Durability & care

ZEISS DuraVision lens coatings

Like superpowers for your glasses.

  • ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® coating placed on a glass pedestal surrounded by water, sand, beads and stone.
  • Do lens reflections hide your eyes from the world?
  • Do you really ever keep your glasses in their case?
  • Are you constantly annoyed by dirty, smudged glasses?

DuraVision® to the rescue.

We’ll reinforce your lenses with some thin invisible layers to make them durable and anti-reflective and keep them cleaner for longer. See and be seen clearly. Get a ZEISS DuraVision lens coating of your choice to enhance and protect your glasses.

From anti-reflective to hydrophobic, each of these coating layers provides unique benefits to your ZEISS lenses.

Discover the magic of advanced coating technology.

Lens coatings explained.
A schematic visual showing the types of coatings responsible for the different benefits of ZEISS DuraVision products: UV protection, durability, dirt resistance, anti-reflective and easy to clean.
Protective Back surface UV protection
A clear ZEISS lens with UV protection, partly in the shade and partly in the sun.

An additional anti-reflective layer on the back of your ZEISS lenses, reduces indirect light reflected into the eye to complement the protection offered by ZEISS UVProtect technology.

Strong Thermally cured hard coating
A ZEISS lens with a durable coating is covered in rough sand but still scratch-free.

Hard coating is a process in which a thin layer – designed to be more durable than the material of the lens itself – is applied to the surface of a lens to strengthen it and reduce the chances of scratches. It also increases the durability of the lens in combination with other coating layers.

Grime busting Anti-static layer
Small polystyrene balls are pushed away from a coated ZEISS lens thanks to its anti static properties. It does the same to dust and dirt.

An anti-static coating layer prevents particles from sticking to your lenses. It reduces dust and dirt build-up – to keep your vision clear and your glasses cleaner for longer.

Beautifying Anti-reflective coating stack
A lens with ZEISS Platinum coating is crystal clear with no reflections compared to the glass ball next to it.

An anti-reflective coating eliminates glare and reflections on your lenses, making them almost invisible. You’ll look more natural – and people can actually see your eyes. In addition, the anti-reflective coating helps reduce annoying reflections from lights, making it easier to see clearly in any environment.

Low Maintenance Water & oil repellent top coat
A water drop slides off a ZEISS lens with an easy clean coating.

An ultra-smooth clean coat forms a strong, protective layer on the surface of the lens to keep water, dirt, and oil from settling on the surface. It helps reduce smudging and makes the lens easy to clean.

Choose a fabulous finish for your specs.

Your clear ZEISS lenses come with a variety of DuraVision® coating options. Find a ZEISS anti-reflective coating that fits your vision needs, your lifestyle and your pocket.
  • Two pairs of glasses with ZEISS lenses that have the hardest ZEISS coating ever - DuraVision® Platinum. One pair of glasses leans against a crystal, the other lies flat on the ground. Both feature clear lenses with no bluish reflection.

    ZEISS DuraVision Platinum

    Our hardest-ever lens coating with just a barely-there blue reflection – for beautifully clear lenses that are tougher than they look.

    Platinum superpowers:
    • Improved clarity
    • Scratch and dirt resistance
    • UV protection from all sides
    • Superior durability
    • ZEISS’ signature subtle blue hue
    • Up to 50% fewer reflections1
  • Glasses with ZEISS lenses that have the DuraVision® Silver coating and show no reflections compared to the surrounding glass spheres.

    ZEISS DuraVision Silver

    Crystal-clear vision and the subtle ZEISS signature blue. Just not quite as hard as our DuraVision® Platinum coating.

    Silver superpowers:

    • Improved clarity
    • Scratch and dirt resistance
    • UV protection from all sides
    • ZEISS’ signature subtle blue hue
    • Up to 50% fewer reflections1
  • Glasses with ZEISS lenses that have DuraVision® Chrome coatings are placed on stone pedestals of different sizes.

    ZEISS DuraVision Chrome

    If a greenish hue won’t bug you, get the standard DuraVision® features at a slightly lower price.

    Chrome superpowers:

    • Improved clarity
    • Scratch and dirt resistance
    • UV protection from all sides
    • Superior durability
  • Two pairs of children's glasses with ZEISS lenses and DuraVision® kids coatings. The glasses are placed between transparent children's bricks.

    ZEISS DuraVision Kids

    The coating made for kid life – durable, easy to clean and won’t break the bank.

    DuraVision Kids superpowers:
    • Improved clarity
    • Scratch and dirt resistance
    • UV protection from all sides

Enjoy the DuraVision® difference.

Coat your worries away.
A small black bag from which headphones, mobile phone, keys, paper clips, pen, PC mouse, and glasses with ZEISS lenses equipped with DuraVision coatings have slipped out and are now lying half on the grey floor.

More than tough enough.

All ZEISS DuraVision coatings offer excellent scratch resistance. Make your glasses durable enough to withstand whatever life throws at them.

A pair of glasses with grey-blue frames and ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® coating lies on a white microfibre cloth.

