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Why your patients shouldn’t clean their eyeglasses with a shirt.

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Here is the evidence.


As an eye care professional, you know how important it is to keep eyeglass lenses clean to ensure optimal clarity.  You also know that some methods of cleaning are better than others.

According to extensive consumer research, the most common item used to clean eyeglasses is clothing.



T-shirts contain cotton fibers and dirt that can scratch lenses. Would your patients use sandpaper on their lenses?  It’s important to know that fabrics are like very mild sandpaper that will eventually damage and scratch lenses.

Most premium eyeglass lenses are now sold with some sort of AR coating to either block blue light, reduce glare, provide UV protection or help keep the lenses clean.  Cleaning the lenses properly will ensure your lenses and AR coating last a very long time.

The Damage in Detail


When looking through a microscope (Figure 1) the left side shows the lens at 100x magnification after being wiped 4000 times with a piece of clothing.  To put this in perspective 4000 wipes is equivalent to a person cleaning their eyeglasses daily for 2 years.

Comparing this to the right side of the image, we can see that when cleaned under the same conditions but with the ZEISS Lens Wipes, the lens is still in excellent condition. 1

In a study done using a number of best-selling lenses with a Bayer ratio of between 2.5 and 10, we see that when cleaning lenses with clothing the lens was significantly damaged after 1600 cleaning cycles.  Compare this to a lens that has been cleaned under the same conditions but with ZEISS Lens Wipes, we can see the significant difference. In the graph below (Figure 2), the Haze Gain (lens clarity) and Contact Angle (coating condition) are still in very good condition, even after 4000 cleaning cycles. 2

The Solution


There are a few ways to safely clean eyeglass lenses:

  • Rinse with lukewarm water and gentle soap, then dry with a microfiber cloth.
  • Use an eyeglass cleaning solution.
  • Use lens wipes like the ZEISS Lens Wipes.

ZEISS Lens Wipes- Why you should trust them.


ZEISS Lens Wipes are made from soft cellulose tissue and are pre-moistened with gentle cleaning ingredients to remove dirt and grease, while posing no risk of damage to the lens. ZEISS Lens Wipes have been thoroughly tested to provide a scratch-free clean.

Help your patients change their habit of cleaning with a t-shirt.  You can stock ZEISS Lens Wipes as a sellable accessory in your eye care practice.

How to order


Eye care professionals can reference this order form and place an order by contacting their ZEISS Business Development Representative or ZEISS Customer Service.

Click here to learn more about ZEISS Cleaning Products

To find an eye doctor near you, visit www.zeiss.com/FindAnEyeDr

If you’d like more information on becoming a ZEISS partner or if you’d like to be contacted by a ZEISS representative, please visit Become a ZEISS Partner






ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV Plano

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Why you should offer ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV lenses to your patients.



With home office work becoming the norm, your patients have probably heard of or used blue light blocking glasses, even if they don’t require a prescription.


Blue light is just about everywhere and it's both good and bad. In nature the blue light from the sun helps us to stay alert and awake. In much of the world today, we almost continually use some sort of digital device well into the night, surrounding ourselves by sources of blue light. These sources include LED lights and electronic screens from our phones, tablets, televisions...you name it.

According to a recent Harvard Health study¹, blue light exposure at night alters our body’s circadian rhythm causing sleep disturbances and may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms, is suppressed when humans are exposed to light. Light exposure at night is one reason so many people don’t get enough sleep.


Any kind of light can suppress melatonin, but blue light does so more powerfully. To support this theory, Harvard researchers compared the effects of 6.5 hours of blue light exposure to green light exposure. Melatonin was suppressed about twice as long with the blue light compared to the green light. This resulted in twice as much circadian rhythm shifting (3 hours vs. 1.5 hours). ²

This same study revealed that when circadian rhythms are shifted, even gradually, several negative health effects can arise. In the study, blood sugar levels increased, and leptin levels decreased. Leptin is the hormone that makes people feel full after a meal.

