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ZEISS Lenses Are Tailor-Made To Meet All Individual Requirements

In today’s world, more and more people choose a different way of life and they tend to look for more suitable products - usually tailor-made solutions.

ZEISS Lenses deliver best natural vision in any situation.

  • Visual needs are linked to the wearer’s lifestyle
  • No two people are the same – individuals have different anatomy whilst their style and visual preferences are closely linked to their way of life.
  • Lenses that suit both to the wearer’s physiology and their main daily activities

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Single vision lenses from ZEISS

Experience excellent wearing comfort.

Enjoy perfect vision when carrying out near viewing tasks or when looking into the distance. ZEISS single vision lenses are the best solution for short-sighted and long-sighted wearers. These lenses are fitted to the particular wearer and are optimised for good vision even in the periphery of the lens. Moreover, they're thin and aesthetically appealing for the wearer. 

Perfect for your first pair of glasses, glasses for children or standard everyday glasses: ZEISS single vision lenses are used for both distance vision and reading – the two most common reasons people wear glasses. What's the difference? With reading glasses, the single vision lenses are optimised for vision in the near zone and personally fitted to the long-sighted reader's standard reading distance. These lenses are great not only for books, but also for reading smaller font sizes on a smartphone or tablet. Long-sighted wearers usually have blurry vision in the near zone and sometimes when looking into the distance. Long-sightedness results from an image being focused behind the retina, resulting in a blurry image. With short-sightedness, however, objects in the distance appear blurry because the short-sighted eye focuses images in front of the retina rather than on it. An optimally fitted pair of distance lenses can help you see clearly when looking at objects which are far away.

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ZEISS Digital Lenses.

Your Eye Care Solution for Mobile Devices

With ZEISS Digital Lenses, ZEISS is introducing a new first-pair lens product category. It is specifically designed to meet the vision needs of people in their 30s and 40s who are experiencing near vision discomfort for the first time. Regardless of whether they are single vision wearers or not yet spectacle wearers.

Mobile digital devices have conquered the world at an extremely fast pace and pose new challenges to the human eye.The frequent use of digital mobile devices is challenging on the human eye. With the constantly growing use of digital screens, the number of daily cycles switching from far to near vision and back has increased considerably. This is very demanding on the ciliary muscle of the eye and – with diminishing accommodation capabilities – can lead to blurred vision, tired or dry eyes and neck strain.

 ZEISS Digital Lenses make tired eyes and a stiff neck a thing of the past. They help users of digital devices to stay fresh, fit and focused vision all day long.

The effectiveness of ZEISS Digital Lenses has been proven in stress tests carried out with smartphone and tablet users. More than 90 % of all respondents were satisfied with the reduction in the symptoms of strained or tired eyes by a factor of 4.

The benefits for the wearer

  • Helps the eye to focus more easily.
  • Stress and strain-free viewing throughout the day.
  • Easy adaptation for unaccustomed eyes.
  • For universal use – from morning until night.

Product features at a glance

  • Optimised lens design to support close-up vision for digital devices.
  • Large distance zone to match visual behaviour of non-spectacle-wearers or single vision wearers.
  • Flexible near power based on wearers requirements.
  • Compressed corridor for rapid transition into the near power.

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Progressive Lenses: Everything you should know

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Dizziness and headache, a stiff neck, fatigue and constantly tripping when you are going upstairs – there are many stories about the problems encountered by wearers when getting used to new progressive lenses. This is why many people who have never worn progressives before frequently hesitate before buying their first pair.

Progressive lenses offer several vision solutions in one lens

The production of progressives has always been something very special. Progressive lenses allow smooth, clear vision from near to far with one lens – and all without image jumps or transitions. Progressive lenses are therefore a unique feat of optical technology, the production of which needs a lot of know-how, a vast amount of optical calculation and exact knowledge of the wearer's personal parameters.

The general rule is: the more the design of a progressive lens takes into account the personal parameters of the wearer, the more comfortable and relaxed their vision will be – and the shorter the adaptation becomes.

This is precisely why ZEISS already incorporates as many of the wearer's personal parameters, such as visual habits and anatomical data, in the production of the lens. When fitted individually for each wearer, progressives provide wearers with outstanding wearing and visual comfort. Sometimes, however, a little training is necessary to get used to progressive lenses. Consult your ZEISS optican about the possibilities that modern progressive lenses offer. We have also prepared some important information for you about progressive lenses and presbyopia.

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ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

Spectacle lenses for driving

Reach your destination safelyand stress-free - The everyday pair of glasses for driving

For excellent wearer comfort and greater safety on the road. ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses are optimised specially for driving. These lenses help you enjoy better vision at night or in difficult weather conditions, protect your eyes from reflections and make it easier for you to shift your viewing focus – quickly and often. The optimum extra safety feature from your everyday pair of glasses.

Being able to see well is a prerequisite for safe driving because on the road our eyes are working overtime: constantly shifting focus between the street, the GPS and the rearview and wing mirrors. Inclement weather or adverse light conditions often make it difficult to see. ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses – available as single-vision and progressive lenses – minimise this visual stress when driving and make it easier for drivers to see, enabling you to arrive at your destination safely and stress-free. 