Easy to clean – and cleaner for longer.

Worry less about smudges and streaks on your glasses – just a few simple swipes and you're all set. Spend less time trying to keep your glasses clean and more time looking great.

A picture with a slider showing a person wearing glasses. When you move the slider, you can see that ZEISS lenses with DuraVision coating are much less reflective..
A picture with a slider showing a person wearing glasses. When you move the slider, you can see that ZEISS lenses with DuraVision coating are much less reflective.

Reflections away, good looks to stay.

Your eyes don’t have to hide behind annoying reflections on your glasses. ZEISS anti-reflective coatings make your lenses practically invisible. They also prevent reflected light from messing with your eyesight.   

Glasses with ZEISS lenses and DuraVision® coatings that are half in the shade, half in the sun.

Protection from all sides.

Protecting your eyes from UV rays is essential for maintaining healthy vision and overall eye health. In addition to ZEISS UVProtect technology built into our standard lens material, we apply our anti-reflective coatings on both sides of each lens to take care of UV light reflected from the back surface of your glasses.

Sunglasses, blue light glasses, driving glasses – we’ve got them taken care of.

  • Three pairs of sunglasses with different coloured ZEISS sunglass lenses, featuring DuraVision Sun, DuraVision Mirror, and Flash Mirror coatings, visible on a white background with blue light reflection.

    Want to supercharge your sunnies?

    Especially designed for sunglasses, ZEISS DuraVision Sun protects your lenses and makes them easy to clean – without changing the way they look. You can also add a layer of wow with ZEISS DuraVision Mirror and Flash Mirror coatings. Make your sunglass lenses even more fashionable and functional.

  • Glasses that can be seen in bluish light and have ZEISS lenses with BlueGuard lens material. Only a very reduced bluish reflection is visible on the lenses.

    Looking for a blue light coating?

    DuraVision® BlueProtect is a good lens coating for computer use – but we have a better solution for you: Our ZEISS BlueGuard lens material offers even more protection and up to 50% fewer reflections. Choose any other ZEISS coating and look better on your video calls.

  • Darkness in which you can only see the front of a car with blinding headlights.

    Concerned about glare at night?

    If you spend a lot of time on the road and want a lens coating for night driving, have a look at ZEISS DriveSafe lenses. They feature an innovative coating especially developed to reduce the glare from headlights while driving at night.

Let’s recap.

Did you get it all?

Let’s make sure you’ve got everything covered.

Lens coatings add a finishing touch to your glasses, but you might have some more choices to make.   

Your eyes

Your optician will determine whether you need reading, distance or progressive glasses. ZEISS DuraVision premium lens coatings can further enhance your vision by reducing distracting reflections.

Your lifestyle

In addition to a lens coating of your choice, you can choose a lens design to suit your lifestyle. ZEISS SmartLife lenses are our best all-round option, while ZEISS DriveSafe lenses with their DuraVision® DriveSafe coating are great for those who spend a lot of time on the road.

Your face & frame

Did you know your face and frame can play a role in how well you see? They determine the size and position of your lenses. A little high-tech fine tuning with ZEISS technologies can adapt your lens optics to be one-of-a-kind.

Eye protection

ZEISS lenses come standard with full UV protection. If you want glasses that block blue light as well, we’ll add ZEISS BlueGuard technology to your clear or self-tinting lens material. It’s even better than our blue block coating and has fewer purple reflections.   

Thickness & weight

A good anti-reflective coating will make your eyes more visible to the world. But you also want your lenses to be thin and light. Ask your optician about our wide range of lens materials and indices – for glasses that look and feel as good as possible.   

Durability & care

With an entire family of DuraVision® lens coatings you can level up your ZEISS lenses with a host of added benefits. And ZEISS lens cleaning solutions make cleaning your glasses a breeze.   

Any questions?

  • Lens coatings are thin layers of specialized material placed on the lens surface to reduce reflection and glare and enhance them with a range of other benefits. These coatings are applied to the lens surface using a process called vacuum coating, where the lens is placed inside a vacuum chamber and a vaporized coatings are applied. To guarantee the hardness of vacuum-deposited ZEISS coatings, the lens surface is bombarded with ions for greater density. This considerably increases their hardness and scratch resistance.

  • While we offer different lens coatings to cater to different needs, ZEISS DuraVision Platinum is top of the range. Here’s why:

    • It’s our hardest-ever lens coating – for superior scratch-resistance and durability.
    • It will have your lenses look practically invisible – unlike many other coatings that have a prominent green or purple reflection.
    • It has all the other benefits of a good lens coating – making your glasses easy to care for and look new for longer.   
  • Absolutely. They offer a number of added benefits that can extend the life of your glasses and enhance your wearing experience. From helpful anti-reflective properties that combat glare to extra durability, scratch resistance, dirt repellence and more: Once you get a DuraVision® lens coating, you’ll never want to do without.   

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    Compared to ZEISS DuraVision Chrome: R% value of DVP 1.60 FSV 0.409% (single-side) compared to DVC 1.60 FSV 0.825% (single-side).