ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

Help your customers to see every detail on the road – even in rain, mist or at dusk.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses are everyday lenses specifically designed to meet the visual needs of drivers. Design features and key technology enhance the wearer’s vision experience during the day or night while driving. Thanks to the DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating, the lenses help to reduce reflections and irritating glare, especially while driving at night.

  • Better vision in low light and poor weather conditions
  • Reduces perceived glare at night from oncoming cars or streetlights
  • Clear vision of the road, dashboard, rear-view mirror and side mirrors

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses For safe and reliable vision while driving.

  • 83%

    On average, 83% of spectacle lens wearers use their glasses for driving.1

  • 1758

    Number of road accidents caused by external factors  that affect vision like rain, sleet, snow,  fog  and dazzling headlights, in Great Britain (UK) in 2017.2

  • 40%

    of road accidents occur at night.3

  • 72%

    of spectacle wearers who drive are interested in an everyday lens solution, specially designed  for driving.1

  • 97%

    of drivers felt that  DriveSafe  Lenses  satisfied their needs.4  

  • 94%

    of wearers felt satisfied wearing  DriveSafe Lenses  during  everyday tasks.4

Driving can be challenging.

No matter how far the distance, good vision is vital for safety as well as comfort. However, driving in certain circumstances can be challenging to anyone, especially when wearing  glasses.

For this reason, good vision is vital for comfort and safety on the road regardless of the travel distance.

Driving can be challenging.

Main visual challenges when driving.

Many of your customers may feel insecure,  uncomfortable  and stressed when driving. In market research studies, we identified the three most demanding visual challenges people experience on the road.

  • Poor visibility in low-light conditions such as rain, dusk or at night

    Poor visibility in low-light conditions such as rain, dusk or at night.

  • Glare from oncoming cars at night and dazzle from wet roads

    Glare from oncoming cars at night and dazzle from wet roads.

  • Difficulty in refocusing when the eyes alternate between the dashboard and the road ahead

    Difficulty in refocusing when the eyes alternate between the dashboard and the road ahead.

View thorugh ZEISS DriveSafe Lens to dark street

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses offer a new category of lenses suited to driving as well as day-to-day use.

It is specifically designed to meet the vision needs of customers who want to feel safer and more comfortable when driving with their everyday lenses.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses offer strong consumer benefits.
The image shows poor visibility in low-light conditions on a street. The point of view is the interior of a car as seen through a spectacle lens.

ZEISS Luminance Design™ Technology (LDT)

Better vision in low-light conditions for safer and more comfortable driving  thanks  to ZEISS Luminance Design™ Technology (LDT), which  takes into account  different light conditions and pupil sizes for natural vision at all times.  

The image shows the view through a driving lens, visualising the effects of DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating.

DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating

Reduced glare at night from oncoming cars or streetlights with the help of  DuraVision®  DriveSafe  Coating. It partially reflects  the wavelengths responsible for unclear vision,  discomfort  and irritation, resulting in less perceived glare up to 64%.5

An image of a car interior with a woman sitting at the driver's seat.

Optimised Distance and Intermediate Viewing Zones

ZEISS developed the new  DriveSafe  Progressive Lenses with optimised distance and intermediate viewing zones, reducing the need for horizontal head movement and making it easier  for  customers to quickly refocus between the road,  dashboard  and mirrors.

Customer satisfaction with ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.

To verify that ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses fully meet customer expectations, ZEISS conducted real-life wearer trials.
  • 64%

    With ZEISS  DriveSafe  Lenses  perceived glare is reduced up to 64%.5

  • 97%

    97% of drivers felt that  DriveSafe  Lenses  satisfied their needs.4

  • 94%

    94% of wearers felt satisfied wearing  DriveSafe  Lenses  in everyday tasks,  e.g.  working in the office.4

Innovations behind ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses Technology explained.

  • ZEISS Luminance Design Technology

    Technology that  takes  the pupil size for driving in mesopic conditions  into account,  and  optimises  the lens design accordingly (5.0mm in single vision lenses and 4.3mm in progressive lenses).

  • ZEISS DuraVision DriveSafe

    DuraVision®  DriveSafe  Coating is an anti-reflective coating that partially reflects specific wavelengths responsible for glare.  

  • ZEISS DriveSafe Lens Design6

    Optimised  distance and intermediate viewing zones, reducing the need for horizontal head movement. Providing up to 43% larger* mid-distance and up to 14% larger* far-distance vision zones.7

  • ZEISS UVProtect Technology

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

  • ZEISS FaceFit Technology

    Matches the unique facial anatomy for full potential of lens zones.  

  • ZEISS FrameFit+Technology

    Optimised  lens performance in any frame.6

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  • 1

    Market research study with 36 ECPs and 480 consumers in the US and Germany/August 2013.

  • 2

    Statista, Road accidents caused by external sight factors in Great Britain 2017, by severity Published by Statista Research Department, Feb 21, 2020.

  • 3

    1 DfT (2016) ‘Reported casualties all days, by severity, road user type and hour of day, Great Britain, 2015’. URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras30-reported-casualties-in-road-accidents Date Accessed: 02/06/2017

  • 4

    Internal wearer trial (CZV employees in Germany) with 50 subjects, external wearer trial (eye care professionals and consumers in Spain), consisting of 60 subjects, 2014.

  • 5

    Glare Test Hella result showed that in 64% of tested subjects the DuraVision DriveSafe coating resulted in less discomfort glare than compared to ZEISS premium AR.

  • 6

    DriveSafe lens Design and Framefit + Tech are only applicable to progressive lenses.

  • 7

    * Compared to ZEISS premium progressive lenses.