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ZEISS PhotoFusion X Lenses

Offer your patients photochromic lenses with unique blue light protection.

PhotoFusion® X is not just a product update. We have re-envisioned photochromics using new lens material, faster dye compounds, and a speed-optimized carrier matrix.

  • Unique blue light and sunglass-level UV protection – outside and indoors
  • Up to 4.5 x faster fade-back indoors1
  • Sunglass-level darkness outdoors
Photochromics re-envisioned.

Photochromics re-envisioned.

ZEISS PhotoFusion X Lenses are available in many different colors and multiple indexes, and come standard in ZEISS BlueGuard lens material.

  • Available with any ZEISS DuraVision coating in Rx.
  • Available with ZEISS DuraVision Flash mirrors in Rx.

Why did ZEISS develop PhotoFusion® X Lenses? It answers your patients' daily needs.

  • 100x

    Changing environmental light conditions challenge the human eye. When moving from indoors to outdoors, illuminance can be up to 100 times higher outside, which can lead to discomfort glare.

  • 22%

    Swapping clear glasses for sunglasses can be a hassle. On top of that, sunglasses are not always at hand – less than 22% of patients actually wear their sunglasses when they need them.2

  • 80%

    Internet searches for “blue block glasses” are soaring and 8 out of 10 lens wearers are saying that it is important to protect their eyes from blue light – especially indoors.3

Lens wearers want an all-in-one solution.

Lens wearers want an all-in-one solution.

There’s an increasing demand for photochromic lenses among people of all ages due to today’s on-the-go lifestyle. Patients want an all-day, all-light solution for daily wear.

What lens wearers want
  • Glare protection when it‘s needed

    Glare protection when it‘s needed

    Your customers want their lenses to be as clear as possible in dim, indoor conditions, but they also need protection from irritating glare and harmful UV radiation when they are outside.

  • Fast fade-back to clear

    Fast fade-back to clear

    Fade-back to clear is the key technical reason not to buy photochromic sunglasses, and it’s also a point of concern for those who already use photochromic glasses.4

  • Blue light protection

    Blue light protection

    Because our lives have become more digital, there’s a big increase in the awareness of blue light and its impact on perceived digital eye strain among people of all ages.

  • Color options for everyday wear

    Color options for everyday wear

    Choice and individual appearance remain a big priority for most consumers, especially younger lens wearers.

Photochromics re-envisioned.

Photochromics re-envisioned.

ZEISS PhotoFusion has been the preferred choice of many eye care professionals for their reaction speed. Now, in light of the growing demand, ZEISS set out to take light-reactive lenses to a whole new level with ZEISS PhotoFusion X.

Performance perfected: Speed X Darkness X Clarity X Protection.

Performance perfected: Speed + Darkness + Clarity + Protection.

ZEISS PhotoFusion X is not merely a product update. It is photochromics re-envisioned, a product reinvented. It is performance perfected – designed to accelerate your business.

PhotoFusion® X: Performance perfected
Faster clear. Faster dark.
Performance Perfected
  • Clears up to 4.5 x faster than the most common photochromic brand‘s latest generation.1
  • Clears up to 80% faster than before.5
  • Darkens up to 75% faster than before.6
Sunglass-level darkness outdoors and perfect clarity indoors
Sunglass-level darkness outdoors and perfect clarity indoors
  • All ZEISS PhotoFusion X colors are fully clear indoors with up to 94% transmission.
Unique blue light and full UV protection
Unique blue light and full UV protection
  • Now with ZEISS BlueGuard lens material.
  • Blocks up to 50% potentially harmful blue light indoors and up to 94% outdoors when fully tinted.8
  • Full UV protection up to 400 nm at all times – indoors and outdoors, clear or dark.
Sunglass-level darkness outdoors and perfect clarity indoors
Color options for everyday wear
  • ZEISS PhotoFusion X grey is now a more neutral tone.
  • ZEISS DuraVision Flash mirrors can be added to all colors to create a unique look for the more adventurous.

The X-factor: patented8 intelligence A new photochromic system

  • ZEISS BlueGuard Lens Material

    ZEISS BlueGuard Lens Material

    The ZEISS BlueGuard lens material already blocks 40% of potentially harmful blue light. With the added photochromic treatment, this increases up to 50% indoors and up to 94% outdoors when fully tinted.7 It also provides sunglass-level protection against UV radiation all the time.

  • New Carrier Matrix

    The new speed-optimized carrier matrix gives the molecules more freedom to quickly fold or unfold at their maximum level of performance and still remain robust enough to deliver the toughness and durability expected from a premium lens material.

  • New Photochromic Dye Molecules

    New Photochromic Dye Molecules

    New improved, faster dye compounds (each less than 0.3 mm in diameter), need very little light energy to react.

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  • 1

    Testing by independent testing laboratory in USA in 2021-22 according to requirement in ISO 8980-3. Based on the average speed (%T/min) of fadeback from fully activated state to the interpolated time to 80%T at 23C in 1.50 index HC only form (CR607 version of comparison brand).

  • 2

    Vision Council of America study Vision Council of America, UV Eye Protection 2018.

  • 3

    Consumer preference test with N= 100 spectacle lens wearers in Germany in September 2020 by external market research institute (subjective visual assessment on white background illuminated with typical indoor LED Lighting.

  • 4

    Eyeglass wearer studies in Germany (n=151 clear lens wearers) in 2021 (external research institute) and 2012 (external research partner).
    Photochromic lens wearer study in the UK (n=232) in 2021 (external institute).

  • 5

    Testing by independent laboratory in USA, 2021 according to requirement in ISO 8980-3. Based on the average speed (%T/min) of fade-back from fully activated state to 80%T at 23°C in grey 1.60 index and Polycarbonate HC only form.

  • 6

    Analysis by Technology and Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, DE 2021 in accordance with ISO 8980-3. Based on the average speed (%T/min) of activation from clear state to 30%T at 23°C in grey 1.60 index and polycarbonate in HC only form.

  • 7

    Analysis by Technology and Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, DE 2021. Based on Blue Violet Block (BVB) metric that quantifies the amount of light 400-455 nm blocked by PFX Grey 1.6 HC only lenses.

  • 8

    US patents 5,910,516; 6,723,859; 7,521,004; other patents pending.