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ZEISS DuraVision Coatings
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ZEISS DuraVision Coatings

Give your customers clear vision, great protection and an excellent appearance.

DuraVision® Premium Lens Coatings were designed by ZEISS, the inventors of anti-reflective coating technology.

ZEISS offer a range of anti-reflective, dirt resistant and easy to clean coatings, and lenses that come with full UV protection.

  • Durable and long lasting
  • Dirt resistant and easy to clean
  • Anti-reflective for greater visual clarity

Premium anti-reflective coatings

See better: more light entering the eye gives customers clearer vision, helping to reduce visual stress and unnecessary eye strain. 

Look better: the blue reflective coatings are more transparent, allowing for natural vision with less perceived reflections on the lenses. 

The DuraVision® Premium Coatings are available in different varieties of protection. 

  • DuraVision® Platinum UV 
  • DuraVision® Silver UV 
  • LotuTec 
Premium anti-reflective coatings
Composition of lens with various layers including ZEISS premium anti-reflective coating

Premium anti-reflective coatings

Thanks to DuraVision® technology, you can now offer your customers protection, clarity, easy care and durability.

  • DuraVision® BlueProtect UV: Blocking of potentially harmful blue light with durability and easy to clean.
  • DuraVision® Platinum UV: Highest clarity, toughness and easy to clean.
  • DuraVision® Silver UV: High clarity, scratch resistance and easy to clean.
  • LotuTec: Traditional green anti-reflex coating and easy to clean.
All ZEISS lenses come standard with UV protection from all sides. The graphic shows two solutions.

UV protection from all sides

  • Offer your customers true protection, by reducing the indirect UV light reflected into their eyes.
  • The coating not only offers direct light protection up to 400 nm with ZEISS UVProtect Technology, but also protects against the indirect light on the back surface of the lens.
  • Back surface UV protection is integrated as a standard feature in all premium ZEISS DuraVision Coatings, as well as the LotuTec Coating.
Illustration of a spectacle lens with and without anti-reflective coating
Illustration of a spectacle lens with and without anti-reflective coating

Outstanding anti-reflective properties

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

  • Higher luminance transmittance for even clearer vision.
  • Reduction in distracting reflections on the back surface by 20% for a more comfortable viewing experience.2
  • Reduced reflections on the front surface by 20% for a more appealing appearance.2
  • Increased light transmittance by the lens, resulting in even better vision.
llustration of a lens with and without ZEISS Coatings that influence the surface hardness
llustration of a lens with and without ZEISS Coatings that influence the surface hardness

Trust in the quality you prescribe

The multiple layers of DuraVision® Coatings ensure a more durable and tougher lens, courtesy of the superior hardness it offers.

  • 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 lenses2 and 35 % harder than AR-coated glass ZEISS lenses.3
  • DuraVision Platinum UV Lenses have an exceptionally high Bayer ratio of >10*, and it guarantees the hardest ZEISS lenses.
llustration of a lens with and without ZEISS Coatings which influence the surface's cleanability
llustration of a lens with and without ZEISS Coatings which influence the surface's cleanability

Offer your customers lenses that are easy to clean and keep clean

  • 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°).
llustration of a lens with and without ZEISS Lens Coatings that add an anti-static layer
llustration of a lens with and without ZEISS Lens Coatings that add an anti-static layer

Dust and dirt repellent

  • 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

Some viewing tasks require more than traditional AR coatings, for example driving at night, dawn or dusk, or in challenging weather conditions. Coatings that block specific wavelengths can reduce the overall visual stress perceived by customers.

Functional anti-reflective coatings
View of urban scenery through ZEISS lens that comes with anti-reflective lens coating

Functional anti-reflective coating for driving

“Glare” is the term used to describe the difficulty of seeing in bright light such as direct sunlight or artificial light. It can pose a safety risk, as it reduces the visibility of objects and the eye’s sensitivity to contrast. For this reason, your customers may struggle to see when car headlights create glare, especially when driving at night, in rain, mist or dusk.

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

Visualisation of how lens coatings can reduce glare by partially blocking blue rays

Reduced glare at night

  • Market research and scientific evidence both indicate that glare that may be perceived by your customers in traffic is linked in particular to LED and Xenon HID light sources. These are used in modern car lighting technology.
  • DuraVision® DriveSafe UV Coatings partially reflect the high energy wavelengths (blue rays) responsible for glare, and therefore reduce the perceived glare up to 64% compared to premium ZEISS Coatings.5

Only available on ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.

