Full UV Protection in all ZEISS Lenses

ZEISS lenses offer full UV protection up to 400 nm with ZEISS UVProtect.


This press kit is a bundled source of information for journalists, bloggers and other multipliers about ultraviolet radiation and ZEISS UVProtect:

UV radiation is a risk for the eyes. Since early 2018, all clear ZEISS plastic eyeglass lenses have come standard with ZEISS UVProtect technology. Just like a good pair of sunglasses, it delivers protection against UV radiation up to 400 nm. That’s because UV rays are all around us, they’re even reflected and scattered in the shade. We need to raise awareness about eye health and UV radiation: one study by ZEISS shows that many consumers don’t know that clear lenses can also provide full protection. After all, dermatologists claim that UV radiation can also damage the skin, particularly the face. ZEISS lenses also help protect the sensitive tissue around the eyes. 


Press Texts

A Comparison of UV Protection in Clear Eyeglass Lenses

Study shows that UV absorbers in the lens material, such as with ZEISS UVProtect, have the greatest impact

Press Release about UV protection

3 Apr 2019

ZEISS and MDSolarScience Partner to educate Consumers

Partnership showing the importance of full UV protection for both the skin and the eyes

Press Release about Partnership

20 Mar 2019

ZEISS and the American Cancer Society Partner to Increase Awareness

The partnership will help raise funds for the ACS mission to fight cancer from every angle.

Press Release about Partnership

20 Mar 2019

Protection against Harmful UV Radiation for the Eyes

Background Article by ZEISS Expert Dr. Christian Lappe

Technical Article

18 Feb 2019

Putting sunscreen around your eyes? Opt for a pair of glasses instead!

The two sides of sunlight and how adults and kids can be protected

Press Release about UV protection

15 Feb 2019

ZEISS UVProtect Technology shortlisted for Optician ‘Lens Product of the Year’ Award

An Award for products that have made an impact during the past year.

Press Release about Award

13 Feb 2019

ZEISS UVProtect Technology wins AOP Product of the Year Award

This year’s awards attracted over 20,000 votes from both optical professionals and patients.

Press Release about Award

14 Jan 2019

UV Protection: All Day, Every Day

All you need to know about UV radiation and the ZEISS UVProtect technology

Fact Sheet

7 Jul 2018

ZEISS Eyeglass Lenses Available with Full UV Protection Beginning in 2018

In the future, clear organic ZEISS lenses will offer full UV protection: ZEISS UVProtect also covers the range between 380 and 400 nanometers.

Press Release about Product Launch

30 Jun 2018

The Underestimated Risk of UV

Scattered Radiation

Swiss scientists from the University of Lausanne suggested that such measures simply aren’t enough to counteract the ...

29 Jun 2018

A dermatologist tells us why UV protection keeps us looking good for longer

Smile lines are endearing, but as soon as we hit our mid-20s these wrinkles are clearer to see, even when we have not...

26 Jun 2018

When it comes to UV Protection consumers don't think of clear lenses

Most people only think about sunglasses when they think of UV protection

Market Research Report

15 Jun 2018

UV Rays and Healthy Eyes

UV radiation comes with its own set of risks. But what does the sun’s high-energy radiation have to do with our eye health?

Watch blogger and health-conscious adventurer Friederike Franze, or Freedi for short, as she embarks on a journey through Tenerife’s impressive landscape – and finds out where the sun is at its strongest. She meets Hanna Strecker, a physicist at the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, and an employee working on Europe’s largest solar telescope GREGOR at the Teide Observatory, as well as Dr. Katharina Rifai, neuroscientist and physicist at the ZEISS Vision Science Lab at the University of Tübingen. As she explores, Freedi finds out what UV radiation is, where it occurs and how she can protect herself and especially her eyes from it, even with clear glasses. Prof. Dr. Albert Augustin also explains how UV radiation can affect our eye health. (IAC)

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Clear Lenses with full UV protection
Infographic: The Underestimated Risk of UV: Scattered Radiation
Even in the shadow you should protect your eyes against UV radiation.
People who protect their skin properly definitely have something to smile about © Freiseindesign
People who protect their skin properly definitely have something to smile about
The dark side of the sun: skin damage and cancer
The dark side of the sun: skin damage and cancer
ZEISS UVProtect Infographic
ZEISS UVProtect Technology wins AOP Product of the Year Award
ZEISS UVProtect Technology wins AOP Product of the Year Award

Expert Interviews

Understanding Sunlight

Interview with Hanna Strecker

UV Radiation

Why You Should Always Protect Your Eyes

Interview with Prof. Albert Augustin

UV Radiation

Easy Ways to Protect Your Eyes

Interview with Dr. Katharina Rifai

Get in Touch with Us

Joachim Kuss
Head of Communications: General topics and Sustainability
Mail: joachim .kuss @zeiss .com

Phone: +49 (0) 151 42112288

Julia Baier
International PR: Instruments, Tools and Digitalization
Mail: julia .baier @zeiss .com

Phone: +49 (0) 7361 591 400

Maria Conrad
International PR: Eyeglass Lenses, Coatings and Materials
Mail: maria .conrad @zeiss .com

Phone: +49 (0) 7361 591 1378