ZEISS PhotoFusion

ZEISS PhotoFusion

The self-tinting lenses that react fast to changing light.

PhotoFusion was created by ZEISS experts to meet consumers’ expectation of self-tinting lenses that darken and turn clear faster*. The introduction of PhotoFusion in 2011 has revolutionized the market for these kinds of lenses.

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  • Design

    State-of-the-art technology for strong performance

    Fast dark. Fast clear.

    PhotoFusion lenses adapt quickly to changing light conditions. The high- and mid-index lenses react up to 2 times faster* from dark to clear and up to 20% faster* from clear to dark than previous photochromic lenses by ZEISS.

    • Lenses darken to 15% T** in 15–30 seconds*
    • Lenses fade back to 70% T** in 5–10 minutes*

    Comfortable vision.

    Indoors the PhotoFusion lenses are very clear whereas outside they turn very dark in the sunlight.

    • Clear state: 92% T**
    • dark state: 11% T**

    T = transmission based on AR coated lenses.
    * Source: Global consumer study for Carl Zeiss Vision International July 2010, based on national representative samples in US, Brazil, Germany, Italy, UK, Australia and China.
    ** Average performance for 1.67, 1.6 and polycarbonate self-tinting lenses. Performance will vary according to material, temperature and light conditions.

  • Benefits

    Benefits for the wearer

    • Convenience
      PhotoFusion lenses adapt to changing light fast for more convenience in everyday use.
    • Comfortable vision
      PhotoFusion lenses are very clear indoors yet turn very dark outside in sunlight for excellent vision at all times.
    • Protection
      PhotoFusion lenses provide 100% protection against harmful solar UV rays.
    • Durability
      PhotoFusion lenses retain their self-tinting performance longer.
    • Color Consistency
      PhotoFusion lenses show excellent color consistency for an attractive appearance in any lens state.

    Consumers say**:

    • 9 out of 10 consumers rate the vision quality of PhotoFusion very good / good.
    • 4 out of 5 consumers are very satisfied / satisfied with PhotoFusion.
    • 83% of the respondents would recommend PhotoFusion to their friends or colleagues.

    Opticians say***:

    • 95% evaluate the performance of PhotoFusion as equal to or better than other self-tinting lenses.
    • 88% are very satisfied / satisfied with PhotoFusion lenses.
    • 79% top sellers say that they experience greater patient satisfaction with PhotoFusion lenses.

    ** Source: External consumer study, Germany, November 2012.
    *** Source: External study with opticians, US, January 2013.

  • Details

    PhotoFusion – a technical innovation

    The secret behind PhotoFusion technology is patented photo-active molecules that respond more efficiently to light energy, darkening up to 20% faster* than existing photochromic lenses by ZEISS and fading up to 2x faster*. By combining these molecules with lenses by ZEISS, it has been possible to design a new generation of powerful self-tinting lenses: ZEISS PhotoFusion.

    A new level in wearing comfort
    PhotoFusion lenses by ZEISS incorporate the most important features customers would expect from self-tinting lenses. They represent another step forward in wearing convenience and comfort in a high-quality ZEISS product wearers can trust.

    UV radiation & molecules
    Self-tinting lenses contain molecules that react to UV rays. When hit by UV rays, these molecules are unleashed, thus darkening the lens – the more intense the UV rays, the darker the lenses. Self-tinting lenses therefore adjust automatically to changing light conditions. And of course, whether the lenses are clear or dark, PhotoFusion always provides 100% solar UV protection.