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Sunglass lenses from ZEISS 

Fashionable, versatile and high-performing. For all outdoor activities.

This fashionable accessory is indispensable for ensuring that you enjoy superb, clear vision and 100% protection against UV rays. All of this is available in a single lens. ZEISS sunglass lenses – the best choice for your sunglasses. Whether you have prescription lenses or not, our comprehensive range features individualised sunglass lenses for everyone. 


Are all sunglasses the same? Not at all. When do you wear your sunglasses the most? While shopping? While sitting at a café? Or maybe while taking a walk through the park? Or perhaps when you're playing sports? Or driving a car? The better your sunglasses meet your needs, the more comfortable they are to wear. Take our test to find out which outdoor lenses from ZEISS are best for you. There are three categories to choose from: Urban, Drive and Active. 

Filter out up to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. Take your place in the sun – without damaging your eyes.

All ZEISS sunglass lens categories – Urban, Drive & Active – feature 100% protection against UVA and UVB radiation, providing optimum protection for your eyes. Enjoy comfortable vision when you're outdoors in the sun. Your eyes will thank you.

Here's a tip: the more sensitive your eyes are to light, the darker the sunglass tint should be. Bright tints and gradient tints are ideal on cloudy days with little sunlight, whereas dark tints protect your eyes in strong sunshine. 

Reduce the sensation of glare, increase contrast and protect your eyes when driving.

On the road and lovin' it: ZEISS sunglass lenses are ideal for petrolheads who live to drive, as well as for frequent drivers who value maximum visual comfort and safety. An optional polarisation filter in the lens reduces the sensation of glare in traffic (e.g. in bright sunlight or when the road is wet). Special tints such as Skypol® or Skylet® improve contrast perception. Also available as wrapped lenses for additional protection from the wind, making them ideal for hitting the open road in a convertible. And featuring 100% protection against UVA and UVB radiation.

Precisely tailored to fit your lifestyle. Enjoy extremely clear vision up to the edges of the lens.

No matter if you enjoy skiing, biking or working in your garden, ZEISS sunglass lenses are the ideal choice for people with an active lifestyle. These lenses are individualised to accommodate your favourite hobby or sport, with an optional green, red, intensive blue or silver mirror coating. They are also sporty, durable and fashionable – as well as extremely comfortable: the mirror coating prevents annoying reflections on the back surface of the lenses. Also available as wrapped lenses. And featuring 100% protection against UVA and UVB radiation.

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ZEISS Sports Lenses

Special lenses for wrapped fashionable frames and sunglasses

ZEISS Sports Lenses - curved perfection

Whether for designer frames, highly fashionable sunglasses or sports eyewear – wrapped prescription lenses are definitely the latest trend.This confronts the optician with a special challenge: when frames of this type are glazed with traditional lenses, aberrations result for the user during wear.The optimum solutionZEISS Sports Lenses provide optimum optical correction for all wrapped frames - and it makes aberrations a thing of the past.

The benefits for the wearer

  • Lightweight plastic lens for glazing highly curved frames (high bow angle)
  • Individual optimisation for optimum vision during wear
  • High quality coating DuraVision® Platinum available
  • Available as single vision and as progressive lens
  • Maximum diversity: same coatings possible as for ZEISS Single Vision Sph 1.5 / 1.6
  • ZEISS Single Vision Individual Sport is also available in photochromic and polarised versions

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ZEISS EnergizeMe for contact lens wearers

ZEISS EnergizeMe eyeglass lenses are the first lenses that are specially adapted to the needs of contact lens wearers in the digital world: they are designed to reduce digital eye strain and refresh the wearer's eyes after removing their contact lenses.

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ZEISS EnergizeMe Eyeglass Lenses for Contact Lens Wearers

Contact lens wearers switch to glasses more frequently than is generally assumed. Today they need glasses optimized for their visual needs and the digital life.AALEN/Germany, 10/February/2017With ZEISS EnergizeMe the company is launching its first eyeglass lenses specially designed for contact lens wearers. ZEISS EnergizeMe eyeglass lenses help refresh the wearer's eyes after they have removed their contact lenses. This refreshing effect, as reported by test wearers, is primarily based on preventing digital eye strain which can arise from the intensive use of digital media.The new eyeglass lenses from ZEISS for contact wearers reduce digital eye strain, providing the necessary relaxation after wearing contact lenses through the combination of three different components:

  • ZEISS EnergizeMe lens design
  • ZEISS Digital Inside Technology
  • ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect coating

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Better vision and more comfort at work

The new ZEISS office spectacle lenses give you more relaxed vision, whether you work at a desk, computer or a manufacturing machine.

Modern technology governs our life and makes it easier, both at home and at work. We spend a good portion of our time working with high-tech devices and displays. They help make us faster and more productive. If we want to stay focused for extended periods while using computers, smartphones, tablet PCs or other devices at work, we need good vision at near to intermediate distances. This field of vision, between a half meter and four metres, is the one we use most often in our daily routine.  Reading glasses and even sophisticated progressive lenses are not ideal for this field of vision. Have you ever considered wearing spectacles that are specially tailored to the work you do?

