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Perfect vision for all winter sports fans

Perfect vision for all winter sports fans

ZEISS presents the new collection of ski and snowboard goggles

As any skier or snowboarder snows, ski goggles are a must for negotiating the piste. To meet this need ZEISS has developed a new collection of ski goggles featuring a light and super-flexible design, attractive new styles, maximum customisation and SONAR technology to cope with any light conditions, from intense reflections...

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The secret behind the perfect spectacle lens design

The secret behind the perfect spectacle lens design

A lot of experience, mathematics and exact knowledge of the spectacle wearer’s needs are required to provide a tailor-made solution
What do you think? Which product incorporates more optical knowhow – a spectacle lens or a modern high-performance camera lens containing five individual optical elements? Camera lenses would be the immediate...

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The perfect spectacles for golfers

The perfect spectacles for golfers

The key to a better handicap
Blinding sunlight, breaks on the green, frequent changes between light and shadow, harsh contrast: the golf course poses many challenges that standard spectacles and sunglasses cannot meet. For perfect...

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What's the difference between individualised spectacle lenses and "off-the-shelf" lenses?

How spectacles can help you regain natural vision.
You can't tell whether a spectacle lens is individualised or "off-the-shelf" by just looking at it. So where does the difference lie? Which spectacle wearers have the most to gain from individually...

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Spectacles for pilots – perfect vision even above the clouds

Whether professional or amateur, pilots need spectacles that allow them to see clearly, even in extreme lighting and weather conditions.
Spectacles for pilots have a demanding job: more so than in almost any other application, they have to perfectly optimise the wearer's vision and compensate for extreme visibility conditions. For sailing,...

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Glasses for water sports

Whether you like sailing, surfing, diving or swimming, what's the secret to choosing a great pair of water sports glasses?
Spray and salt water, extreme reflections and constantly changing light are just some of the challenges faced by sports eyewear designers in their quest to provide perfect vision for people who enjoy water...

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How modern prescription spectacle lenses maximise your vision potential

In conversation with ZEISS on holistic eyeglass lens determination and prescription spectacle lenses optimised for binocular vision.
All spectacle wearers are familiar with sight tests or subjective refraction. The optometrist fits a trial frame and asks us to read letters, numbers or state the opening direction of rings in different...

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Spectacles, contact lenses or laser surgery – what's right for you?

Around half the population has a vision problem. However, this is now easy to correct since there is a suitable solution for virtually all vision problems.
The eye is our most important sensory organ. Even today, medicine has not found a way to prevent the natural deterioration of vision. But spectacles, contact lenses or surgery make it possible for almost...

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The best glasses for driving - Reach your destination safely

Customised lenses for driving make driving not only more relaxing, but also increase safety significantly. But what do consumers have to bear in mind when buying driving glasses?
  Every time we drive, our eyes are called on to do some heavy lifting: seeing in poor light, blinding sunlight, fog or on wet or reflective roads - not to forget the many other road users, signs...

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Perfect vision when cycling: which spectacle lenses are best for cyclists?

Speed, changing light conditions and airborne particles present special challenges to glasses for cycling: here are some tips from BETTER VISION.
Whether you're a professional cyclist or you just cycle for fun, a good set of sports glasses is essential when cycling. High speeds on tarmac or off-road, frequently changing light conditions from bright...

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No face is symmetrical, and no two people's eyes are the same distance apart

Only after the spectacle frames have been precisely adjusted to the individual wearer can spectacle lenses perform to their full potential.
As children we discovered that the two sides of our faces are not same, i.e. they are not symmetrical. If you hold a mirror up vertically over the bridge of the nose, and look at a mirror image of each...

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Why a second pair of spectacles is worth it

There are many situations that make a second pair of spectacles the most important accessory you can have.
Not a luxury, but rather very smart: a second pair of spectacles doesn't only make sense if you want to change your look or be on the safe side if you misplace or forget your main pair of spectacles. For...

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Why sunglasses are so important in winter

Glare from ice and snow makes sunglasses an essential accessory during the cold winter months
Hat, gloves, scarf: when we think of winter, all of these essential accessories come to mind. But relatively few people think to add sunglasses to that list. Sunglasses are more of a summer accessory,...

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Taking photographs with spectacles

Brilliant photos or successful snapshots are no problem for wearers of spectacles
When taking pictures, every photographer naturally tries to look as closely as possible through the viewfinder in order to get the best shot. This is not possible for wearers of spectacles. Nevertheless,...

