ZEISS UVProtect Technology

UV radiation is always present. All year round, all day, in winter and summer, in sunny and even overcast conditions. UV rays have some positive effects, for example it triggers vitamin D production. Unfortunately, prolonged UV exposure also poses some serious health risks.

Doesn’t such a sensitive part of your body deserve UV protection?
UV light is all around us, all of the time

Although invisible, UV light can cause serious damage:

The skin, eyes and area around the eyes are very sensitive to UV radiation. Most of us know that UV radiation harms the skin, causing photo-ageing, wrinkles, and in severe cases, skin cancer. But long-term UV exposure may also be associated with various eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration and accelerated ageing of the tissue surrounding the eyes.

To protect the skin, all day, every day, we can wear moisturisers with SPF protection included. Other than tinted sunglasses, we really don’t have a lot of options when it comes to protecting our eyes against harmful UV rays.

Standard lens

Partial UV protection where lensappears transparent.

Clear lenses with partial UV protection appear transparent when photographed with a UV camera. Itr eveals that UV rays are not blocked or only marginally blocked by the lens.

This means that UV rays are transmitted through the lens and can potentially harm the eye and surrounding skin.

Lens with ZEISS UVProtectTechnology

Clear lenses with ZEISS UVProtect Technology appear as dark as sunglasses when photographed with aUV camera.

Providing full UV protection in a clearlens.

Image taken with a UV camera fitted with a UV transmitting filter, allowing only UV light to pass.

The ZEISS promise

1. UV rays are blocked by the lens

2. Full UV protection of the eyes and surrounding skin

3. Clear all-day spectacle lenses offer the same UV protection as sunglasses*