For many people, the world of work is getting faster and faster and increasingly varied. Computers and other devices play a major role in the modern workplace. As a result, staying productive for long periods is essential. Our vision plays a key role here, especially when we're working in front of screens and displays. Our eyes have to endure strain in the near to intermediate fields of vision for many hours each day.

You might already wear reading glasses or progressive lenses at work. However, you can assume a very unnatural posture when wearing these types of spectacles. 

The new ZEISS office spectacle lenses are tailored to your specific needs and allow for a relaxed posture. These lenses offer very large fields of vision from near to intermediate distances (between half a metre and four metres). This lets you see and work at your best in precisely the range of vision your job requires. Your head and neck will be in a natural, relaxed position the whole day through.

There are four different versions:

  1. "Near" office lens: With this design, the maximum distance the spectacle wearer must see sharply and clearly is set at two metres. This version is ideal for people who work mainly at the computer or read a lot.
  2. "Room" office lens: With this spectacle lens, the maximum distance is set to four metres, allowing the wearer to see at reading distance up to the intermediate field of vision. The "Room" version is designed for people  that interact with colleagues a lot and simultaneously work in front of a screen.
  3. NEW - "Book" office lens: "Book" has a strengthened focus for the reading area with a maximum distance of one meter. In comparison to reading glasses, which are generally designed for a fixed, and individualised reading distance, "Book" offers a significantly larger field of vision for a more relaxed reading experience.
  4. The "Individual" office  lens: This version is tailored to the specific needs of the spectacle wearer. The optimum maximum viewing distance in the room is defined with extreme precision for the spectacle wearer. In addition, the wearer's centring data, close-up working distance and spectacle frame dimensions are used in manufacturing these lenses.

ZEISS office lenses are not just for work

ZEISS office spectacle lenses are not just for work

ZEISS office lenses also help you see better in your free time, whether you're reading, watching TV, cooking, surfing the Web, chatting online, or playing a musical instrument. We will be happy to advise you and select the best solution from the range of ZEISS office lenses.

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Varilux® progressive lenses are the most technically advanced progressive lenses available. Varilux Physio® lenses are the only progressive lenses with the distortion-reducing benefits of W.A.V.E. Technology™: Wavefront Advanced Vision Enhancement. This gives you better vision than you probably thought was possible, whether you are looking near, far, or anywhere in-between.

Varilux® Physio Enhanced™ progressive lenses are customized to provide the clearest vision possible for every distance and in every light level.

Varilux Comfort® give you excellent near, intermediate, distance and peripheral vision, all without compromising the visual quality of any single zone. They’re easy to wear, and the smooth transition between visual zones makes it easy to adapt to these lenses. For more information, please visit

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Eyezen Glasses

by Essilor

Protect Your Eyes Against Digital Eye Strain with New Eyezen™+ Lenses!Designed for the way you see the world, taking care of your eyes from the harshness of modern life. They reduce strain from viewing digital devices so you can focus on what matters to you. It’s a real see good, feel good story.

How Eyezen+ is Different! A single vision lens with two major benefits:

  • Defends Against Eye Strain Associated with Device Use
  • Eyezen+ lenses contain a small amount of accommodative relief to help alleviate eye strain caused by viewing near objects, like cell phones and tablets.
  • Reduces Exposure to Harmful Blue Light

Eyezen+ lenses utilize Essilor’s Smart Blue Filter™ feature, which reduces exposure to Harmful Blue Light coming from devices, inside lighting, and even the sun. More about Eyezen.

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Xperio™ Polarized Lenses

Not all sun lenses are created equal

There’s a better way to see the world. Xperio UV™ polarized prescription sun lenses virtually eliminate blinding glare so you can see the outside world with sharper color and greater depth. Customize your Xperio UV™ lenses with any frame, lens color, and prescription.

Polarized lenses to conquer the outside

Xperio UV™ polarized prescription sun lenses aren’t just ordinary sun lenses. They help you see more no matter what you’re doing outside, providing excellent clarity of vision all while protecting your eyes with a superior quality lens. The highest UV protection available: E-SPF® index of 50+**

* E-SPF® is a global index rating the overall UV protection of a lens. E-SPF® was developed by Essilor International and endorsed by 3rd party experts. A lens rating of E-SPF® 50 means that an eye protected by the lens will receive 50 times less UV exposure than an unprotected eye.

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Go Easy on Your Eyes

Transitions Optical, Inc. has developed the world’s most advanced photochromic lens technology—the ability of a lens to darken in the presence of invisible UV light. Transitions® lenses are the #1 brand of photochromic lenses recommended by eye care professionals worldwide.

Today’s Transitions® offer you more choices than ever before – choices that keep you comfortable and keep your eyes healthy. Innovative photochromic technologies result in unparalleled lens performance in nearly every lens design and material, including shatter-resistant lenses, bifocals, trifocals, progressives and standard and high-index materials.

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Underhill Optometry

51 Underhill Drive, Suite 202
North York, ON M3A 2J8
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