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Better vision with a new pair of glasses.

Better vision with a new pair of glasses.

What's important for tailor-made glasses? Knowing how a patient's eyes interact.

Dirk Siemsen is a qualified optician and owner of mahrt und hoerning in Göttingen (Germany). His new patient had been wearing glasses for more than 30 years. She had problems with her night and 3D vision, complained of light sensitivity during the day and was nearsighted. Unfortunately, none of her glasses had thus far...

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Do progressive lenses work for hunters?

Do progressive lenses work for hunters?

Here's what your glasses can do for you when hunting.
"Progressive lenses and hunting? A contradiction in terms!" We've collected a few tips to show you that this is not a contradiction and how you can learn to love your hunting glasses.  

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Only your glasses can do that!

Only your glasses can do that!

Contact lenses are a very good alternative to glasses – yet there are still a few vision solutions that are only possible with good ol' glasses.
Eyeglass lenses and contact lenses are able to do more and more. By constantly becoming more precise and individualized, both of these vision solutions can now compensate even more effectively for...

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Computer glasses: just the thing for the workplace

10 tips for your new computer glasses
Computers and many different kinds of electronic displays are increasingly becoming an integral part of our everyday working and private lives. They play a dominant role in practically every occupation...

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The best eyeglass lenses for driving - Reach your destination safely

Customized lenses for driving make driving not only more relaxing, but also increase safety significantly. But what do consumers have to bear in mind when buying glasses for driving?
Every time we drive, our eyes are called on to do a big job: seeing in conditions like poor light, blinding sunlight, fog, wet or reflective roads - not to mention the many other cars, signs and information...

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15 Years of Individualized Lenses with Freeform Technology from ZEISS

Something everyone thought impossible in the past: progressive lenses that are as individual as their wearers are now the measure of all things.
May 12, 2000 was a milestone in the history of eyeglass lenses: the first progressive lenses that could be fitted for each individual wearer were born – Gradal® Individual from ZEISS. This technology...

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Distance Glasses and Reading Glasses

What are the key points to remember when choosing single-vision lenses?
Reading and distance glasses are the most common ways of improving vision. So what is it that makes these single-vision lenses so special? And what are the key points to remember when choosing the best...

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The secret behind the perfect eyeglass lens design

A lot of experience, mathematics and exact knowledge of the eyeglass wearer’s needs are required to provide a tailored solution
What do you think? Which product incorporates more optical knowhow – an eyeglass lens or a modern high-performance camera lens containing five individual optical elements? Camera lenses would be the immediate...

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The Perfect Glasses for Golfers

The key to a better handicap
Blinding sunlight, breaks on the green, frequent changes between light and shadow, harsh contrast: the golf course poses many challenges that standard glasses and sunglasses cannot meet. For perfect visibility...

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What's the difference between individualized eyeglass lenses and off-the-shelf lenses?

How eyeglasses can help you regain natural vision.
You can't tell if a lens is individualized or off-the-shelf by just looking at it. So what is the difference? Which eyeglass wearers have the most to gain from individually optimized lenses? BETTER VISION...

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Glasses for Pilots – Perfect Vision Even Above the Clouds

Whether professional or amateur, pilots need glasses that allow them to see clearly, even in extreme lighting and weather conditions.
Glasses for pilots have a demanding job: more so than in almost any other application, they have to perfectly optimize the wearer's vision and compensate for extreme visibility conditions. For sailing,...

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Glasses for Water Sports

Whether you like sailing, surfing, diving or swimming, what's the secret to choosing a great pair of water sports glasses?
Spray and salt water, extreme reflections and constantly changing light are just some of the challenges faced by sports eyewear designers in their quest to provide perfect vision for people who enjoy water...

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Glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery – what's right for you?

Around half the population has a vision problem of some kind. However, these conditions are now easy to correct since there is a suitable solution for virtually each one.
The eye is our most important sensory organ. Medicine still has not found a way to prevent the natural deterioration of our eyesight. However, glasses, contact lenses or surgery make it possible for almost...

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Perfect Vision When Cycling: What Eyeglass Lenses are Best for Cyclists?

