Health + Prevention

Improved vision = improved quality of life

Not all spectacles are equal

19 October 2020

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 quality, customised pair of glasses that delivers significant benefits. You may wonder how better glasses can also improve the quality of your life. Certainly, a budget priced pair of mass produced spectacles will restore your vision and is highly affordable. After you have had vision problems for a while, you will enjoy being able to see again. What more can you expect? Is even better vision an attainable goal?

  • Improved vision = improved quality of life

Yes, it is and it is indeed possible to achieve it. Your eyes actually deliver all of the optical information to the brain. In the brain the information is interpreted and converted into spatial visual impressions. Actually, the quality of the visual impression the brain generates is directly linked to the quality of the information it receives.

The perfect interaction of both eyes is of critical importance. The brain’s ability to create perfect three-dimensional images and its natural spatial perception of all life situations are contingent upon it.

"In the past, whenever I tried to watch TV lying on my side on the couch, I found it impossible to see the images on the screen clearly – they were all strangely distorted. My new pair of spectacles with premium quality ZEISS lenses has solved this problem. Now I can relax and watch TV from any position on the couch I find comfortable," says Manuela D., a severely nearsighted patient.

Our ability to perceive the depths of rooms as well as the size of and distances from objects correctly is contingent upon our spatial vision. However, every eye is just as unique as a fingerprint. This has to be factored into the equation when a pair of glasses is manufactured. In addition to conventional vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, innovative measuring devices have the capacity to also include more complex issues and can align the spectacles with the needs of the affected eye much more precisely.

As a result, patients receive spectacles that give them clearer, more brilliant vision and richer contrasts.

The big difference: progressive lens design

The optimum alignment of spectacles is particularly important for progressive or varifocal spectacles. Those who wear glasses with progressive power lenses to support both their close-up and distance eyesight require progressive lenses that are designed to interact optimally with the wearer‘s lines of vision across all individual lens ranges so that the visual impression generated is as perfect as it can be. Wearers of progressive lenses frequently suffer headaches or have difficulty climbing stairs. Opting for customised lenses can greatly enhance their quality of life. The benefits are evident in excellent depth perception as well as much more natural and more relaxed visual impressions. For the eyes this means a lot less stress and fatigue. Glasses of such superior quality are also much more comfortable.

Below we have listed some of the benefits of premium quality progressive lenses:

  • Natural spatial perception
    • Clear spatial vision at every distance thanks to the optimum alignment of progressive power lenses with all lines of vision
  • Expansive useable vision ranges
    • Up to 40% larger binocular vision ranges (simultaneous perception of the vision impressions of both eyes) than conventional varifocal spectacles
    • Extremely large distance range
    • Balanced intermediate vision in congruence with physiological needs
    • Large, sharp close-up vision – aligned with and calculated based on the individual needs of the wearer
  • High level of spontaneous enthusiasm evident in customers after first experience with their new progressive lenses
    • Patients get accustomed to these glasses quickly and easily

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 fi t 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

Did you know that a study by research institution Ifd-Allensbach determined that in 2008, only 49% of people asked in a leading European city were completely satisfied with their spectacles? Another 45% stated that they were generally satisfied, while 5% were not quite satisfied or not satisfied at all. A mere 1% claimed to be undecided. Carl Zeiss and its contract optometrists are working hard every day to make sure the number of completely satisfied customers increases substantially.


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