Illustration of ZEISS tinted lens with back and front lens coatings designed for sunlight

Premium sun coatings for tinted lenses

All tinted lenses with DuraVision® Mirror UV and DuraVision® Flash UV come with an anti-reflective coating on the back surface. This specific spectacle lens coating eliminates distracting reflections for uncompromised visual clarity and comfortable viewing. With ZEISS sun coatings you can offer your customers a fashionable solution at the same time.

Premium sun coatings for tinted lenses
Illustration of ZEISS tinted lens with back and front lens coatings designed for sunlight

Premium sun coatings for tinted lenses

Enhance your offering with our range of premium sun coatings for customers who prefer 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.
Illustration of 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%.6
  • Blueish residual colour.
Photograph of three sunglasses with mirror lens coatings in different colours (clear, yellow and blue)

DuraVision Mirror UV: For the latest fashion statement

We have a range of mirrors, specially designed for the fashion-conscious customer.*
  • 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.7
Photograph of fashionable sunglasses with special ZEISS front lens coating in magenta

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

Find the perfect colour and frame combination for your customers with our exciting tint colours.
  • Front surface coating with low residual reflex (< 10% on 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.

Blue light blocking for digital screen use

Your customers are exposed to potentially harmful blue-violet light on a daily basis, both outdoors and indoors. It is important for a lens prescription to include adequate blue light blocking depending on its intensity. ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect is a coating specially developed for people who spend a lot of their time indoors and are exposed to blue-violet light from LEDs as well as TV, computer or tablet screens.

Customer satisfaction proven with ZEISS DuraVision UV Coatings

ZEISS DuraVision UV Coatings have been tested thoroughly by authorities and internal wearer tests. The satisfaction with these coatings is guaranteed:
  • 35 %

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

  • 20 %

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

  • 79 %

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

  • 66 %

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

Premium anti-reflective coatings

DuraVision® Platinum UV
DuraVision® Silver UV
LotuTec
Scratch Resistant
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Anti Reflective
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UVProtect Material
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Back UV Protection
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Easy Clean
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Stays cleaner for longer

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Dust & Dirt Repellent

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BlueLight Blocking

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Residual reflection/colour

Blue
Blue
Green

(*) when combined with ZEISS BlueProtect

+ High perfomance  ++ Best in class performance 

Functional anti-reflective coatings

DuraVision® DriveSafe UV
DuraVision® BlueProtect UV
Scratch Resistant
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Anti Reflective
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BlueLight Blocking

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UVProtect Material
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Back UV Protection
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Easy Clean
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Easy to Clean
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Dust & Dirt Repellent

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Residual reflection/colour

Blue-purple
Blue-purple

+ High perfomance  ++ Best in class performance 

Premium sun anti-reflective coatings

DuraVision® Sun UV
DuraVision® Mirror UV
DuraVision® Flash UV
Scratch Resistant
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Anti Reflective on back surface
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Fashion mirror on front surface
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UVProtect Material
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Back UV Protection
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Easy Clean
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Easy to Clean
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Dust & Dirt Repellent

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Residual reflection/colour

Blue (Back surface)
Depends on selected colour
Depends on selected colour

+ High perfomance  ++ Best in class performance 

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  • 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

  • 5

    Glare Test Hella result showed that in 64% of tested subjects the DuraVision DriveSafe coating resulted in less discomfort glare than compared to ZEISS premium AR.

  • 6

    Only one side reflection of the back surface. ZEISS Internal analysis, data on file.

  • 7

    T&I measurement / calculation data on file. Colour Rendering Index (CRI) - DuraVision Flash UV changes colour perception only minimally compared to the same base lens without a coating. DuraVision Mirror UV changes the colour perception significantly. According to legal standards for minimum transmission for signal detection, DuraVision Flash UV does not cause significant enough changes to the base lens to render the lens unsuitable for driving, unless the base lens already is darker than 90% absorption, which is not suitable for driving already. Some DuraVision Mirror UV coatings may change transmission properties and therefore signal detection, rendering the lens unsuitable for driving.