outstanding ranges of vision. This is particularly important for higher cylinder powers and prismatic prescriptions.

  • “Real time“ optimisation

To achieve the optimum design for every wearer, each lens design is calculated online by the ZEISS optical design software engine, using the wearer’s exact prescription and his or her individual parameters, immediately prior to fabrication.

  • Freeform production makes it all possible.

Carl Zeiss Vision is a pioneer in the field of freeform technology for progressive lenses. This production method is also used for ZEISS Single Vision Individual (Clarlet Individual) in order to transfer the design optimised for each individual power directly and precisely to the surface of the lens.

 

Zeiss IndividualAlan Bean documents the Apollo 12 mission. The camera features a Carl Zeiss lens specially produced for use in outer space.

 

Zeiss IndividualGoogle Earth sees with ZEISS eyes. On the Internet we can see the surface of the Earth from a bird’s-eye perspective.
Most planes and satellites used to capture these images are equipped with lenses from Carl Zeiss.

 

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