These are just a few reasons why it is important to discuss blue light with your patients.

Better Sleep Quality


Sleep is one of the pillars of optimal health, but people are sleeping much less than they did in the past. Poor sleep is linked to heart disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.³  The use of artificial light and electronics at night may contribute to these problems and many studies suggest blue light disrupts the brain’s natural sleep-wake cycles, which are crucial for optimal health.¹²

Digital Eye Strain Syndrome


With so many people working in front of computers, including students, it’s important to understand the relationship between blue light and eye strain.

While there is no evidence that using digital devices will cause permanent eye damage, staring at them can cause discomfort.

Digital Eye Strain Syndrome describes the itchiness, dryness and blurriness that some of us experience after staring at blue-light emitting screens for too long. It can also cause headaches and neck strain.

UV Protection


Working indoors doesn’t usually cause concern about UV-related eye damage, but there is some risk. UV light can penetrate windows. The good news is that ALL ZEISS lenses have sunglass-level UV protection.

How ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect Plano lenses can help.


Fortunately, there is a simple solution.


ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV lenses, both Rx and Plano can help filter out potentially dangerous blue light. Blue light lenses have become increasingly popular among everyone, including kids and adults that do not require a prescription. Whether they’re concerned with eye health or sleep, you now have a solution.

Trust ZEISS to provide solutions for all of your patients’ needs.

Would you like to learn more about ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect UV technology? Click Here

To find an eye doctor near you, visit www.zeiss.com/FindAnEyeDr

If you’d like more information on becoming a ZEISS partner or if you’d like to be contacted by a ZEISS representative, please visit Become a ZEISS Partner


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ZEISS Heritage- Opticianry is calling.

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Opticianry, as a profession, has a proud heritage well beyond frame selection and adjustment. Opticians help people see.  The advances in technological developments from the 1880s to present have propelled the vision field forward allowing eye care professionals to provide powerful and personalized vision solutions for today's patients.


The Beginning of Modern Ophthalmic Optics


in 1804, the study of creating lenses with a better image quality was contrived by Dr. William Wollaston.  He published a paper on how a meniscus lens would bend light so that it improved the optics in the periphery vs. other lens form such as a bi-convex.

Unfortunately, progress was stagnant from then until 1898, when an ophthalmologist named Franz Ostwalkt was able to mathematically prove Wollaston's theory, that oblique astigmatism could be corrected in the power range of -22.00 to a +7.00. In 1899, Marius Tscherning laboriously recalculated Ostwalt's formulas to account for lens thickness.  Tscherning's ellipse is the basis for corrected curve theory that has been used to determine base curves until the invention of freeform lens production.

Correction for Aberrations in the Periphery


The work from Tscherning and those before him helped Moritz von Rohr, a mathematician in the microscopy department of ZEISS, establish a dedicated laboratory for spectacle lenses from which he created the Katral and Punktal lenses.  The Katral lens was for aphakic individuals who became extremely hyperopic when the crystalline lens was removed. The Punktal was the first point focal lens, allowing the wearer to see clearly in the periphery, which was unheard of in mass-produced spectacles produces before 1912.

Due to the technical nature of producing and dispensing the Punktal, the Carl ZEISS Foundation proposed to the German Association of Opthalmic Opticians that a special school be setup, leading to the German School of Opticians opening its doors in 1921.

Progressive Lenses


Dr. Estelle Glancy, released a patent for a progressive lens in 1924 and is considered the first woman of Optics.

Although progressives continued to move forward, they did not achieve commercial success until 1959, when Bernard Maitenaz of Siciete des Lunetiers (merged with Essel and Silor to become Essilor) created the first commercially available Progressive in Europe.

