Progressive lenses are optical masterpieces which offer smooth vision from near to far via what is known as the progression corridor or the transitional zone. But not all progressive lenses are the same. Your progressive lenses should match your personal requirements, lifestyle and, of course your budget, whilst providing you with natural, comfortable vision. It is important for you to understand exactly how your new progressive lenses work. Using over 100 years of experience in the production of precision spectacle lenses and after extensive market research, ZEISS has now designed three different types of progressive lenses.
Maybe you are not fully aware of how the digital age has dramatically changed the demands made on our vision in recent years. When you use a smartphone or a similar digital device, your reading distance is different from that required for reading a book or newspaper. This means the near vision zone of your lenses must be designed accordingly.
ZEISS progressive lenses take this into account – by incorporating Digital Inside® Technology.
Progressive lens optimised for conventional reading behaviour:
Near vision zone and inset adjusted for reading distance for print media.
Progressive lens not optimised for digital reading behaviour:
Near vision zone is not compatible with the shorter reading distance needed for digital devices. The result: an unnatural head and body posture is required to move digital devices into the sharply focused and clear near vision zone.
Digital Inside® Technology - Progressive lenses optimised for conventional and digital reading behaviour:
Near vision zone is extended vertically and horizontally for both reading distances – print media and digital devices. The result: relaxed and natural head and body posture.
Frame trends do not generally change as quickly as other fashion trends, but one thing is clear: larger frames are definitely becoming more popular again. If you want to follow this trend, this could be a challenge with your progressive lenses.
Experienced progressive lens wearers know that not every progressive lens design fits every frame. The result: you may need to compromise the quality of your vision, as areas of the progressive lens may be removed when your lenses are being inserted in the frame. You may also have adaptation difficulties, if you switch from a small to a larger frame, as you will have to relearn how to move your eyes through the various ranges of vision. This happens as the near vision zone is suddenly lower down the lens and this is something your eyes have to get used to.
With the aid of FrameFit+® Technology and world´s first Adaptation Control™ Technology from ZEISS, your optician can now have the lenses optimised for your new frame, so that important zones on the lens are no longer removed – and you don’t have to change your visual habits.
Needless to say, this type of ZEISS progressive lens is optimised for the digital age!
Vision with your old progressives in a smaller frame. Your eyes have learned to look through the marked area (yellow dot) for near vision.
With your new, larger frame and conventional progressives you look through an area (red dot) which is positioned much lower down the lens and requires you to change your visual behaviour.
The optimised progressive lens allows you to enjoy comfortable near vision again (blue dot). There is no need for you to re-adapt.
|YoYou are fashion-conscious when it comes to new frame designs. But this does not mean that you are prepared to compromise the quality of your progressive lenses.
|You certainly don't want to have to go through a re-adaptation process with your new frame.
|And, of course, you also use digital devices such as smartphones and want to read on the screen with the same ease as when reading a book.|
No two faces are the same. And no two eyes, noses or ears are alike. Not even the right and left-hand sides of our faces are symmetrical. If this individuality of your face is not taken into account in the production of a progressive lens, you may not be able to fully benefit from the optical performance of the lens.
Or perhaps you need high prescription powers for distance vision and have been wearing spectacles since you were a child.
Then you should ensure that your new progressives are exactly tailored to the personal parameters of your face.
Generally speaking, the better the progressive lens is adapted to the facial anatomy of the wearer and the more customised it is, the better the use of 3D vision and enhanced distance performance. FaceFit Technology makes it all possible.
By taking into account the exact facial anatomy of the wearer , e.g. how they look through the frame and how the frame sits on their nose and ears, the progressive lenses produced provide precisely the visual support needed.
As a comparison, imagine looking through a telescope. Like progressive lenses, this is an advanced optical system, but if you don't have the telescope at the right distance from your eye, then things look blur.
Again, needless to say, this Progressive Lens Type also offers the benefits of Type 1.
Standard lens design optimised for a face with standard position of wear parameters:
Standard lens design on a face with non-standard position of wear parameters:
Lens design with FaceFit™ Technology on a face with non-standard position of wear parameters:
|You want progressive lenses that provide you with excellent optical quality and take into account your facial anatomy.
|You have already had some bad experience with progressive lenses.|
|Outstanding wearer tolerance is one of your top priorities.
|You need very good, comfortable vision.
|You need high prescription powers or have special visual requirements.|
|And, of course, you also use digital devices such as smartphones and want to use them with the same ease as reading a book.|
|And you are very receptive to new trends in frame fashion.|
There are many different lifestyles these days; each of us having unique habits, activities and different jobs. We are the sum of all these things, and we need progressive lenses that incorporate all of these different factors. Maybe you spend a lot of time during the day at a drawing board, if you are an architect for instance, or in front of a computer. Or you look after your grandchildren on a regular basis, and your eyes need to move constantly between near and far. Or perhaps you are a registrar and have to switch your eyes between the papers on your desk and the bride and groom standing in front of you.
Different progressive lenses are required for different lifestyles, as their design and the position of the vision zones can be exactly tailored to your main daily activities.
The IndividualFit® Technology makes this all possible. Your progressive lenses therefore, combine all the technological possibilities in one lens and offer you natural, comfortable vision – almost like back in the days before you needed spectacles.
Optimised design for prolonged near vision activities.
Optimised design for dynamic and intermediate activities.
Optimised design for all-round activities.
|Your life is full of special situations requiring the utmost from your eyes.|
|You want progressive lenses that provide you with excellent optical quality and take into consideration your facial anatomy.|
|You have already had some bad experience with progressive lenses.
|Outstanding wearer tolerance is one of your top priorities.|
|You are totally reliant on very good, comfortable vision.
|You need high prescription powers or have special visual requirements.
|And, of course, you also use digital devices such as smartphones and want to read on the screen with the same ease as reading a book.
|And you are very receptive to new trends in frame fashion.
Seek the advice of your optician for your new progressive lenses, and find the solution that is best for you. First-time progressive lens wearers and wearers with special visual needs in particular, should have a closer look at the possibilities offered by leading-edge progressive lens technology. Progressive lenses are an investment in better vision, and one well worth making. After all, our eyes are the most important sense organ, as we perceive almost 80% of our surroundings through them.
Pure vision with enhanced performance for the digital world with Digital Inside® Technology.
Precision optics with any spectacle frame thanks to Adaptaition Control™ and FrameFit+ ® Technology.
Physiologically fitted to the wearer's face with FaceFit™ Technology.
Tailer-made to fit all individual requirements with IndividualFit™ and Luminance Design® this is TM at the moment