Lens material

Lens materials

for quality sunglasses

Driven by innovation and passion for eye care, the Research & Development department of ZEISS Sunlens in Italy puts in each lens a superior know-how and competence in optics, which is guaranteed by ZEISS Sunlens tests, in compliance with international standards:

  • ISO 12312-1
  • AS/NZS 1067
  • ANSI Z80.3

However, in order to offer more performing and safer lenses, ZEISS Sunlens has set specific tests and standards, through which every new product needs to undergo to be released on the market.

ZEISS Sunlens stringent tests aim to guarantee the trustworthiness of a quality lens which sees no rivals and differs from competitors, offering:

  • the greatest premium sun lenses and coatings resistance to scratches, impacts, stress etc.
  • the finest optical quality proper of the heritage of the Group in precision lenses

ZEISS Sunlens portfolio includes the following materials:

Materials main features Field of use Coloration type

Organic material 1.5 (e.g CR-39)

  • High optical quality and material pureness
  • Frame material compatibility with acetate, metals, injected
  • Tinting flexibility
  • Fashion
  • Lifestyle
  • Solid tint
  • Gradient: simple,
    double, triple

Polyamide sun lenses (PA)

  • High optical quality and material pureness
  • Easy edge, drill or profile: suitable for rimless frames
  • Maximum frame material compatibility with acetate, metals, horn and injected
  • Fashion
  • Sport
  • Solid tint
  • Gradient: simple,
    double, triple

Polycarbonate sun lenses (PC)

  • Impact resistance
  • Excellent scratch resistance thanks to our premium hard coating
  • Lifestyle
  • Sport
  • Solid tint
  • Gradient

Impacto - Improved thermoplastic grade material

  • Superior impact resistant (suitable for ballistic tests)
  • Excellent scratch resistance thanks to our premium hard coating
  • Sport
  • Safety
  • Military
  • Solid tint

Polarized sun lenses

Range of five polarized products with different positioning and field applications

  • Elimination of extreme glare for a safe and relaxed vision
  • Vision improvement
  • Lifestyle
  • Sport
  • Solid tint
  • Gradient: simple,
    double
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