A major breakthrough was the patent of horizontal symmetry in 1983 by Gerhard Furter of ZEISS. Prior to 1983, both the right and left lens were symmetrical; however, since our eyes are not equal there were different levels in clarity when the prescriptions were different. Horizontal Symmetry created the right and left lens with equal prism and astigmatic power in the lateral portions of the progressive, making them easier to get used to.

Tailor-made Spectacle Lenses


Many companies understood the importance of creating a progressive lens that had optimized parameters for the wearer's eyes. In the early 80s computer technology was finally able to calculate the spline functions with individual data points, however, these calculations had to constantly be repeated to determine the optimal tolerance in the generating and polishing of the lenses.

In the early 90s it became possible to produce customizable lenses with the aid of CNC machines.  A current lens designer at ZEISS, Helmut Wietschorke, was instrumental in his development of an algorithm that could function independently for any ordered values.

The race to develop a customized progressive commenced in 2000 between Rodenstock and ZEISS. Rodenstock did develop the first free-form lens by just a few days, however, ZEISS was able to secure a patent on free-form production for a backside progressive made from a spherical front surface.

Ophthalmic Treatments


While serving in the military, Alexander Smakula, a physicist and lab manager at ZEISS, noticed reflections from riflescopes and periscopes.  To solve the 'blinking' from these, he knew he could cancel each wave by changing the reflecting wavelength, known today as destructive interference. A coating, made from magnesium fluoride was patented in 1939, but not used until 1959, when ZEISS was able to apply the coating to an ophthalmic lens.

In 1983, American Optical launched the first plastic photochromic lens, called Photolite.

Key milestones in Ophthalmic Optics lens technology and the organizations that discovered/invented them.


While the list is not exhaustive, it hits many developments since the 19th century up to modern ophthalmic optics. Hopefully, it provides us with a greater appreciation for the lenses we dispense.


1886 - Ernst Abbe of ZEISS calculates the Abbe Value of optical clarity.

1889 - Carl Zeiss Foundation is founded by Ernst Abbe, 43 years after the Carl Zeiss company's start and one year after Carl Zeiss death. Thus begins ZEISS as a fully foundation-owned company that reinvest profits into research and development and humanitarian efforts rather than distributing to shareholders.


1898 - Rodenstock of Germany produces the first prescription sunglasses with UV protection.


1908 - Moritz von Rohr calculated the first magnifying visual aid using the Gullstrand imaging theory of image formation: telescopic glasses.


1911 - Invention of the slit lamp by Allvar Gullstrand and Moritz von Rohr

1912 - This is a pivotal year in modern Rx lenses. 1912 is the year that lenses changed from an artisanal craft, with very little optical clarity when the gaze turned away from the lens optical center, to a precision-based process of making focal point lenses, with groundbreaking improvement in clarity away from the optical center. The ZEISS Punktal lens that launched that year best illustrates this breakthrough improvement in ophthalmic lens peripheral optics. However, there was a long buildup of science and engineering before that date to make the breakthrough happen. At the time, organizations were more akin to jewelers, created ophthalmic lenses. While the craft demonstrated great attention to detail, it was science and engineering that advanced ophthalmic optics. In sharp contrast, the ZEISS Punktal was created by a legacy of science and engineering. Steeped in the science of lens optics, the early days of ZEISS included contributions from Carl Zeiss, who started the company in scientific microscopes. Ernst Abbe, a physicist who created the Abbe Value of optical clarity, also formed the Carl Zeiss Foundation, precision glassmaker Otto Schott, and Ophthalmology professor Allvar Gullstrand, who launched the first slit lamp in 1911. This legacy and collaboration led Carl Zeiss scientist Moritz Von Rohr to develop the ZEISS Punktal, a culmination of scientific optical theory and engineering manufacturing. Both Von Rohr and Gullstrand received the Nobel Prize for these contributions. Punktal was so influential that its name was etched into the glass, making it the first branded ophthalmic lens. Its name was used continuously until 2012, making it the longest surviving lens trademark in the world. The invention of Punktal also marks the beginning of the Vision Care business unit at ZEISS. Another fun fact is that before Punktal, Von Rohr invented the ZEISS Katral lens (1903) specifically for post-cataract surgery patients. They were worn by the famous impressionist Claude Monet in 1923, leading him to re-paint several of his later works with more vibrant colors.

