ZEISS Sunlens

Lenses for sun protection

The art of seeing better

175 years of experience in optics

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components The ZEISS brand also meets the global demand for consumer products such as spectacle lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.


Our key numbers

The strengths that distiguish us

  • 175

    years of experience and innovations

  • 100%

    UV  protection

  • +3000

    lens tints

ZEISS Sunlens’ global reach

Serving the eyewear and sunglasses industry worldwide

ZEISS Sunlens is dedicated to the research, development and production of high-quality plano sunglasses lenses that offer consumers protection from the sun's rays as well as superior optical performance. With a long history of developing tints and coatings, ZEISS Sunlens offers one of the broadest range of products and services on the market.

The headquarter of ZEISS Sunlens is based in Italy (Castiglione Olona – Varese) and includes the R&D and manufacturing departments. The company also has a manufacturing plant in China (Guangzhou). Moreover, the wide commercial ZEISS network is present and active worldwide. Over the years, the goal of ZEISS Sunlens has always been to offer sunglasses lenses of the highest quality suitable for all environments, outdoor and indoor. ZEISS Sunlens wants to offer its business partners and consumers its values of quality, trust, performance, innovation, and creativity by becoming the undisputed, leading brand in the non-prescription eyewear market.

Main market and customers of ZEISS Sunlens

  • Fashion and luxury
    Being in step with trends, colours and mirrors is essential to fashion brands. ZEISS Sunlens is not only open to new developments but also looks to inspire brands with vibrant moodboards and storytelling.
    Customized tints or special coatings:  Our experts can make your vision a reality when it comes to special coatings or customized tints.
  • Sport
    ZEISS Sunlens' expertise in colour management gives fine-tuned vision for any sports activity, in all environments and light conditions. Whether you need lenses to wear at dusk on a golf course, or in the full sun during a fishing trip, our R&D team is constantly working on developing the perfect lenses.
  • Snow
    Vision is especially critical when snowboarding or skiing. For this reason ZEISS Sunlens relentlessly works on solutions for a safer ride and better visibility in the challenging altitude conditions.

Working as a ZEISS Sunlens Global Customer Service Manager means facing daily challenges to provide a service that always lives up to customer expectations.

Carmen Crespi

Global Customer Service Manager

To our customers, we give much more than just a product ... we offer a true visual experience.

Sabrina Malnati

Product Development Manager

Sustainability at ZEISS Sunlens

“Sustainability has always been a fundamental principle for ZEISS. A commitment to the common good and to finding solutions for key societal issues are part and parcel of the company’s ethos."

As a company owned by a foundation, sustainability and business success are inextricably linked at ZEISS. Sustainable value added is an integral component of the company's business activity, which focuses on innovative solutions that contribute to positive development in society and enable long-term, profitable growth.

As part of our sustainability strategy, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality in our own operations by 2025. In combination with the goal of switching to green power at our main sites worldwide by 2022, we are contributing to the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming below 2°C.

In order to make lens production as sustainable as possible, we continuously scrutinize and improve our production processes. We are developing methods that allow us to manufacture lenses with bio-based material input and replace outdated production equipment with energy-efficient devices.

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