Speed, changing light conditions and airborne particles present special challenges to glasses for cycling: here are some tips from BETTER VISION.
Whether you're a professional cyclist or you just cycle for fun, a good pair of sports glasses is essential while cycling. High speeds on tarmac or off-road, frequently changing light conditions from bright...

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

Only after the glasses frames have been precisely adjusted to the individual wearer can the lenses perform to their full potential.
As children we discover 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 yournose and look at a mirror image of each of...

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Why a second pair of glasses is worth it

There are many situations that make a second pair of eyeglasses the most important accessory you can have.
Not a luxury, but rather very smart: a second pair of glasses makes sense not only if you want to change your look, but also in case you misplace or forget your main pair. For those with presbyopia or...

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Why Sunglasses Are So Important in Winter

Glare from ice and snow makes sunglasses an essential accessory during the cold winter months
Hat, gloves, scarf: when we think of winter, all of these essential accessories come to mind. But relatively few people think to add sunglasses to that list. Sunglasses are more of a summer accessory,...

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Taking Photos with Glasses

Brilliant photos or successful snapshots are no problem for eyeglass wearers
When taking pictures, every photographer naturally tries to look as closely as possible through the viewfinder in order to get the best shot. This is not possible for eyeglass wearers. Nevertheless, taking...

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Tips for better wearing comfort of progressive lenses

Everyone can quickly get used to perfectly adjusted progressive lenses.
They have three invisible zones that allow easy viewing transition between zones - allowing sharp vision from near to far in one lens. Progressive lenses are designed using state-of-the-art optical technology,...

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Eyeglasses for managers – top quality lenses and frames with great customized visual comfort

Respectability, elegance and maximum functionality – glasses for people in managerial positions have a lot to live up to.
From a meeting at your desk, checking email on a smartphone, driving quickly to the airport, a customer presentation after a two-hour flight and then back again--along with a mobile phone, laptop and briefcase,...

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More than Just Cool: Sun Protection for Children's Eyes

Sunglasses can be pretty cool - even on children. However, protecting your child's sensitive eyes is more important than looking cool.
Whether you're vacationing at the beach or relaxing in your garden at home – when the sun is shining, kids love to play outside. Most parents remember to put sunscreen and sunhats on their children, but...

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Constant clear visibility thanks to high-tech coatings

Innovative eyeglass lens finishes that optimally protect your eyeglass 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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Better Quality of Life and More Independence: Better Vision with Low Vision Devices

What are the options when even glasses are no longer enough?
Whether through an illness, an accident or with age, low vision is something that can happen to any of us at any time. Individually fitted low vision devices can help wearers see better and bring...

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The Right Lenses for Motorcyclists and Convertible Drivers

More traffic safety: enjoy driving with the right glasses
Among the many pleasures that herald the arrival of spring are not only the first warm rays of sunshine and the blossoming wonders of nature, but also the increased number of convertibles and motorbikes...

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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
We’ve all heard stories about the trouble people have getting used to their new progressive lenses – dizziness, headaches, neck strain and fatigue... and, of course, the risk of tripping when climbing...

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Not all sunglasses are the same

UV protection, tinting, polarizing lenses or special solar protection for sports activities – customized sunglasses offer all options
Did you know that a stylish frame is not the only thing you should look for when you buy a pair of sunglasses? First and foremost, make sure you get premium-quality lenses that are customized for your...

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Wintertime – Time for Reading

The perfect pair of reading glasses will make your favorite mystery even more intriguing
Winter is still all around us: the wet and cold weather will chill you to the bone; there’s snow and rain; night time creeps in early. Hardly anyone feels inclined to go outdoors. After all, it is so much...

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The perfect lenses for optimum vision

A vision test will reveal the visual defects that a person has. Based on these results, the eye care professional is in a position to prescribe the optimum lenses that will enable the patient to regain sharp vision
Single-vision lenses These lenses have a uniform corrective effect over the entire surface of the lens. They facilitate sharp and relaxed vision for the eyeglass wearer at all distances. The eye itself...

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Steer Your Way to Clear Night Vision

Take no chances when it comes to traffic safety.
The transition periods of autumn and winter are particularly hard on our eyes: The sun hangs low in the sky in the mornings and early evenings, darkness sets in earlier; long twilight phases and frequent...