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Tips for better wearing comfort of progressive lenses

Everyone can quickly get used to perfectly adjusted progressive lenses.
They have three invisible zones that allow easy viewing transition between zones - allowing sharp vision from near to far in one lens. Progressive lenses are designed using state-of-the-art optical technology,...

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Spectacles for managers – top quality lenses and frames with great customised visual comfort

Respectability, elegance and maximum functionality – spectacles for people in managerial positions have a lot to live up to.
From a meeting at the desk, checking e-mails on a smartphone, driving quickly to the airport, a customer presentation after a two-hour flight and then back again: along with a mobile phone, laptop and...

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More than just cool: sun protection for children's eyes

Sunglasses can be pretty cool - even on children. However, protecting your child's sensitive eyes is more important than looking cool.
Whether you're vacationing at the beach or relaxing in your garden at home – when the sun is shining, kids love to play outside. Most parents remember to put sunscreen and sunhats on their children, but...

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Constant clear visibility thanks to high-tech coatings

Innovative spectacle lens finishes that optimally protect your spectacle lenses and increase your visual comfort
Obviously, we glasses wearers know that eyeglass lens coatings are important. Nowadays, it is almost taken for granted that a new pair of glasses will have antireflective eyeglass lenses and a hard coating....

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Better vision for winter sports

Many fans of skiing and snowboarding, both with and without eyesight correction, "fly blind" down the slopes.
As everyone knows, if you have poor vision and are dealing with strong sunlight, you should be wearing glasses. This is even more important for fans of all winter sports, be it Alpine skiing, cross-country...

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Better quality of life and more independence: better vision with low vision devices

What possibilities exist when even glasses are no longer enough?
Whether through an illness, an accident or with age, low vision is something that can happen  to any of us at any time. Individually fitted low vision devices can help wearers to see better and restore...

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The right lenses for motorcyclists and soft-top car drivers

More traffic safety: enjoy driving with the right glasses
Among the many pleasures that herald the arrival of spring are not only the first warm rays of sunshine and the blossoming wonders of nature, but also the increased number of soft-top cars and motorbikes...

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10 Years of Individualised Lenses with Freeform Technology from ZEISS

Something everyone thought impossible in the past: progressive lenses that are as individual as their wearers are now the measure of all things.
May 12, 2000 was a milestone in the history of spectacle lenses: the first progressive lenses that could be fitted for each individual wearer were born – Gradal® Individual from ZEISS. This technology...

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Simply see better with progressive lenses

The ZEISS range of progressive lenses is the perfect solution – even for first- time wearers
We’ve all heard stories about the trouble people have getting used to their new progressive lenses – dizziness, headaches, neckstrain and fatigue... and, of course, the risk of tripping when climbing stairs....

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Not all sunglasses are equal

UV protection, tinting, polarising lenses or special solar protection for sports activities – customised sunglasses offer all options
Did you know that a stylish frame is not the only thing you should look for when you buy a pair of sunglasses? First and foremost, make sure you get premium quality lenses that are customised for your...

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Winter Time – Time for Reading

The perfect pair of reading glasses will make your favourite mystery even more intriguing
Winter is still all around us: the wet and cold weather will chill you to the bone; there’s snow and rain; night time creeps in early. Hardly anyone feels inclined to go outdoors. After all, it is so much...

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The perfect lenses for optimum vision

A vision test will reveal an individual’s visual problems. Based on these results, an eye care professional can prescribe the optimum lenses that will enable the patient to regain sharp vision.
80 % of all the information our brains receive is via the eyes. But as well as the magic of sight, it also has its defects. At least 47% of the UK population suffer from Ametropia and should wear spectacles...

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More light for your vision

Put the pedal to the metal when it comes to traffic safety.
The transition periods of autumn and winter are particularly hard on our eyes: The sun hangs low in the sky in the mornings and early evenings, darkness sets in earlier; long twilight phases and frequent...

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Lens Coatings: Anti-Reflection, Clean Coat & Co.

Beyond tinted lens technology – today’s lens coating options
Lens coating: This technique warrants crystal-clear vision in any weather; repels dirt and simplifies lens maintenance. It can even enhance the cosmetic appearance of the visual aid on your nose. Coatings...

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How are lenses made?

Information on lens manufacturing – the cornerstones of every pair of spectacles
Whether they are made from glass or plastic – optical lenses go through a lot of processing steps before they are placed into a spectacle frame. Insights into the development of a product some consider...

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The History of Spectacles

The first visual aid was invented around 700 years ago
These days, it is a matter of course: When your vision deteriorates and your eyes grow weaker, you go to your optometrist or ophthalmologist and have a pair of spectacles fitted.  But this was not...

