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ZEISS DuraVision Coatings

Clearer vision, greater protection and excellent appearance for your customers.

As the inventors of the anti-reflective coating technology and a modern day innovator, ZEISS created DuraVision® Premium Lens Coatings.
These coatings are characterised by superior lens hardness, compelling anti-reflective properties, and a surface that is more dirt resistant and easier to clean.

Now standard with full UV protection from all sides, also on the back surface.

Market leading durability for better damage resistance

Dirt resistance keeps lenses cleaner for longer

Greater clarity with reduced reflections and clearer vision

The DuraVision® coating family

Coatings that allow your customers to see and look better.

Premium anti-reflective coatings

See better: more light entering the eye provides clearer vision, reducing the ocular stress and unnecessary strain exerted on the eyes.
Look better: the blue reflective coatings are more transparent and enable the wearer to view more naturally with less perceived reflections on the lenses.

The DuraVision® Premium Coatings are available in three quality levels.

  • DuraVision® BlueProtect UV 
  • DuraVision® Platinum UV
  • DuraVision® Silver UV
  • LotuTec

Functional anti-reflective coatings

Solutions to support specific viewing needs. Some viewing tasks such as driving at night, dawn or dusk as well as in challenging weather conditions, require specific coating solutions that are not possible with a traditional AR coating. Coatings blocking specific wavelengths can reduce the overall visual stress perceived by spectacle wearers.

Premium sun coatings for tinted lenses

All tinted lenses with DuraVision® Mirror UV by ZEISS and DuraVision® Flash UV by ZEISS come with an anti-reflective coating on the back surface, eliminating distracting reflections for uncompromised visual clarity and comfortable viewing, all in a fashionable lens solution.

  • DuraVision® Sun UV
  • DuraVision® Mirror UV
  • DuraVision® Flash UV

Portfolio – Complete and easy

  DuraVision BlueProtect DuraVision DriveSafe 
DuraVision Platinum DuraVision Silver LotuTec DuraVision Sun DuraVision Mirror DuraVision Flash

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Long Lasting Cleanability

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Premium anti-reflective coatings

Premium anti-reflective coatings

Leading-edge technology like DuraVision® anti-reflection coatings complement our outstanding ZEISS lenses, offering protection, clarity, easy care and durability.

  • DuraVision® BlueProtect UV – Protection from potentially harmful blue light with durability and long-lasting cleanability.
  • DuraVision Platinum UV – Highest clarity, toughness and long-lasting cleanability.
  • DuraVision Silver UV – High clarity, scratch resistance and long-lasting cleanability.
  • LotuTec – Traditional green anti-reflex coating combined with long- lasting cleanability.

True UV protection from all sides

True UV protection from all sides

  • Offer your patients true protection, by reducing the indirect UV light reflected into their eyes.
  • ZEISS does not only address the direct light protection up to 400 nm with the UVProtect Technology, but also considers the indirect light incident upon the back surface.
  • Back surface UV protection is integrated as a standard feature into all premium ZEISS DuraVision Coatings and the LotuTec Coating.

Outstanding anti-reflective properties

DuraVision Platinum UV and DuraVision Silver UV Premium Coatings have a light bluish residual reflection for:

  • Higher luminous transmittance for even clearer vision.
  • Reduction in distracting reflections on the back surface by 20% for a more comfortable viewing experience.
  • Reduces reflections on the front surface by 20% for a more appealing appearance.
  • Increased light transmittance by the lens, resulting in even better vision.

Superior hardness you can trust

  • The multiple layers of DuraVision® coatings ensure a more durable and tougher lens, courtesy of the superior hardness it offers.
  • ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® Platinum UV anti-reflective Coating consist of layers that are densely packed using ion-assisted deposition.
  • This results in a lens surface that is 3x harder than the previous generation of AR coated plastic ZEISS lenses1 and 35 % harder than AR coated glass ZEISS lenses.2
  • ZEISS DuraVision® Platinum UV Lenses have an exceptionally high Bayer ratio of >10*, it guarantees the hardest ZEISS lenses.

