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ZEISS Lenses with AntiVirus Coating

Kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.1

The latest innovation in the ZEISS vision portfolio, designed to provide clear, sharp and comfortable vision, as well as full UV protection, whilst being tough and easy to clean.6

Better spectacle lens hygiene

Full UV protection

Good-looking. Tough. Easy to clean.

ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV

is available on most Rx lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum.

It offers your patients the following:

Better spectacle lens hygiene

This antiviral and antibacterial coating actively fights and kills 99.9% of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria on the surface of the lens1, helping to improve spectacle lens hygiene.

1 ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on spectacle lens surfaces. Source: Tested by ISO 21702:2019(E) for enveloped viruses and tested by ISO 22196:2011(E) for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Efficacy proven after 24 hours as defined by ISO standards.

More protection

ZEISS lenses with antiviral and antibacterial coating also provide full UV protection up to 400 nm.6  

Good-looking. Tough. Easy to clean.

Offers all the benefits of our most premium lens coating – ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. The antivirus coating is designed to feature low reflectance and the less visible blue residual reflex ZEISS is famous for. It is also optimised for high scratch resistance and your patients will find that its easy cleanability will provide anti-smudge glasses.  

Several days

or longer is how long some viruses can remain viable on surfaces.

72 hours

is how long the virus that causes COVID-19 can remain viable and infectious on plastic.2

47 %

of spectacle lens wearers agree that viruses can survive on spectacle lenses.3

Touching can mean contamination

Bacteria and viruses are found on high-touch items, including spectacles. Lenses can be easily contaminated through direct contact and droplet spread.

Viruses can survive a long time

Some viruses remain viable on surfaces for anything from several hours to several days, while others can even remain infectious for 2 months or longer. Viral pathogens usually survive longer on non-porous materials (like plastic surfaces) than on porous materials like textiles.4

The virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can also survive on surfaces over time. A recent study suggests that the virus can remain viable and infectious up to 72 hours on stainless steel and plastic.2

High awareness

Your patients are becoming very aware of viruses and related spectacle lens hygiene. It is clear that antiviral and antibacterial coatings are top of mind and awareness is growing.  

ZEISS Lenses with DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV

Offer the first anti-reflective, antivirus coating by ZEISS to serve today’s consumer needs. It can boost your reputation and attract footfall to your practice. ZEISS DuraVision®  AntiVirus Platinum UV is suitable for all ages, and available across all relevant Rx lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. You can prescribe it to your patients across most plastic lens material indices, whether you recommend clear lenses or other lens treatments.

Tested and proven

In compliance with the established ISO standards for antiviral
or antibacterial testing by external laboratories and institutes located in China, Germany and Canada the product is tested and proven:

99,9% of viruses and bacteria on the lens surface are killed with ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating.1

Up to 62% of consumers intend to purchase this product if it is available.5

The technology of ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV

A proven antimicrobial agent built into a premium anti-reflective coating as well as new developments in vacuum deposition and materials science form the basis of this innovation.

Use of silver as antimicrobial agent

Silver is well established in science as a long-lasting antimicrobial (antiviral and antibacterial) agent. ZEISS developed technology to incorporate this proven approach as another feature of the premium, anti-reflective coating so that viruses and bacteria that land on the lens surface are killed and inactivated. 

Vacuum deposition and material science

Through a special vacuum coating process, silver is deposited on the surface of the lens at high temperatures.
ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum contains embedded antimicrobial silver within the coating structure.
The silver within the coating releases silver ions (Ag+). These silver ions deliver proven antiviral and antibacterial interaction on the lens surface.

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References

  • 1 ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on spectacle lens surfaces. Source: Tested by ISO 21702:2019(E) for enveloped viruses and tested by ISO 22196:2011(E) for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Efficacy proven after 24 hours as defined by ISO standards. Effect is limited to the size of the lens.
  • 2 A recent study suggests that the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can remain viable and infectious up to 72 hours on stainless steel and plastic. Source: van Doremalen N., Bushmaker T., Morris D.H., Holbrook M.G., Gamble A., Williamson B.N., Tamin A., Harcourt J.L., Thornburg N.J., Gerber S.I., Lloyd-Smith J.O., de Wit E., Munster V.J. (2020).Aeorsol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine, 382:16.
  • 3 Market research has shown that 47% of spectacle lens wearers agree that viruses could survive on spectacle lenses. Source: Consumer market research with N=4,239 spectacle lens wearers in 5 countries (CN, BR, US, DE, FR) conducted in September 2020.
  • 4 Some viruses usually remain viable on surfaces for several hours to several days, others can even remain infective on surfaces for 2 months or longer. Source: Boone & Gerba (2007). Significance of fomites in the spread of respiratory and enteric viral disease. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(6): 1687-1696; Thompson & Bennett (2017). Persistence of influenza on surfaces. Journal of Hospital Infection, 95:194–9.
  • 5 Up to 62% of consumers intend to purchase this product if it is available. Source: Consumer market research with N=4,239 spectacle lens wearers in 5 countries (CN, BR, US, DE, FR) conducted in September 2020.
  • 6 Full UV protection in all clear plastic ZEISS lenses, excluding CT25, S728 & Aphal RS 22.

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