Understanding Vision

Good vision is multi-faceted. Find out more about the basics of the way people see and what vision aids can help.

Sight is the most important of the five senses: The complex interaction between the brain and our eyes helps us see the world around us in all its detail throughout our lives. That’s why excellent vision is essential when it comes to ensuring a high quality of life. Glasses play a major role in helping us achieve this aim. Read on to learn all about the way people see and what that involves, including the anatomy of the eye, visual aids like eyeglasses, and diseases and visual impairments such as red-green color deficiency. We’ll also give you a few tips on eyeglass lenses. For instance, did you know that there are many different types of lens designs, lens tints and lens coatings, and that many people can see better if they wear customized glasses?

The right lenses for optimum vision

What lenses are best for what visual impairment?

Recognizing vision problems

Near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, etc.: What vision problems are there and how can we correct them?

The ZEISS Online Vision Check How well do you see contrast and colors? Check your vision quickly and easily here!
Colorblindness and eyeglass lenses: ZEISS Vision Stories What if we could change how we see the world?

Understanding Vision Aug 24, 2018

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How are eyeglass lenses manufactured? From plastic to glass lenses from ZEISS – everything you wanted to know about the production of eyeglass lenses.

Understanding Vision Mar 28, 2018

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Red-green color deficiency, red-green color blindness and total color blindness What are the different types of color blindness and deficiencies? And how do you recognize them?

Understanding Vision Nov 29, 2017

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The history of glasses From their origins as "reading stones" to lifestyle accessories.
Constant clear visibility thanks to state-of-the-art coatings Innovative eyeglass lens finishes that optimally protect your eyeglass lenses and increase your visual comfort
You might wonder - do I need to wear glasses? For some of us, it happens at a young age, while others notice a change in our mid-40s. When eyesight declines, eyeglasses customized by an expert can help restore your vision.
Plastic or Glass Lenses? Which material is best for which patient? Do your homework before you shop for glasses and you will enjoy better vision.
Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott – A Winning Team History of eyeglasses - They changed the world with their ideas.

Understanding Vision Oct 16, 2017

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My Vision Profile Determine your personal visual habits now and find your individualized lens solution.
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