ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

Driving glasses to help your patients see every detail on the road.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses are an everyday driving lens specifically designed to meet the visual needs of drivers. Design features and key technology enhance the wearer’s vision experience during the day or night while driving. Thanks to the DuraVision DriveSafe Coating, reflections are reduced as well as irritating glare, especially while driving at night.

  • Better vision in low light and poor weather conditions
  • Reduces perceived glare at night from oncoming cars or streetlights
  • Clear vision of the road, dashboard, rear-view mirror and side mirrors

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses For safe and reliable vision while driving.

  • 83%

    On average, 83% of eyeglass lens wearers use their glasses for driving.1

  • 1758

    Number of road accidents caused by external factors  that affect vision like rain, sleet, snow,  fog  and dazzling headlights, in Great Britain (UK) in 2017.2

  • 40%

    of road accidents occur at night.3

  • 72%

    of eyeglass wearers who drive are interested in an everyday lens solution, specially designed  for driving.1

  • 97%

    of drivers felt that  DriveSafe   Lenses  satisfied their needs.4  

  • 94%

    of wearers felt satisfied wearing  DriveSafe Lenses  during  everyday tasks.4

Driving can be challenging.

No matter how far the distance, good vision is vital for safety as well as comfort. However, driving in certain conditions can be challenging to anyone, especially when wearing  glasses.

Driving under difficult situations can be challenging, especially for those who wear glasses. For this reason, good vision is vital for comfort and safety on the road regardless of the travel distance.

Driving can be challenging.

Main visual challenges when driving.

Many of your customers may feel insecure,  uncomfortable  and stressed when driving. In market research studies, we identified the three most demanding visual challenges people experience on the road.

  • Poor visibility in low-light conditions such as rain, dusk or at night

    Poor visibility in low-light conditions such as rain, dusk or at night.

  • Glare from oncoming cars at night and dazzle from wet roads

    Glare from oncoming cars at night and wet roads.

  • Difficulty in refocusing when the eyes alternate between the dashboard and the road ahead

    Difficulty refocusing when the eyes alternate between the dashboard and the road ahead.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses offer a unique category of lenses suited to driving as well as everyday use.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses are specifically designed to meet the vision needs of patients who want night- or everyday- driving glasses to feel safer and more comfortable when behind the wheel.   

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses offer multiple patient benefits.
The image shows poor visibility in low-light conditions on a street. The point of view is the interior of a car as seen through a spectacle lens.

ZEISS Luminance Design™ Technology (LDT)

Better vision in low-light conditions for safer and more comfortable driving  thanks  to ZEISS Luminance Design™ Technology (LDT), which  takes into account  different light conditions and pupil sizes for natural vision at all times.  

The image shows the view through a driving lens, visualising the effects of DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating.

DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating

Reduced glare at night from oncoming cars or streetlights with the help of DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating. It partially reflects the wavelengths responsible for unclear vision, discomfort and irritation, resulting in less perceived glare up to 64%.5

An image of a car interior with a woman sitting at the driver's seat.

Optimized Distance and Intermediate Viewing Zones

ZEISS developed the new  DriveSafe  Progressive Lenses with optimized distance and intermediate viewing zones, reducing the need for horizontal head movement and making it easier  for  patients to quickly refocus between the road,  dashboard  and mirrors.

Wearer satisfaction with ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.

To verify that ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses meet patient expectations, ZEISS conducted real-life wearer trials.
  • 64%

    With ZEISS  DriveSafe  Lenses  perceived glare is reduced up to 64%.5

  • 97%

    97% of drivers felt that  DriveSafe  Lenses  satisfied their needs.4

  • 94%

    94% of wearers felt satisfied wearing  DriveSafe  Lenses  in everyday tasks,  e.g.  working in the office.4

Innovations behind ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses Technology explained.

  • ZEISS Luminance Design Technology

    Technology that accounts for the average pupil size while driving in mesopic conditions and optimizes the lens design accordingly (5.0mm in single vision lenses and 4.3mm in progressive lenses).

  • ZEISS DuraVision DriveSafe

    DuraVision®  DriveSafe  Coating is an anti-reflective coating that partially reflects specific wavelengths responsible for glare.  

  • ZEISS DriveSafe Lens Design6

    Optimizes distance and intermediate viewing zones, thus reducing the need for horizontal head movement. Provides up to 43% larger* intermediate- and up to 14% larger distance- viewing zones.7

  • ZEISS UVProtect Technology

    Sunglass-level UV protection, which enables clear ZEISS lenses to block harmful UV rays up to 400nm. This is the same standard of UV protection premium sunglasses provide.

  • ZEISS FaceFit Technology

    Matches the unique facial anatomy for full potential of lens zones.  

  • ZEISS FrameFit+ Technology

    Optimized  lens performance in any frame.6

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  • 1

    Market research study with 36 ECPs and 480 consumers in the US and Germany/August 2013.

  • 2

    Statista, Road accidents caused by external sight factors in Great Britain 2017, by severity Published by Statista Research Department, Feb 21, 2020.

  • 3

    1 DfT (2016) "Reported casualties all days, by severity, road user type and hour of day, Great Britain, 2015". URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras30-reported-casualties-in-road-accidents Date Accessed: 06/02/2017

  • 4

    Internal wearer trial (CZV employees in Germany) with 50 subjects, external wearer trial (eye care professionals and consumers in Spain), consisting of 60 subjects, 2014.

  • 5

    Glare Test Hella result showed that in 64% of tested subjects the DuraVision DriveSafe coating resulted in less discomfort glare as compared to ZEISS premium AR.

  • 6

    DriveSafe lens Design and FrameFit+ Technology are only applicable to progressive lenses.

  • 7

    * Compared to ZEISS premium progressive lenses.