Look for Z like ZEISS when you choose lenses

To me, all lenses look the same – how can I make sure I get ZEISS brand lenses?

Consumers have no trouble finding the names of manufacturers or brand logos of the frames of their glasses. Lenses, on the other hand, do not have logos that are instantly visible. Or do they? In fact, all ZEISS branded lenses have a Z on the glass to identify them as genuine ZEISS products.

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ZEISS lenses have to pass extremely tough inspections to ensure they comply with all Carl Zeiss Standards before they even leave our production sites. Consequently, we feel that every ZEISS branded lens should be identified by its trademark so that you, the customer, and your optometrist, can distinguish it from other lenses.


We laser engrave a tiny Z into all ZEISS branded lenses before they leave our laboratories. The Z icon is engraved into the surface of the lens. The entire process is touchless and places the logo into a precisely defined location. The laser operates at a wave length that ensures that the engraving is semi-transparent only so it will not interfere with the wearer’s vision. The ZEISS quality seal is visible only when you look at the lens, not when you look through it.


On bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses, the ZEISS laser engraving is placed in a position where it can still be easily identified once the glasses have been fitted into the frame by the optometrist. However, during the cutting process performed on single strength lenses, the required centring and cutting of the data may make the logo disappear once the lens has been dimensioned to fit the frame after the edging work is complete and you may no longer be able to see it. However, there is no need for concern. You can count on the fact that your optometrist has chosen ZEISS lenses. To make certain, he or she will give you an authenticity card that guarantees that your glasses are fitted with ZEISS lense.

What are the differences between ZEISS Lenses and generic lenses?

The Z icon is laser engraved.

The Z icon is laser engraved.

The subtle engraved ZEISS logo on your brand name lenses guarantees that you will enjoy optimum vision comfort. This state-of-the-art quality is achieved thanks to three unique technologies:


  • The purity of the raw materials materials thanks to in-house developed filter technologies
  • Premium selection guaranteed by particularly tough quality checks
  • Optimum light distribution thanks to innovative anti-reflective coating.


For those of you who would like to know all of the specifics that make our lenses so different we have provided an overview below:

  • Spectacles have to meet certain minimum requirements mandated by law: they have to have a CE label. ZEISS Lenses, on the other hand, are DIN EN ISO 9001/2000 certified. This certification extends far beyond the minimum requirements mandated by law and comprises superior quality standards that have to be met not only by the product, but also in terms staff qualifications. Our brand name lenses are produced only by trained personnel.
  • ZEISS warrants that optical impression quality is our first priority. It is more important than any other product criteria. At Carl Zeiss Vision, your perfect vision is priority one.
  • Our in-house test specifications are even more far-reaching than those stipulated in the standards.
  • Carl Zeiss Vision guarantees that ZEISS Lenses are adjusted only by qualified optometrists so that you can count on enjoying the benefits of an uninterrupted quality chain.
  • ZEISS Lenses are also available for special lens prescriptions. ZEISS offers a wide portfolio of options for individual prescriptions.
  • To be in a position to offer you customised lenses that meet all of your individual needs, our ZEISS Lens portfolio comprises a diverse and balanced range of choices.

What kind of warranties do ZEISS branded lenses offer?

For all brand name lenses ordered after 01/01/2002, Carl Zeiss Vision offers a warranty period of 24 months. Lenses that were ordered prior to the above date have warranty coverage for 12 months.

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