1921 – The launch of the AO Lensometer from American Optical (now part of ZEISS Vision Care).


ZEISS' foundation structure enables the investment to create the German School of Opticians, the first of its kind in Germany, to aid both patients and train additional technical specialists needed in the growing vision care manufacturing industry.


1924 - Estelle Glancy of American Optical (now part of ZEISS Vision Care) invents and patents many of the mathematical calculations necessary to create today's progressive lenses. Still, some gaps remained before such lenses could become commercially viable. Estelle was the first woman in optics research.

1925 - Tillyer lens. Patent issued the first lens to correct astigmatism and power at American Optical (now part of ZEISS Vision Care). An invention very similar to the Punktal lens created in 1912.


1931 – Aviation goggle patent awarded to American Optical (now part of ZEISS Vision Care). Estelle Glancy and Edgar Tillyer discovered highly wrapped lenses needed prism compensation, since pilots were experiencing headaches with their goggles. This became the technical basis for plano wrap sunglasses such as those popularized by Oakley.

1935 – Carl Zeiss patents the invention of the coating procedure for glass surfaces to reduce reflections.


1939 - (other sources say 1935). Physicist Olexander Smakula of ZEISS invented and patented the first ophthalmic anti-reflective coating. Smakula later went on to be a professor of physics at MIT.


1945 - PPG develops CR-39 monomer, the first plastic resin to be used in the manufacture of ophthalmic lenses.


1949 - ZEISS creates the bifocal Duopal, the first to incorporate physiological visual conditions in the design.


1950 - Donald Stookey of Corning awarded the patent for photochromic glass. Stookey also is credited with creating Corning Ware.

1959 - AR coatings. ZEISS was the first to apply AR coatings commercially to ophthalmic lenses roughly 20 years after AR's invention.


1959 – Progressive lens technology: The first use of the term "progressive" for ophthalmic lenses in a patent by Ernst Lau and Rolf Riekher at the Institute for Optics and Spectroscopy at the German Academy of Sciences. During this time, they are joined by Guenter Minkwitz, who developed the Minkwitz theorem, which was the next mathematical basis needed to create progressive lenses. The Minkwitz theorem explains why the lateral spherocylindrical distortion or power errors in a progressive lens increase proportionately to the addition power and corridor length.

- Building on the discoveries of Aves, Glancy, Lau, Riekher, Minkowitz, and others, French engineer Bernard Maitenaz creates Varilux, the first commercially viable progressive lens. The French Optical company SL eventually becomes the "Essi" in "Essilor" after the merge with LOR, now part of EssilorLuxottica.

- Orma 1000, the first plastic lens, is launched, today known more commonly as CR39 a trade-marked material from PPG Industries, made lenses much lighter-weight than glass while providing good optical clarity. Orma 1000 was launched by LOR, which eventually became the "lor" in Essilor, now EssilorLuxottica.


1976 - Varilux launches the first progressive lens in Orma (CR39).


1980 - Permalite – the world's first tintable abrasion-resistant coating, developed by American Optical (now ZEISS Vision Care).

1983 – Photochromic. American Optical, now a part of ZEISS Vision Care, launches the first plastic photochromic called Photolite.


1983 – Progressives: ZEISS Vision Care received the patent for horizontal symmetry in progressive lenses and launched in their lens Gradal HS. Horizonal


1991 - Photochromic. PPG and Essilor jointly create Transitions, a lens that darks based on the intensity of light.


1992 - ZEISS creates the world's first computer-aided centration device, the ZEISS Video Infral.


1995 - Compensated Rx. ZEISS Vision Care invents the compensated Rx, which gives patients even clearer vision by modifying the prescription to align with the patient's actual experienced vision through most all of the lens, rather than what may be measured only through the optical center by a lensometer.


