ZEISS Sun Protection and Outdoor Lens solutions

An extensive portfolio for all sunglass wearers' needs.

The range of functional colours and treatments available from ZEISS covers special outdoor applications and provide wearers with maximum sun protection and enhanced visual contrast.

All ZEISS sun protection lenses provide reliable protection against UV radiation.

Protection against UV radiation

Reduces glare

Provides specific solutions to different needs

A comprehensive sun portfolio

to address any outdoor lens need, all year round.


The ultimate solution for the city. The ZEISS Urban segment is characterised by looks and individual style. It’s dedicated to all the cosmopolitan sunglass wearers, for all seasons and light intensity levels. Ideal for those who want style, convenience and premium UV protection.

  • More than 50 tint colours
  • DuraVision® Mirror UV reflex coatings
  • DuraVision® Flash UV reflex coatings
  • ZEISS AdaptiveSun
  • ZEISS PhotoFusion


Appropriate light and glare protection for driving is a must. Sunglasses for driving require more than simple UV protection. Feeling safe and comfortable in challenging light conditions is one of the core needs of drivers.

ZEISS Active

Addresses consumer needs in challenging light conditions where protection and performance are key. Whether participating in leisure activities or performance sports, extreme outdoor light conditions mean that lenses have to be protected from the elements and still provide excellent dynamic vision.

  • Functional tints incl. ProGolf, Skylet® Fun and Skylet® Sport
  • DuraVision® Mirror UV active colours
  • Cosmetic Edge® Technology
  • ZEISS Polarised Lenses

Market research revealed:

Consumer needs and use of sunglasses show three major trends.

87 %

of consumers use sunglasses for casual events, formal occasions and to look fashionable.1

45 %

of sunglass wearers also wear sunglasses for driving.1

79 %

of consumers wear sunglasses for outdoor activities.1

ZEISS Urban: Where fashion meets function.

Spectacles are a fashion accessory that highlight the wearer's personal style. Every wearer wants to ultimately look good, while still enjoying optimum vision. Full UV protection is standard.

  • Vast range of tints – with 34 solid, 14 gradients, 4 double gradients and three Skylet colours. 
  • Wide variety of mirror coatings including the new DuraVision Flash coating.
  • PhotoFusion – clear self-tinting lenses
  • Adaptive Sun – smart sunglass lenses

ZEISS Drive: For a clear and sunny road ahead.

The answer to every driver’s needs. This is the perfect choice for medium to high light intensity.

Safety and comfort with:

  • Over 99% polarisation efficiency 
  • Skylet® high contrast tint 
  • The ultimate daytime driving lens: ZEISS DriveSafe with SkyPol Road

Compared to traditional sunglass lenses, Skylet® sunglass lenses display higher transmission in the region in which the eye is particularly sensitive (V λ = 555 nm). With the same level of light reduction as other lenses, Skylet® therefore appears to be subjectively brighter to the wearer, but provides the same protection against glare.

ZEISS Active: Sport Lenses for unlimited vision to fuel your customers ambitions.

Full eye protection and performance with:

  • Functional tints: for specific activities and for extreme light
  • A stylish look with the DuraVision® Mirror UV active colours 
  • Reduced edge thickness with Cosmetic Edge® Technology for ZEISS Sport lenses

Innovations behind ZEISS Sun Lenses

Technologies explained.


Special colour tints with selective absorption for higher contrast.


Polarisation filter with contrast enhancing Skylet® tinting.

Cosmetic Edge® Technology

Technology reduces the edge thickness by up to 30% in high prescription/minus lenses.

UVProtectTM Technology

A higher level of UV protection, which enables clear ZEISS lenses to block harmful UV rays up to 400 nm. This is the same standard of UV protection premium sunglasses provide.

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  • 1 GfK 2015 | OMO Optical Monitor Winter Trends 2014/15 March 1, 2015 – Simone Cornelsen, Giampaolo Falconio Source: Yougov Omnibus research, Feb2015