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Lens Coatings: Anti-Reflection, Clean Coat, Etc.

Beyond tinted lens technology – today’s lens coating options
Lens coating: This technique warrants crystal-clear vision in any weather, repels dirt, and simplifies lens maintenance. It can even enhance the cosmetic appearance of your glasses. Coatings for eyeglass...

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How are lenses made?

The process of manufacturing lenses – the key component of every pair of eyeglasses
Whether they are made from glass or plastic, optical lenses undergo a complex process before they are placed into an eyeglass frame. Here are some insights into the development of a product some consider...

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The History of Eyeglasses

The first visual aid was invented around 700 years ago
These days, it is a matter of course: When your vision deteriorates and your eyes grow weaker, you go to your eye doctor and have a pair of glasses made. But this was not always the case: It wasn’t until...

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Super Thin, Super Lightweight, Superb Vision

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

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Surgery in Lieu of Glasses?

Enjoy excellent vision again without glasses – this is what laser surgery promises. But beware: The procedure does have inherent risks
Many people who suffer from visual impairments get very excited when they hear commercials hailing laser eye surgery as totally risk-free. For patients whose vision is so poor that they can only perceive...

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Contact Lenses or Glasses?

Both are a good choice. It’s really a matter of taste – and what’s good for your eyes
Whether you’re kissing someone, playing ball sports or riding a horse: eyeglass frames do tend to get in the way sometimes. Your lenses may get all fogged up, which can spoil a romantic moment. For this...

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Plastic or Glass Lenses?

Which material is best for which patient? Do your homework before you shop for glasses and you will enjoy better vision.
Eye care professionals ask this basic question every time they fit someone with a pair of glasses: Do you prefer plastic or glass lenses? When you decide, remember that your glasses should be sturdy, attractive,...

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Which Frame for Which 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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Progressive Lenses – Small Masterpieces

Perfect lens design creates the ideal customized vision aid for people with vision problems
Convenient and precise vision – at a distance, close-up and in all transition ranges: Progressive lenses provide the best solution for vision  problems. However, they are also one of the most complex...

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Hot Trend: Colored Lenses

How to go color crazy with shaded lenses
Colored or shaded lenses have been on the market for quite some time. Fashion trends drive this product and the available palette covers an impressive spectrum. This article provides insights into how...

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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 second pair of glasses?
There is no such thing as a perfect pair of glasses. Some might think this statement is ridiculous. If you do, think again: Every situation in life, each activity and the ever changing weather – they all...

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Giving Children Perfect Vision

Children’s glasses have to meet demanding standards
Children’s glasses have to be tough and withstand activities such as sports, school, and playtime. A child’s glasses should be unbreakable, flexible and as lightweight as possible.

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Polarized lenses – better vision

Versatile lenses for sunglasses, driving and many other uses
Skiers, pilots and water sports enthusiasts are sold on them. However, these lenses are also excellent solutions for virtually anyone who wears glasses: lenses with polarizing effects.

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Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Sun Damage

Sunglasses are fashionable accessories, but more importantly they provide vital UV protection for your eyes
The rays of the sun give your mind, body and spirit the sense that you are on vacation and put a smile on your face. UV protection protects not only your skin, but also your eyes, and guarantees that you...

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Fashionably Sleek High Index Lenses

Better vision and great look thanks to extra-thin, super-lightweight, innovative lenses
People who need strong prescription glasses know this problem: The weaker the eyes, the thicker and heavier the required lenses. This creates cosmetic and other problems for near- and far-sighted patients....

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High Tech for Super-Sharp Customized Vision

Revolutionary technology yields further improvement in lenses
Even sharper, even better contrasts, even more brilliant – it sounds like a commercial for a high-end TV set. Yet we are talking about something very different. In fact, we are describing a revolutionary...

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Better Vision for Athletes

They definitely are not just fashionable: professional and amateur athletes alike benefit from special sports eyeglasses
Whether your passion is cross-country skiing, marathon running, tennis, cycling, jogging, golfing or lounging on the beach – if you want to make sure that your vision is at its best when you are engaged...

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You might be asking yourself if you need glasses.

For some of us, it happens at a young age, while others don’t notice a change until their mid-40s. When eyesight declines, eyeglasses customized 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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