1996 - Backside-only freeform or "digitally" surfaced lenses are invented and patented by ZEISS Vision Care. The backside freeform patent was awarded to Dr. Albrecht Hof and Adalbert Hanssen of ZEISS. Considered the gold standard for producing freeform eyeglass lenses, it efficiently minimizes the alignment errors typical between the back (Rx surfacing) and the front surface (progressive lens design). The patent only recently expired.

1997 - VSP founds Sight for Students


1998 - First progressive for small frames: AO Compact by SOLA (now part of ZEISS Vision Care).


2000 - Gradal Individual – the first completely Rx compensated backside freeform lens accounts for back vertex distance, pantoscopic tilt, and wrap angle measurements.

2007 - i.Scription – ZEISS launches the world's first combination of subjective refraction and wavefront measurement, enabling lens prescriptions up to 100th of a diopter.


2007 - Essilor founded the Essilor Vision Foundation


2013 - Essilor founded the Vision Impact Institute


2015 - Essilor founded Vision For Life


2017 – EssilorLuxottica’s launches “RB” engraving on Ray-Ban prescription lenses, to help offset the loss of the Ray-Ban lettering on the plano sunglass lenses after the prescription is made.


2018 - With ZEISS' launch of ZEISS UVProtect, UV protection in clear lenses is now on par with sunglass standards, protecting against UV up to 400nm without a perceptible difference in color of the lenses.

2019 - ZEISS launches its “ZEISS Shield” lens branding in the upper corner of each prescription lens. Unlike the semi-visible engravings, which are primarily for the optician, this engraving is subtly visible, without interfering with vision. It is designed to show patients that their lenses are premium and not a commodity, and to help opticians better explain the value of the lenses to patients. This is a continuation of ZEISS’ innovation of lens branding with the Punktal lenses in 1912.

2020 - UVClean – world's first optometry-focused UVC frame cleaning system from ZEISS. With 99.5% disinfecting effectiveness, it is designed to help ECPs thoroughly and quickly clean frames after the COVID-19 pandemic, helping them spend more time with patients while also giving patients confidence in the hygiene of the practice.

Advances in vision correction have real consequences for the quality of life of Ametropes and Presbyopes. Companies who provide these products have invested heavily in time and money in groundbreaking scientific research. As a result, patients' vision correction has vastly improved in the last 100 years, even more than 1,000 years prior. Like the calling opticians feel to provide optimal vision correction for patients, it is the philanthropy of companies and scientific calling to make the world a better place through better vision. This effort includes the formation of foundations to help with underserved people's vision needs, as with VSP and Essilor. Entirely holistic foundation ownership like that of the ZEISS Foundation uses profits to fund the advancement of ophthalmic science and humanitarian causes.

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ZEISS Customer Dashboard

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ZEISS Customer Dashboard




Visualize your ZEISS business in one place


Now with just one click, you can see a comprehensive snapshot of performance with your ZEISS business.  Gain valuable insight and drive quick and accurate decision-making with the NEW ZEISS Customer Dashboard.

Enhanced visibility. All in one place.

To ensure your business is better equipped to respond to changing market conditions, such as COVID-19, the ZEISS Customer Dashboard shows you pertinent information, such as job order status reports, sales trend information, marketing resources, product news, and more.

Timesaving Efficiency


Don’t waste your valuable time generating reports from multiple systems. Now your data is drawn from a centralized source and displayed as an easy-to-interpret visual overview.

Better forecasting and planning



With greater insight into your business cycles, future demand can be more accurately predicted using historic information.  More effectively plan for demand fluctuations for the next business cycle.  Understand your sales and how to improve revenue based on trends.


Additionally, plan your marketing efforts, such as social media, ads, and newsletters with up-to-date ZEISS marketing materials that are just a click away.


