Maximum comfort with ultra-thin, super lightweight spectacles

Less is more! These tips are the key to getting ultra-light spectacle lenses and frames

The lighter spectacles are, the more comfortable they are to wear: Optimum comfort is achieved by making the frame and lenses as lightweight as possible. Modern manufacturing methods and extremely lightweight materials for lenses and frames have made it possible to produce spectacles that offer outstanding quality at an exceptionally...

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What's the difference between individualised spectacle lenses and "off-the-shelf" lenses?

How spectacles can help you regain natural vision.
You can't tell whether a spectacle lens is individualised or "off-the-shelf" by just looking at it. So where does the difference lie? Which spectacle wearers have the most to gain from individually...

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Ophthalmic optics today: How optical consultation has changed over the past 10 years

Volker Meyer and Heinrich Rath from Aalen University in Germany, spoke with BETTER VISION
In the 13th century Italian monks fashioned the predecessors of our modern spectacles from partially ground lenses made of beryl crystals found in the mountains. Much has changed since then with regard...

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How modern prescription spectacle lenses maximise your vision potential

In conversation with ZEISS on holistic eyeglass lens determination and prescription spectacle lenses optimised for binocular vision.
All spectacle wearers are familiar with sight tests or subjective refraction. The optometrist fits a trial frame and asks us to read letters, numbers or state the opening direction of rings in different...

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Facts to Know about Vision and Lenses

The information below will help you learn key facts about vision care, and how to optimize your vision through your lens and lens coating choices. Eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance...

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Tips for Selecting an Eye Doctor

Choosing an eye care professional is an important decision. Learn tips for selecting an eye doctor for an optimal vision experience. Choosing an eye doctor to maintain a lifetime of good vision is an...

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Questions to Ask at Your Next Eye Appointment

Going to the eye doctor should not be a one-way conversation. The important questions below can help you get the most out of your time with your eye care professional. Are all eyeglass lenses the same?...

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Are you over 40? Facts to Know About Age-Related Vision Changes

We all have things to pay closer attention to after age 40. Maintaining sharp vision can help us continue to see and experience life to the fullest. The information below will help you speak with your...

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A person's spectacles reflect their character

Choosing spectacles comes down to more than formal criteria – it's also a matter of type
They're not only a vision aid, but also a stylish accessory. Spectacles allow you to express your personality and emphasize your style. But what does a pair of spectacles say about someone’s type? We wanted...

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No face is symmetrical, and no two people's eyes are the same distance apart

Only after the spectacle frames have been precisely adjusted to the individual wearer can spectacle lenses perform to their full potential.
As children we discovered that the two sides of our faces are not same, i.e. they are not symmetrical. If you hold a mirror up vertically over the bridge of the nose, and look at a mirror image of each...

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ZEISS Progressive Individual2 with EyeFit technology: The most individual progressive lenses ever from ZEISS – a look behind the scenes

BETTER VISION asks Product Manager Manuela Dauner about the development of the new progressive lenses from ZEISS
Once again, Carl Zeiss Vision has launched an innovation in the area of customised progressive lenses. ZEISS Progressive Individual2 with EyeFit technology are the most individual progressive lenses...

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How should I take care of my prescription spectacle lenses?

If you take good care of your spectacles, you'll find it easier to keep everything in focus. Here are our tips
Today's modern prescription spectacle lenses really are a miracle of technology. If you want to enjoy your spectacles for as long as possible, it's not only important to take good care of them. It's also...

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Tips for buying spectacles: how to find the correct ones for you

Two things are important when buying new spectacles: optimum and relaxed vision as well as a great appearance.
Putting a lot of thought into the selection of new spectacles means that they will not only be eye-catching, but they will also reflect and become a part of your personality. Nowadays, it goes without...

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Old spectacle lenses – new spectacle frames Is that even possible?

If you no longer like your spectacle frames, but the lenses are still perfectly customized to your eyesight condition, how can the optician help you in your search for a new model?
Fashions change at an ever increasing pace. And we are not just talking about clothes and shoes here, the same goes for spectacle frames. If slimline models were the product to set spectacle wearers' pulses...

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The new spectacle frames with the perfect fit - eyes, nose, ears and character

The ErgoFlexx Individual spectacle frames from ZEISS can be individually selected for every face and every individual vision requirement.
ZEISS spectacle lenses already reflect the very special importance placed on the individual requirements of the wearer. Now ZEISS and Menrad have developed a unique system for assembling spectacle frames...

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Constant clear visibility thanks to high-tech coatings

Innovative spectacle lens finishes that optimally protect your spectacle lenses and increase your visual comfort
Obviously, we glasses wearers know that eyeglass lens coatings are important. Nowadays, it is almost taken for granted that a new pair of glasses will have antireflective eyeglass lenses and a hard coating....

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What sunglass lens type are you?