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Super thin, super lightweight, superb vision

Centre thickness optimisation makes spectacle lenses even better: See better and look better
People who are in the market for a new pair of spectacles expect more than just stylish flair - above all, they expect the greatest wearing comfort. Plastic glasses are the reason why modern optometry...

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Surgery in lieu of glasses?

Enjoy excellent vision again without glasses – this is what laser surgery promises. But beware: The procedure does have inherent risks
Many people who suffer from visual impairments get very excited when they hear commercials hailing laser eye surgery as totally risk free. For patients whose vision is so poor that they can only perceive...

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Contact Lenses or Spectacles?

Both are a good choice. It’s really a matter of taste – and a matter of what’s good for your eyes
Whether you’re kissing someone, playing ball sports or riding a horse: The frames of spectacles do tend to get in the way sometimes. Your lenses may get all fogged up, which can spoil a romantic moment....

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Plastic or Glass Lenses?

Which material is best for which patient? Do your homework before you shop for glasses and you will enjoy better vision.
This fundamental question is asked every time a pair of spectacles is purchased: Do you prefer plastic or glass lenses? When you decide, remember that your glasses should be sturdy, attractive, shatter-resistant,...

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Which Frame for What Lens?

The perfect frame for excellent vision and a stylish look
Once you know what type of lenses you will need and you have chosen your enhancements, all you’ll need to do is choose your perfect frame. Not every pair of glasses is for everyone and of course you will...

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Progressive Lenses – Small Masterpieces

Perfect glass design creates the ideal customised vision aid for people with vision problems
Convenient and precise vision – remote, close-up and in all transition ranges: Progressive lenses provide the best solution for vision  problems. However, it is also one of the most complex solutions:...

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Hot Trend: Coloured Lenses

How to go colour crazy with shaded lenses
Coloured or shaded lenses have been on the market for quite some time. Fashion trends do drive this product and the palette available covers an impressive spectrum. This article provides insights into...

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Life has too much to offer to see it through only one pair of glasses

If you are like most people, you probably have more than a single pair of shoes in your closet - but do you have a secondary pair of glasses?
There is no such thing as a perfect pair of spectacles. Some might think this statement is ridiculous. If you do, think again: Every situation in life, each activity and the ever changing weather – they...

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Giving Children Perfect Vision

Children’s glasses have to meet demanding standards
Children’s glasses have to be tough and withstand activities such as sports, school, and playtime. A child’s glasses should be unbreakable, flexible and as lightweight as possible.

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Polarised lenses – better vision

Versatile lenses for sunglasses, driving and many other applications
Skiers, pilots and water sports enthusiasts are sold on them. However, these lenses are also excellent solutions for virtually anyone who wears glasses: lenses with polarising effects (e.g. SkyPol ZEISS)....

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Don’t Be Blinded

Sunglasses are fashionable accessories, but more importantly they provide vital UV protection to the eyes
The rays of the sun give your mind, body and spirit the sense that you are on vacation and put a smile on your face. UV protection that does not only protect your skin, but also your eyes, guarantees that...

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Fashionably Sleek HighIndex Lenses

Better vision and great look thanks to extra thin, super lightweight innovative lenses
People who need strong prescription glasses know this problem: The weaker the eyes, the thicker and heavier the required lenses. This does not only create cosmetic problems for short and farsighted patients....

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Hightech for Super Sharp Customised Vision

Revolutionary technology yields further improvement of lenses
Even sharper, even better contrasts, even more brilliant – it sounds like a commercial for a TV set of the latest generation. Yet we are talking about something very different. In fact, we are describing...

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Better Vision in Any Light

PhotoFusion® lenses provide an ideal alternative for those who do not want to alternate between sunglasses and spectacles all day long
On bright sunny days and even on rainy ones – our eyes are exposed to UV rays during the day time. Many people do not even know that this exposure is not only damaging for the skin, but also a risk for...

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Better Vision for Athletes

They definitely are not just fashionable: Professional and amateur athletes benefit from special sports spectacles
Whether your passion is cross-country skiing, marathon running, tennis, cycling, jogging, golfing or lounging on the beach – if you want to make sure that your vision is at its best when you are engaged...

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You might wonder - do I need to wear glasses?

For some of us, it happens at a young age, while others notice a change in their mid-40s. When eyesight declines, spectacles customised by an expert can help restore your vision.
You notice it suddenly – a decline in vision. The symptoms of declining vision can vary. For some people, it becomes difficult to read traffic signs quickly and from a distance. For others, they notice...

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