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Simply see better with progressive lenses

The ZEISS range of progressive lenses is the perfect solution – even for first-time wearers

16 October 2019
  • Simply see better with progressive lenses

We’ve all heard stories about the trouble people have getting used to their new progressive lenses – dizziness, headaches, neckstrain and fatigue... and, of course, the risk of tripping when climbing stairs. Some people still don’t feel comfortable with their new glasses even after several weeks of wear. This is why first–time wearers in particular tend to shy away from progressive lenses. So, what exactly should you take into account if you are considering buying your first pair of progressive lenses?

It happens to all of us at some time.  Our eyes gradually lose their ability to read. Suddenly, we can neither read texts at close range nor recognise objects in the distance. It’s time to get a new pair of glasses with progressive lenses. These state-of-the-art lenses allow us to focus sharply on distant and close-up objects – and on everything in-between as well. This is all made possible by a  special lens design. However, as with all advanced products, the differences in quality are immense. After all, a good progressive lens can only perform optimally if it provides the wearer with totally relaxed and natural vision precisely tailored to his or her personal needs and visual performance.

Especially for patients purchasing their first pair of glasses it is important to receive a lens that provides immediate wearer tolerance and is good value for the money.

ZEISS offers four different types of progressive lenses, allowing your eye care professional to choose the  optimum lens for you  and with you. The process is much like buying a new car – you can choose from different levels of quality, depending on how high your prescription is for near and far vision and on the purposes for which you intend to use your new progressive lenses.

Visual solutions for the workplace after 40

Reading glasses provide a presbyopic wearer with clear close-up vision. Middle distance and long-range vision are blurred.
Reading lenses
Bifocal lenses provide a presbyopic wearer with sharp near and far vision. Clear middle distance vision is not possible.
Bifocal lenses
This office lens type provides clear vision from reading distance to a fixed M.I.D. of 200 cm.
Office lenses - near
This "indoor progressive" office lens type provides clear vision from reading distance up to a fixed M.I.D. of 400 cm.
Office lenses - room

You can always expect more if you choose ZEISS progressive lenses. Is that really true?

We definitely think so; after all we want you to be able to enjoy relaxed and natural vision thanks to your new lenses – just like in your younger days. For maximum visual comfort, four different factors are important, and ZEISS progressive lenses deliver on all of them:

  • Fastest possible adaptation and instant comfort (= the professionals call it spontaneous tolerance)
  • Gentle, infinite transition between the individual vision ranges
  • 20/20 visual clarity at every distance
  • Maximum utilisation of visual ranges: due to their progressive lens design and transitions between the ranges for near and distance vision, standard progressive lenses in particular feature visual zones that make it impossible for the wearer to enjoy optimal vision. The better the quality of your progressive lens, the smaller these zones become.

Ranges of progressive lenses

  • Precision Pure
  • Precision Plus
  • Precision Superb
  • Individual 2
  • Optimised for the eyes. The world’s first Digital Inside™ Technology responds to the increased digitalisation of our lifestyles. It provides strain-free, sharp vision on digital devices and good dynamic vision with fast focus at different distances.
    Precision Pure
  • Optimised for the eyes + frame. In a world of fast-changing fashion trends, unique Adaptation Control™ Technology including FrameFit+® provides freedom for the wearer to select any frame and achieve fast adaptation of their lenses.
    Precision Plus
  • Optimised for the eyes + frame + face The unique anatomy of every individual’s face is important. Taking into account the physiological position of wearer parameters allows an optimal match of the eye-lens-frame system and therefore full use of three-dimensional vision. FaceFit™ Technology optimises the vision zones based on the knowledge of the exact position of the eyes and the facial fit of the frame on the nose and ears.
    Precision Superb
  • Optimised for the eyes + frame + face + main daily activities. Developed with individual preferences and needs in mind. The IndividualFit™ Technology considers an individual’s main daily activities whilst Luminance Design™ Technology ensures pupil size optimisation – for best natural vision day and night.
    Individual 2

Nevertheless, no matter how much expertise goes into the development and production of spectacle lenses, the focus is always you – the person who actually wears the progressive lens. Everyone has their own needs and visual habits. This influences what you expect from your new glasses and also the price you pay for them. The first and foremost goal of your eye care professional is to find the perfect solution for you – regardless of whether you are looking for an attractively-priced pair of brand name glasses or tailored customised lenses.


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