Make better business decisions



The ZEISS Customer Dashboard allows eye care professionals to analyze key data quickly and meticulously.

With the ability to easily identify key aspects of your ZEISS business, you can make better decisions relevant to your business. With a single location for connecting to, interacting with, evaluating and visualizing ZEISS data, you’ll spend less time and effort understanding your business needs.

 Trust ZEISS to provide solutions to help make your business a success. Request ACCESS from your ZEISS representative or email to solutions.vision.na@zeiss.com.

 If you’d like more information on becoming a ZEISS partner or if you’d like to be contacted by a ZEISS representative, please Click Here




Pre-Visit App for Eye Care Professionals

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ZEISS Pre Visit Prep App

Improve capture rate and speed up the dispensing process.





What is the Pre Visit Prep App?



A short 2-minute quiz that can help recommend eyeglass lens solutions to fit your patients' lifestyles.  These recommendations can then be discussed with the eye care professional during the next visit.  These recommendations includes lenses, AR coatings and second pair sunglass options customized for their personal needs.

The Pre Visit Prep quiz will show you what challenges your eyes face everyday and which lens solutions from ZEISS can help overcome them.


How do I use it?


It's easy!  Simply embed the quiz on your website to effortlessly enrich the online experience.  It will then be viewable on your website to help you  educate patients, speed up the lens selection process and drive more traffic to your business.


To add the embed code in your website, follow these
simple steps:


1. Locate the section of your web page where you want
the app to appear.

a. We recommend displaying it your Home page, which is usually named “default” or “index.”

b. We recommend placing the app within the widest body section of your website, rather than a narrow side rail on the right side of the screen.

c. The code must be placed after the <body> tag and before the </body> of your website. The code cannot be placed in the <head> section.




1. Copy and paste the following iframe into your HTML code: <iframe width=”600” height=”300” src=”MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from
“eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com” claiming to be MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com” claiming to be

2. You can modify the Width and Height dimensions, to ensure the app aligns with your site layout. However, we recommend that you use the 600x300 dimensions.

3. Save the file that you made the changes to.


Now it's time to let your patient know.


Share it via social media, email, text, or newsletter to drive people to your site and to help them understand which lenses are right for their lifestyle BEFORE they visit you.


Learn more or take the quiz now at ZEISS.com/patientprep or contact your
ZEISS representative.


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ZEISS Virtual Expo – Fall 2020 Edition

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The ZEISS Virtual Expo is back!




ZEISS Virtual Expo--Fall Edition


You can now visit the revamped ZEISS booth in 3D from the comfort of your home.  We’ve custom-developed highly visual and interactive content using digital hotspots. Beyond learning about ZEISS’ latest innovations, viewers get to engage in topics like new lens technology, remote refraction, practice marketing, and even skill-building tools.  Discover how ZEISS offers a wide range of solutions to help propel ECP practices back to strength.

The ZEISS Virtual Expo consists of short, bite-sized videos that make navigating the booth easy and simple to digest.

We’ve broken it down into 4 major zones.


The NEW at ZEISS Zone highlights latest innovations from ZEISS such as UVClean.



The first UV disinfection technology developed by and for eye care professionals. ZEISS UVClean can safely and easily disinfect 6 - 10 frames in just 40 seconds.  Additionally, we cover lens innovations like ZEISS SmartLife lenses which are specially designed to support quick and easy peripheral vision for today’s busy eyes.

The Remote Refraction Zone showcases ZEISS’ newest VISU360 platform which is designed to help practitioners conduct eye exams remotely.


Remote Refraction

We also use this section to highlight the VISUFIT 1000, a device that offers highly accurate 3D centration and innovative features to create a memorable experience for patients.

Learn about how ZEISS can take your practice to the next level in the ZEISS Solutions Zone with the Customer Dashboard.


Here you can access job order status reports, sales trend information, marketing resources, product news and more. All in one place.

Be the first to own ZEISS UVClean in the Show Specials Zone.


