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ZEISS Lenses: The Complete Guide

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ZEISS Lenses: The Complete Guide

A patient and eye doctor choosing a new pair of glasses with ZEISS lenses.

Whether you’re looking for eyeglasses for everyday wear or prescription sunglasses to keep your eyes safe in the sun, quality matters. ZEISS has been making quality prescription lenses for over 160 years. They have lens options for many lifestyles, regardless of your vision needs.

We all have different vision needs. For example, some people may benefit from a lens that helps prevent digital eye strain, while others may need a progressive lens with multiple prescriptions. We can recommend ZEISS lenses for your particular situation after examining your eyes and discussing what your vision needs are.

What Are ZEISS Lenses?

ZEISS is known worldwide for its lenses. The company was founded in 1846 by Carl Zeiss and has grown into a leader in optics technology. The company invests 13% of its revenue back into research and development. So, you can be assured you’re getting lenses created with a high level of attention to detail and a focus on new technologies.

What Do ZEISS Lenses Offer?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to vision correction. Because of varying vision needs from person to person, a lens that works great for one person may not be ideal for the next. ZEISS offers some excellent options to choose from to meet your vision needs.

Single Vision Lenses

You may not need a lot of correction or may not have multiple refractive errors. So, a single vision lens may be all you need—but that doesn’t mean you should settle. ZEISS single vision lenses offer amazing vision clarity with a flat and thin lens. Plus, they’re available with coatings for added benefits.

BlueGuard Lenses

Digital eye strain is an uncomfortable reality for many people today with how much time many of us spend viewing cell phone screens and computer monitors. 

BlueGuard lenses are designed to help reduce the risk of developing digital eye strain with their patented blue light blocking technology. Instead of a lens coating to block blue light waves, ZEISS incorporates the blocking technology right into the lens material itself.

Progressive Lenses

Even if you’ve had great close-up vision and only struggled with distance vision your whole life, that doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way. Presbyopia is an age-related condition that causes blurry close-up vision and begins affecting many people in their 40s. When this happens, a progressive lens may make the most sense—rather than having multiple pairs of glasses. 

SmartLife Lenses

Our life takes place in a living, vibrant world. We’re constantly looking at things up close, far away, and at everything in between. SmartLife lenses are designed to offer a wide field of view across all these distances from any angle to give you clear vision.

DriveSafe Lenses

Whether it’s changing weather conditions, night driving, or rapidly shifting focus, our eyes are working extra hard while we drive. And this can be magnified if we spend a lot of time behind the wheel. DriveSafe lenses are designed to give you clear vision regardless of changing light or weather and help reduce the irritation those factors can cause.

Office Lenses

Working in an office setting often requires a lot of time spent working on a computer. And this typically requires shifting your vision from the monitor down to the keyboard. Eventually, this type of focus shifting can become uncomfortable and lead to symptoms of digital eye strain like a sore neck and stiff shoulders. ZEISS Office Lenses were created to provide optimized viewing at all distances when you’re working at a computer.

Sunglass Lenses

Some eye diseases and conditions have been linked to ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, so it’s important to protect our eyes when we’re in the sun. And simply taking your glasses off and putting on some sunglasses may not be an option if you need prescription glasses to see clearly. ZEISS prescription sunglass lenses can filter out 100% of harmful UV light to keep your eyes safe. They also have polarized options for those times where a polarized lens is beneficial.

EnergizeMe Lenses

Who would have thought that a prescription lens manufacturer would offer a lens specifically designed to benefit contact lens wearers? ZEISS EnergizeMe lenses are just that.

If you’re a contact lens wearer, you know how tired and itchy your eyes can get after a long day while wearing your contacts. But the switch to glasses in the evening can be jarring. EnergizeMe lenses are designed for a smooth transition between contact lenses and glasses. And they also feature blue light blocking technology and UV protection to help make sure your eyes are healthy with or without your contact lenses in.

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Getting ZEISS Glasses

ZEISS lenses can be made to fit in almost any frame of your choice. This is something we can help you with if there is a particular style of frames you really like.

Give us a call or stop by in person at Calgary Family Eye Doctors if you’re unsure where to begin choosing the right lens and frame combo. Our experienced team can help you find the answers you’re looking for, so you can get eyeglasses or sunglasses that fit your lifestyle and vision needs.

Written by
Dr. Brent Hopfauf

Dr. Hopfauf is a born-and-raised Calgarian and one of the proud owners of Calgary Family Eye Doctors. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Calgary, he headed to Ontario for the Optometry Program at the University of Waterloo. Upon graduation, Dr. Hopfauf was named Class Valedictorian. He has had the unique opportunity to further his training in ocular diseases in Houston, Texas and has studied specific conditions that include glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, and uveitis.

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