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Everything you need to know about single vision lenses

Did you know that experts refer to “normal” glasses as distance glasses? Together with reading glasses, they are one of the most common ways of improving vision. But what makes these single vision glasses so special – and what makes a good pair of glasses so good? It’s not just about the perfect lenses – the frame and precise adaptation to the wearer’s face play a key role when it comes to delivering the best possible vision. After all, glasses will help you see better depending on the precision with which the lenses and frames are adapted for the wearer. But what does it all come down to? Read on to find out everything you need to know about reading glasses, distance glasses and lenses that started out as “reading stones,” coloured, self-tinting lenses, selecting the right frame and how these days it’s easy to produce thin, lightweight ZEISS lenses even for high-power prescriptions.

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Recognising vision problems

Short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism, etc.: What vision problems are there and how can we correct them?

The ZEISS Online Vision Check How well do you see contrast and colour? Check your vision quickly and simply here!
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The history of glasses From their origins as "reading stones" to lifestyle accessories
Tips for buying glasses: how to find the correct ones for you Two things are important when buying new glasses: optimum and relaxed vision as well as a great appearance.
Here's how glasses can improve your wellbeing 10 tips for greater wearer comfort
No face is symmetrical, and no two people's eyes are the same distance apart Only after the spectacle frames have been precisely adjusted to the individual wearer can spectacle lenses perform to their full potential.
Old spectacle lenses – new spectacle frames Is that even possible? If you no longer like your spectacle frames, but the lenses are still perfectly customized to your eyesight condition, how can the optician help you in your search for a new model?
You might wonder - do I need to wear glasses? For some of us, it happens at a young age, while others notice a change in their mid-40s. When eyesight declines, spectacles customised by an expert can help restore your vision.
Only your glasses can do that! Contact lenses are a very good alternative to glasses – yet there are still a few vision solutions that are only possible with good ol' glasses.
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