LotuTec®

The ZEISS lens coating for crystal-clear vision

LotuTec® is the innovative ZEISS spectacle lens coating that helps you to enjoy clear vision at all times. The water and grease-repellent coating displays a strong beading effect that significantly simplifies cleaning.

The Super ET broadband anti-reflective coating eliminates irritating glare and reflections. The hard coating makes the lens surface tougher.

The Lotus Effect on LotuTec®

Without LotuTec

Without LotuTec®

As with some plant leaves, fluid and dirt particles gather on the surface of the lens.

With LotuTec

With LotuTec®

As with lotus leaves, fluid and dirt simply drip or fall off the lens thanks to the Clean Coat of LotuTec®.

More than good durability
LotuTec® sets pioneering standards in durability. Wearers will enjoy a totally new experience in wearing comfort - thanks to the lotus effect of Clean Coat.

Principle invented by nature
A principle of nature inspired us to invent the outstanding Clean Coat - the lotus effect.

Simply clean - simple to clean
Fluid and dirt simply drip or fall off the lens. Cleaning and lens care are much easier if the lens does get dirty.

The benefits for the wearer

1. Robust
ZEISS lenses with LotuTec® AR coating are durable lenses as they are provided with a hard lacquer.

2. Dirt resistant
Thanks to the ultra-smooth Clean Coat, dust and lint do not adhere to the surface easily.

3. Very easy to clean
The super-slick Clean Coat makes lenses very easy to clean. Lenses with high contact angle repel oil and water more effectively.

4. Anti-reflective properties
Green reflection colour provides good anti-reflective properties.

LotuTec® provides the optimum coating for spectacle lenses

Surface and coating structure

  • Pre-treatment and compression through ion bombardment
  • Optimisation of internal stress

Hard coating

  • Optimally adapted to the base lens material and the coating structure
  • Strengthened by nano-particles

Super ET anti-reflection coating

  • Residual reflection with discreet, aquamarine colour
  • Very low reflectance
  • Excellent transparency of over 99 %

Clean Coat

  • water-repellent
  • dirt-repellent
  • oil-repellent
Coating structure of LotuTec

Coating structure of LotuTec®

  1. Hard coating, reinforced by nano-particles
  2. Adhesive layer with optimised formula
  3. Super ET anti-reflection coating, proven multilayer structure with outstanding transparency
  4. Clean Coat, extremely smooth, revolutionary lotus effect + optimisation of internal stress

Technological lead six times over

  • Innovative nano-technology
    Pre-treatment of lens surface through ion bombardment
  • Totally new production equipment
    An investment totalling millions of euros
  • Unique know-how
    Development exclusively for and with ZEISS
  • New coating design and material
    The materials originate in the semiconductor technology
  • State-of-the-art production processes
    New washing processes, new surface treatment
  • Revolutionary Clean Coat
    Unparalleled smooth coating surface
NEW! True UV protection
from all sides.

To offer patients true protection, ZEISS has developed an additional anti-reflective layer on the back of the lens, reducing the indirect light reflected into the eye and complementing the protection offered by ZEISS UVProtect Technology in all clear plastic lenses which blocks direct UV rays from the front.

More than 90% of UV radiation comes directly from the front. However, a minor part comes in indirectly from the sides and back. As some UV rays may be reflected onto the eye by the back surface of the lens, ZEISS antireflective coatings are designed to have low reflectance in the UV spectral range.

Back surface UV protection is now integrated as a standard feature into all premium ZEISS DuraVision coatings and the LotuTec coating.

Anti-reflective coatings with UV protection

ZEISS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eyeglass 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.

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