Long-lasting cleanability

  • Our super hydrophobic coating repels oil and water for an easy cleaning experience.
  • The super-slick clean coat makes lenses very easy to clean. Lenses with high contact angles repel oil and water more effectively.
  • ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® AR Coating have a contact angle of a minimum of 110° (lenses without super-slick clean coat: 95°).

Dust and dirt repellant

  • The patented* anti-static layer prevents the build-up of static electricity.
  • As dust and lint are not attracted to the lens surface, lenses stay cleaner for longer.

Functional anti-reflective coatings

“Glare” is the term used to describe the difficulty of seeing in bright light such as direct sunlight or artificial light. Especially when driving at night, in rain, mist or dusk, the high light intensity from car headlights may irritate our eyes. Glare may pose a risk, as it reduces the visibility of objects and the eye’s sensitivity to contrast.

DuraVision® DriveSafe UV Coating is specifically designed to meet the vision needs of people who want to feel safer and more comfortable when driving with their everyday lenses.

Functional anti-reflective coatings

Reduced glare at night

  • Market research and scientific evidence both indicate that perceived glare in traffic is linked in particular to LED and Xenon HID light sources as used in modern car lighting technology.
  • DuraVision® DriveSafe UV Coating by ZEISS partially reflects the high energy wavelengths, blue rays, responsible for glare and therefore reducing the perceived glare up to 64% compared to premium ZEISS coatings.

Only available on ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.

Reduced glare at night
Premium sun coatings for tinted lenses

Premium sun coatings for tinted lenses

  • DuraVision® Sun UV – Back anti-reflective coating used in combination with tinted lenses.
  • DuraVision® Mirror UV – Front surface coating with high residual reflection.
  • DuraVision® Flash UV – Front surface coating with low residual reflection.

*Additional products from the DuraVision family like DuraVision Platinum UV can be applied to tinted lenses as well.

Back-surface anti-reflective with water and oil repellent properties developed specially for tinted lenses

Back-surface anti-reflective with water and oil repellent properties developed specially for tinted lenses

  • Maximum backward reflectance: 0.7%
  • Blueish residual colour
DuraVision Mirror UV: For the latest fashion statement

DuraVision Mirror UV: For the latest fashion statement

  • A front-surface coating available in eight different mirror colours.
  • All tinted lenses with ZEISS DuraVision Mirror UV come standard back-coated with an anti-reflective layer for uncompromised clarity, durability and easy care.

*Refer to the ZEISS Tinted Lens Colour Book to ensure the compatibility of mirrors with lens tints.

DuraVision Flash UV: subtle, pearly reflective colours for a more trendy, fashionable look

DuraVision Flash UV: subtle, pearly reflective colours for a more trendy, fashionable look

  • Front surface coating with low residual reflex (< 10% in average).
  • Ideal to combine with ZEISS PhotoFusion, ZEISS AdaptiveSun, cosmetic, gradient, solid and polarised tints.
  • No change in the wearer’s colour perception or the base lens’ driving suitability*.

*Refer to the ZEISS Tinted Lens Colour Book to ensure the compatibility of mirrors with lens tints.

Customer satisfaction proven with ZEISS DuraVision UV Coatings

The ZEISS DuraVision UV Coatings have been tested thoroughly by authorities and internal wearer tests. The satisfaction with these coatings is guaranteed:

Lenses with ZEISS DuraVision Platinum UV are 35 % harder than AR coated glass ZEISS lenses.1

Blue reflectance furthermore reduces luminous reflections on the front side by 20 %.2

79% say ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV looks better than the best-selling blue light coating. 3

2 out of 3 of the wearers perceive glare reduction when driving with ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.4

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References
  • 1 Independently tested by COLTS Laboratories, Oldsmar FL, USA in 2017
  • 2 DuraVision Whitepaper; Based on luminous reflectance measurements conducted on coated 1.6 high-index lenses.
  • 3 External market research; Psyma. “Blue Light Lenses comparison.” n=300, April 2018
  • 4 ZEISS coatings. Internal wearer trial with 60 CZV employees in Germany, 2013; external wearer trial with 70 eye care professionals and consumers in Spain, 2014