Also take advantage of exclusive offers on ZEISS optical equipment and lens cleaning solutions.

While this is not a substitute for face-to-face interaction, the ZEISS Virtual Expo offers a glimpse into the future of customer interaction with dynamic and engaging content that can be accessed 24/7, from the comfort of your living room and from any device (including smartphones!).

Click Here to experience it for yourself!

To find an eye doctor near you Click Here

To be contacted by a ZEISS representative, please visit https://www.zeiss.com/vision-care/us/for-eye-care-professionals/business-partnership.html

Practice Resilience–20 ZEISS Solutions for 2020

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Let’s rebuild together.


ZEISS has nearly 175 years of experience helping customers navigate unprecedented times.  Discover how we can help you too.

Many eye care professionals nationwide saw a dramatic drop in patient volume when COVID-19 hit. For many, patient volume did start to increase in May, but practices now need to rethink and rebuild their practice to come out stronger.


Here are a few of the 20 solutions ZEISS provides to help you reach your 2020 goals.




Safely and effectively disinfect eyeglasses so you can spend more time with your patients.

Easily sanitize up to 10 frames in 40 seconds.



A Wide Variety of Lens Options

A wide variety of the latest in lenses to ensure you’re not only meeting their vision needs but their fashion needs as well.


A lens for everyone.
A lens for everyone





ZEISS Pre-Visit App

Draw in patients with a easy-to-use quiz that helps with the lens selection process.

Patients can determine which lens they want.





Cutting-edge digital platform for customizable remote exams.

Remote eye examinations




ZEISS Fog Defender System

Offer fog-free vision to your staff and patients.


Fog-free for up to 3 days





ZEISS Special Financing

Manage your lab account better with flexible financing and payment terms.

Flexible terms







Update your office to the future of digital centration and virtual try-on.

Next level digital centration.




ZEISS Customer Dashboard.

View and manage all of your ZEISS business in one easy-to-use location.

Manage your ZEISS business in one place.




ZEISS Sprint Service

Extra-fast, prioritized lab service with a risk-free guarantee to ensure your patients get their best vision quickly.

Fast lab service.




ZEISS Safety Eyewear Program

Protect yourself and your staff with ZEISS advanced lenses and quality safety frames.

Eye protection and all-day comfort.




ZEISS Webinar Series and ABO Courses

Earn ABO, NCLE, and COPE credits with the ZEISS webinar series in your downtime.

Earn credits and stay up-to-date.




ECP Social Assets

Focus on patient outreach and let them know you can safely meet their vision needs.

ZEISS offers a  broad selection of content for web or social media that is updated monthly.

Social Media support and content



ZEISS Slit Lamp Breath Shields

Essential protection for in-person eye exams.

Enhance your protective protocols.




ZEISS Virtual Expo

Take advantage of the Expo specials online.


Visit the expo from the comfort of your home.



Learn more about ZEISS offerings.


Trust ZEISS to provide solutions to helping you navigate 2020 and beyond. Visit www.zeiss.com/practiceresilience to learn more.


Click Here to find an eye doctor near you.


If you’d like more information on becoming a ZEISS partner or if you’d like to be contacted by a ZEISS representative, Please Click Here


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Tired of cleaning eyeglasses by hand?

Safely disinfect eyeglasses in just 40 seconds with the ZEISS UVClean.


Introducing the first UV disinfection technology developed with and for eye care professionals. The ZEISS UVClean can safely and easily disinfect 6 or more frames in under 40 seconds.

Why use UV to disinfect?


With the coronavirus pandemic, people are revisiting ultraviolet light and its role in zapping viruses and bacteria.  Hospitals have utilized UV to cut down on drug-resistant superbugs for years, but its use in more common spaces has recently surged.

