BioChrom™ is a new sunglass lens concept developed by ZEISS that is introducing a new dimension of eyewear. Colour becomes a performance technology that goes beyond vision and it can enhance how you feel.
BioChrom™ is the result of thorough studies in vision and neurosciences which are translated into a new generation of tinted sun lenses with a specific biological response.
Colour has a strong influence on our vision, it allows us to recognize objects and facilitates our visual memory. Scientific evidence suggests that colour has also a deeper effect that goes beyond vision, as it is connected to how we feel. In the eyewear market, tinted sunglass lenses are normally used to filter the harmful effects of sun light, enhance contrasts and offer better vision.
Besides protection and performance, ZEISS researches demonstrate that people want to feel good with sunglasses as well, whether they want to relax, get energized or improve their look.
With BioChrom™, a new dimension of eyewear is possible: a new technology that offers protection but also can positively impact your mood, performance and wellbeing.
ZEISS has created BioChrom™, a generation of sunglass lenses that goes beyond vision, where colour doesn’t only affect how we see, but also how we feel. BioChrom™ is a different way of thinking about eyewear: it is a fresh concept that explores the full power of the colour spectrum and research in vision and neurosciences.
Tinted sunglass lenses have become a performance technology that can enhance:
As a result, ZEISS designed 4 lens colours each one with a specific biological response:
BioChrom™ is the result of thorough studies in vision science and neurosciences to demonstrate the effects of colours and tinted lenses on vision and neurophysiological response.
The study was done in collaboration with two institutes:
- ZEISS Vision Science Lab, a research workgroup located in the Institute for Ophthalmic Research of the University of Tübingen, Germany.
- Behavior and BrainLab, the neuromarketing and consumer behavior research center of IULM University, Milan, Italy.
ZEISS Insights about colour and vision science and neuroscientific and psychophysiological studies suggest following biological effects:
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- Wakes up your mind and your body after a calm situation
- Revitalizes and recovers your mind and your body after an intense activity
- Delivers a sense of freshness
- Relaxes your mind and body when you have to face a stressful situation
- Reduces head stress
- Enhances creativity
- Strengthens attention and focus
- Improves response time
- Increases speed of reading
- Pumps up your mind and your body for a challenging situation
- Enhances your strengths and improves your performances
- Delivers a sense of excitement and increases emotional response