Or: Why does ZEISS offer so many different sunglass lenses?
According to a study conducted in the USA in 2008, three out of four people wear sunglasses to protect their eyes against direct sunlight. However, only one out of five wearers owns a pair of sunglasses...

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The Benefits of i.Scription® Lenses – An Interview with the Project Manager

A peek behind the scenes at Carl Zeiss Vision
The developments of i.Scription® and the i.Profiler® marked the latest innovation milestones in the production of lenses. i.Scription® aims at delivering a new quality of vision. In this article,...

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Exact fitting

Step 4: Did you know that lens fitting errors can reduce optical performance by up to 40%?
Did you know that lens fitting errors can reduce optical performance by up to 40%? Relaxed vision can only be achieved if the lenses are fitted to match the shape of your face, the position of your eyes,...

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Subjective Eye Test

Step 3: The subjective eye test provides accurate data for your precision lenses
You may already know this test: the subjective measurement of your eyes – also known as refraction– to obtain accurate data for your precision lenses. Different lenses are placed systematically in front...

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Your personal lens solution

The fifth and last step: Now it’s up to you to choose the best features for your precision lenses. It’s just like buying a car.
When preparing for your consultation with your optometrist, feel free to download a short questionnaire featuring all relevant details regarding your personal visual profile: Questionnaire “My individual...

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Precise Eye Measurement

Step 2: The i.Profiler® measures your eye and creates a unique profile, taking into account all specific properties and capturing them in an optical map.
In 2007, Carl Zeiss Vision introduced the revolutionary i.Profiler®. This breakthrough technology allows detailed measurement of your eyes and its properties and the creation of an optical map. No...

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Analysing your individual sight situation

Step 1: Your optometrist starts with a discussion of your personal visual behaviour and needs.
Each eye is unique. It has its very own visual properties and behavior. But so do you, and the things you do, like and dislike. Your optometrist needs to know not only what your new spectacles have to...

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Are you looking for perfect vision? Finding the right precision lenses for you

Getting in five steps to your customised ZEISS eyeglass lenses
Our eyes are our most important sense organ. They are our portal to the world, they let us see, grasp and experience colors, contrasts, light and dark, both close-up and in the distance. And since each...

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Patent Protection for i.Scription®

Innovative ZEISS Spectacle Optimisation Revolutionises the Market
Carl Zeiss Vision has secured critical patent protection for its i.Scription® eye glass optimisation. This optimisation utilises a significantly more extensive and fine tuned analysis of vision problems...

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Improved vision = improved quality of life

Not all spectacles are equal
It is one of the common truths that small things and intricate details often make a noticeable difference. This also applies to spectacles. Some important features distinguish simple glasses from a premium...

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How do I find the perfect frame for my face?

Tips that will help you choose the perfect pair of glasses
Lots of choices can make decisions difficult: A good pair of glasses is an important investment. After all, you will have to and want to wear them for a long time. Most importantly, you want your glasses...

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Finding an Excellent Optometrist

Many people around the world have vision problems. If you are concerned about the health of your eyes, it is time to see an optometrist who will help you restore your 20/20 vision.
If you are already wearing glasses or need to get your first pair, your best foundation is a professional optometrist. Who is the perfect optometrist for your needs? In this article you will find helpful...

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Vision problems despite a new pair of glasses?

You may have to get used to your new glasses to get the most out of them
Your new spectacles look stylish and fit you perfectly. The only problem: You still cannot see sharply. You may wonder what might be wrong with them. Why is your vision not perfect despite your new spectacles?...

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Super thin, super lightweight, superb vision

Centre thickness optimisation makes spectacle lenses even better: See better and look better
People who are in the market for a new pair of spectacles expect more than just stylish flair - above all, they expect the greatest wearing comfort. Plastic glasses are the reason why modern optometry...

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Which Frame for What Lens?

The perfect frame for excellent vision and a stylish look
Once you know what type of lenses you will need and you have chosen your enhancements, all you’ll need to do is choose your perfect frame. Not every pair of glasses is for everyone and of course you will...

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Life has too much to offer to see it through only one pair of glasses

If you are like most people, you probably have more than a single pair of shoes in your closet - but do you have a secondary pair of glasses?
There is no such thing as a perfect pair of spectacles. Some might think this statement is ridiculous. If you do, think again: Every situation in life, each activity and the ever changing weather – they...

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You might wonder - do I need to wear glasses?

For some of us, it happens at a young age, while others notice a change in their mid-40s. When eyesight declines, spectacles customised by an expert can help restore your vision.
You notice it suddenly – a decline in vision. The symptoms of declining vision can vary. For some people, it becomes difficult to read traffic signs quickly and from a distance. For others, they notice...

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The eyes of our children

When a child is born, it can see instantly. However, its visual acuity does have to develop over time.
The newborn’s eyes are beaming, a smile brightens up its face – those are among the most amazing moments for a mother as she holds her baby in her arms. At this stage the baby’s eyes are still developing...

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