What do you need to consider when buying glasses for jobs that require a good eye for detail? What eyeglass lenses are most suitable? What kind of eyeglass frames should be used? What kind of coatings are recommended? Ultimately, eyeglasses not only need to work well - they are a reflection of the wearer's personality and individuality.
If your job requires a good eye for detail, you need a precision vision solution: individually adapted glasses for work, close up, magnifying visual aids or progressive lenses tailored to your specific activity. BETTER VISION shows you an overview of our glasses, lenses, coatings and professional vision solutions for work.
Some jobs require very precise vision. Dentists and dental technicians work on microscopically small details of the teeth, watchmakers work on tiny gear components, and beauticians need a perfectly sharp view of their clients' complexion. Individually adapted glasses are the only way to meet these requirements. Glasses remain the most effective method of correcting vision problems. They can be best adapted to the eyes of the wearer - and support them with almost all their vision needs. Generally speaking, keeping the weight of glasses as low as possible is recommended, regardless of the job or purpose they are used for. To achieve this, eyeglass lenses and frames should be made of lightweight materials. The less you notice that you are wearing glasses, the more naturally and the less strenuously you will see things. Particularly in a working environment, this is a major benefit in terms of comfort. Moreover, thanks to the variety of modern eyeglass frames and lenses from ZEISS, the perfect glasses for a customer can be created easily.
One of the key factors in creating customized lenses for jobs requiring detailed vision is what is known as the “working distance.” Depending on the distance at which a jeweler works on jewelry, for example, an eye care professional can create eyeglass lenses optimized for this precise distance. Other specific features of the activity are also taken into account: are plastic or glass lenses more suitable? For example, eyeglass lenses made of highly refractive glass materials are recommended for jobs involving dealing with the public. These materials deflect light better and can therefore be used to produce thinner lenses. Tip: fashionable slim eyeglass lenses from ZEISS allow for a slim, aesthetic lens design even with extremely poor vision.
Almost as important as choosing the right eyeglass lens is selecting appropriate frames. The vision problem to be corrected plays a critical role here. Is a solution only required for distance? Or are progressive lenses needed? When it comes to glasses for work, the key recommendation is to choose a practical set of frames. They should be more robust than normal as not only do they rest on the nose, but they are also frequently placed on the desk or chair, where they can easily be damaged. Frames with a rim have proven extremely effective. The additional advantage of robust frames with a rim is that, unlike with rimless frames, the glasses can be put on and taken off quickly with one hand in an emergency. In many jobs, this is absolutely essential as at least one hand is normally being used when working - particularly in manual trades or dentistry. Tip: the latest special work lenses are ideal for seeing at close range and at medium distances (at your desk or on production machinery).
For our eyes, relaxation means vision without reflections or irritation. The key requirement for this, however, is high quality eyeglass lenses with an appropriate coating and customization to the wearer's personal requirements. In other words: the better the quality of the lenses and coating and the higher the level of adaptation, e.g., to the demands of the relevant job, the more relaxed our vision. ZEISS lens coatings such as CleanCoat or anti-static play an important role here. For activities involving a lot of contact with the public, we offer a range of state-of-the-art lens coatings that are anti-reflective and dirt repellent. Activities in offices with overhead lighting, for example, are hugely tiring without anti-reflective lenses, as the lights are reflected in the lenses and cause irritation of the eyes - in some cases, you can be tired long before the end of the working day. A similar situation occurs when driving at night, on your way home for example. Without anti-reflective lenses, we quickly find it tiring as all lights are reflected both on the windscreen and on our glasses. This is why, particularly when it comes to glasses for work, we recommend choosing the right anti-reflective coating, such as a high-end coating from ZEISS. Eyeglass lenses with a high-quality ZEISS coating are so smooth that dirt particles and water droplets find it difficult to adhere to them and simply roll off. This means that you can see more and feel more relaxed - while also looking more professional as there are no dust or dirt particles clouding your view behind the lenses. Yet another advantage of the latest lens coatings is that they can also make plastic lenses stronger. This means exceptionally lightweight yet very tough glasses can be produced. The options are so varied that there is an ideal solution for any job.
If you do not want work glasses or special magnifying visual aids, progressive lenses provide optimum adaptation to the various requirements of your job. In consultation with your eye doctor, we initially identify exactly what purposes the glasses will be used for and then adapt the lenses and the frames accordingly - they are customized like a tailored suit.
The crucial factor when choosing vision aids for jobs that need a detailed view: take the time to go for a personal consultation.
Essentially, the more individually and precisely customized glasses and lenses are, the better their tolerability. So it is important for anyone who is choosing glasses for their job to take their time and obtain detailed advice from their eye doctor about the demands of their work. How to find a good eye doctor.
Depending on requirements and demands, even perfectly customized glasses might not be enough for a job. For instance, where microscopically tiny objects require such precise handling by a precision mechanic, dentist or restorer that professional standard magnifying visual devices are needed, perhaps even with additional lighting. ZEISS precision loupes (such as the innovative G 2.5 TTL telescopic loupe) ensure precise, fatigue-free vision right down to the smallest detail, with Xeon illumination if required and up to four times magnification of the field of vision. Whether used by a dentist, an electrical engineer or a dermatologist, these professional precision loupes help ensure that nothing is missed.
Our eyes enjoy a bit of relaxation now and again. The following exercises can be done quickly and conveniently at work, and give our eyes a short but effective break.
- Look as far as possible into the distance
Our eyes are mainly used to focusing on an object at the same distance the whole time, which is just the same as tensing a particular muscle for a long period. Looking away from your monitor and deliberately looking into the distance (at least 20 feet) at regular intervals while working significantly reduces the strain on your eyes. It results in a much more relaxed and pleasant feeling in the eyes.
- Warm with the palms of your hands
Warmth and darkness do our eyes good. You can achieve two to three minutes of deep relaxation by gently covering your eyes with the palms of your hands (without exerting pressure on the eyeballs). Then remove them very slowly so that the daylight does not dazzle you. By the way, this technique is known as "palming."
- First aid: short massage for tired eyes
The three-finger massage is a tried and tested remedy for over-tired eyes. Place your thumb and middle finger on your nose between the eyes, with the index finger between your eyebrows. Now move the three fingers in a small circle, exerting gentle pressure above the bridge of the nose. After around 15 seconds the whole area will be relaxed.