The global pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another and the awareness of viruses has become inevitable. Known for optical superiority and precision lenses designed to give clear, comfortable vision and correct refractive errors, ZEISS has come up with an antimicrobial coating solution to address this growing concern.
This antiviral and antibacterial coating actively fights and kills 99.9% of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria on the surface of the lens1, helping to improve spectacle lens hygiene.
1 ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on spectacle lens surfaces. Source: Tested by ISO 21702:2019(E) for enveloped viruses and tested by ISO 22196:2011(E) for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Efficacy proven after 24 hours as defined by ISO standards.
ZEISS lenses with antiviral and antibacterial coating also provide full UV protection up to 400 nm.
Offers all the benefits of our most premium lens coating – ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. The antivirus coating is designed to feature low reflectance and the less visible blue residual reflex ZEISS is famous for. It is also optimised for high scratch resistance and your patients will find that its easy cleanability will provide anti-smudge glasses.
is how long the virus that causes COVID-19 can remain viable and infectious on plastic.2
of spectacle lens wearers agree that viruses can survive on spectacle lenses.3
ZEISS has come up with a solution to address this growing concern that will also help you get back to business by offering a product that is relevant for every patient. Offer the first anti-reflective, antivirus coating by ZEISS to serve today’s consumer needs. It can boost your reputation and attract more feet to your store. ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV is suitable for all ages, and available across all relevant Rx lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. You can prescribe it to your patients across all plastic lens material indices, whether you recommend clear lenses or other lens treatments.
In compliance with the established ISO standards for antiviral
or antibacterial testing by external laboratories and institutes located in China, Germany and Canada the product is tested and proven:
99,9 % of viruses and bacteria on the lens surface are killed with ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating.1
Up to 62 % of consumers intend to purchase this product if it is available.5
A proven antimicrobial agent built into a premium anti-reflective coating as well as new developments in vacuum deposition and materials science form the basis of this innovation.
The healing properties of silver have been known for centuries and are well established in science and medicine. ZEISS developed technology to incorporate this proven approach as another feature of the premium, anti-reflective coating so that viruses and bacteria that land on the lens surface are killed and inactivated.
Through a special vacuum coating process, silver is deposited on the surface of the lens at high temperatures. ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum contains embedded antimicrobial silver within the coating structure. The silver within the coating releases silver ions (Ag+). These silver ions deliver proven antiviral and antibacterial interaction on the lens surface.
This product will be made available on all RX lenses, where we offer DuraVision Platinum today.
You will be able to offer it across all lens designs, across all lens materials and your patients can either have it on clear lenses or any other lens treatments. This includes the new ZEISS BlueGuard Lenses.
We will follow with an offer of a specific FSV portfolio with DuraVision® AntiVirus Platinum UV.
ZEISS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of spectacle lenses, and is committed to delivering maximum precision and comfort. ZEISS designs and produces lenses, instruments and measurement systems, as well as retail concepts and technology services that continue to raise the bar in vision care.