The type of UV used, ultraviolet C (UVC) is one of the three types of rays produced by the sun and it is filtered out by the ozone layer before making it to Earth.  This is good because not only does UVC kill germs, it is also known to harm our bodies. ZEISS UVClean safely utilizes UVC in a contained space to ensure optimal safety.

The Centers for Disease Control states that the inactivation of viruses with UV light has been “demonstrated under controlled conditions in a laboratory”.*  UVC is absorbed and then deactivates viruses and other pathogens.

The ZEISS UVClean was developed and rigorously tested by eye care professionals to meet the demands of high-volume eye care practices.  This cutting-edge device is fast, safe, and effective on both frames and lenses.

A lot of time is lost by manually cleaning eyeglasses after every try-on.


Increase productivity and save money on cleaning supplies with ZEISS UVClean.  With just one click, you can disinfect 6 – 10 pairs of eyeglasses in only 40 seconds.

Clean eyeglasses without soapy water, expensive smelly chemicals or re-purposed industrial/consumer UV solutions.  Not only is ZEISS UVClean a more “green” option, it also saves hands from the repetitive exposure to harsh chemicals.

Created specifically for the optical dispensary.


Created and designed by eye care professionals to be a stylish addition to any dispensing area.  Patients will be impressed with this cutting-edge tool and the practice’s focus on health that you display.


Eyeglasses or sunglasses, big or small, ZEISS UVClean disinfects them all.


Simply load the eyeglasses into the chamber, close the lid, and push start.  In just 40 seconds, every surface of the frames and lenses are disinfected.

4 germicidal UVC bulbs effectively disinfect.


With the just one touch, ZEISS UVClean bathes each pair of eyeglasses in powerful UVC light to quickly and safely disinfect in 40 seconds.

The unit is designed to safely use UVC seals it in the germicidal chamber.  The lid also locks automatically to ensure an extra level of user safety.

This practice, called “ultraviolet germicidal irradiation” has long been used in hospitals when difficult-to-treat pathogens are present…and now it’s available to you.

Trust ZEISS to provide thorough disinfection of frames and lenses.


If you’re interested in obtaining a ZEISS UVClean for your practice visit www.zeiss.com/UVClean

To find an eye doctor near you, visit www.zeiss.com/FindAnEyeDr

If you’d like more information on becoming a ZEISS partner or if you’d like to be contacted by a ZEISS representative, Click Here

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Sunscreen for your eyes? We asked people on the streets of San Francisco.

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What sunscreen do you use for your eyes?

Most people know about the importance of protecting their skin from potentially harmful UV rays, but what about their eyes?  Aren’t they just as or even more likely to be damaged from the sun?  To find out what people really think about UV protection for their eyes, we asked people on the streets of sunny San Francisco.

Using the ZEISS C-UVProtect

The result: 7 out of 10 clear eyeglass lenses only offer partial UV protection...letting as much as 40% of UV radiation through.

Many people said they hadn’t even thought about protecting their eyes from UV before…and they were not pleased to learn their eyeglasses lenses weren’t fully protecting their eyes from harmful UV radiation.

According to the American Academy of Opthalmology, too much exposure to UV light raises the risks of eye diseases, including cataracts, eye growths, such as pterygiums and pingueculas, and cancer.  Strong exposure to snow reflection can also quickly cause painful damage called snow blindness.


As eye care professionals know too well…

Protecting your eyes from the sun is extremely important for healthy eyes and vision.

But how can you tell if your eyeglasses have full sunglass-level UV protection?

Incomplete UV protection
Sunglass-level UV protection

The ZEISS C-UVProtect makes the invisible visible.

This cutting-edge device uses a special UV camera to show the amount of UV protection in eyeglass lenses.

No UV protection

If you can see your eyes through the lenses with the ZEISS C-UVProtect, that means your lenses DON’T have full sunglass-level UV protection.

If it looks like you’re wearing dark sunglasses, then your eyeglass lenses DO have full UV protection. ONLY ZEISS offers sunglass-level UV protection in all clear eyeglass lenses.


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