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ZEISS Progressive Lens
Precision Superb.

ZEISS Progressive Lenses Superb

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ZEISS Progressive Lenses App

The ZEISS Progressive Lenses app is an easy-to-use application designed to help you attract or retain customers when dispensing the new ZEISS Progressive Lenses portfolio.

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Here you get background information on spectacle lenses: Basics of ophthalmic optics, surface geometry and progressive lenses, lens materials, lens production and coatings.



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ZEISS Progressive Lens Precision Superb.

Physiologically fitted to the wearer’s face.

ZEISS Progressive Lens Precision Superb.

The uniqueness of the human body is one of the many factors influencing product development today, with an increasing demand for products that can adapt to our anatomy.


An overall approach to the eyes and anatomy
The anatomy of individuals differs – and no two faces are alike.

If a spectacle lens is not matched to the wearer’s physiological facial parameters, they may not be able to utilise the full potential of their 3D vision, which is essential for good distance perception. Research shows that 50% of progressive lens wearers experience problems with either clear distance vision, peripheral distortions or limited 3D vision, and/or may also have difficulty judging distances.*


* External market research with 1,000 progressive lens wearers in Germany and USA (2014)

ZEISS Progressive Lens Precision Superb responds to this challenge with a solution that provides an optimum match of the eye-lens-frame system.

ZEISS Progressive Lens Precision Superb.

Optimised for the eyes + frame + face

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The unique anatomy of every individual’s face is important.

Taking into account the physiological position of wearer parameters allows an optimal match of the eye-lens-frame system and therefore full use of three-dimensional vision. FaceFit Technology optimises the vision zones based on the knowledge of the exact position of the eyes and the facial fit of the frame on the nose and ears.


The benefits for the wearer

  • Better vision with full utilisation of 3D vision
  • Unlimited frame choice
  • Fast adaptation to the lenses – in any frame
  • Strain-free and clear vision when using print media or digital devices for people aged 40+
  • Fast focus and good dynamic vision all day long, ideal for the challenges of today’s world
  • Thin and lightweight lenses

* External market research with 400 progressive lens wearers in Germany and USA (2014)
** Independent clinical study: Susan C. Han, Andrew D. Graham, Meng C. Lin (Clinical Research Center, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California). Clinical Assessment of a Customised Free-Form Progressive Add Lens Spectacle (Optometry and Vision Science, Vol. 88, No. 2, February 2011 pp. 234–243), 2011, n=95. In a randomised, double-masked crossover trial, 95 experienced wearers wore ZEISS Individual customised free-form PAL spectacles (test) and standard non-free-form PAL spectacles (control) for one week each

FaceFit Technology unlocks the full potential of 3D vision

FaceFit Technology optimises the vision zones based on data for the frame, for the position of the eyes and the fit of the frame on the nose and ears. With this precise information, lens zone sizes can be improved and the 3D vision potential fully utilised.

Standard lens design optimised for a face with standard position of wearing parameters:

  • Full vision experience when looking through the progressive lens without compromise

Standard lens design on a face with non-standard position of wearing parameters:

  • Compromised vision experience when looking through the progressive lens
  • Three-dimensional vision potential cannot be utilised

Lens design with FaceFit Technology on a face with non-standard position of wearing parameters:

  • Full vision experience without visual compromises when looking through the progressive lens, as the lens is optimised for the face
  • Full utilisation of three-dimensional vision and enhanced distance perception for the wearer

Optimised vision zones through physiological wearer parameters

No two faces are alike. Every nose, every ear is different. There is even a difference between the left and right eye. ZEISS Progressive Lens Precision Superb is precisely fitted to the following physiological parameters of the face:

Position of the pupil behind the lens

Frame data
In addition to the size and shape of the chosen frame, frame data delivers the final details for a customised optimum zone size balance and the resulting optical and aesthetic performance.

Fitting height and pupil distance
The correct fitting height allows any frame size and enables the lens to be designed accordingly. A precise measurement of the pupil distance ensures the perfect location of the near zone.

Fit of the frame on the nose and ears

Pantoscopic tilt
The pantoscopic tilt (the angle of the tilted lens vs the vertical axis in the final position of wear) must be considered in the lens calculation in order to minimise optical errors and blurred vision.

Back vertex distance
Measuring the back vertex distance (distance between the cornea and the back lens surface) is the basis for simulating eye movement behind the lens and optimising and sharpening the horizontal fields of vision.

h = Frame height
l = Frame length
DbL = Distance between lenses

YR/L = Fitting height right/left eye
z/PDR/L = Pupil distance right/left eye

PA = Pantoscopic tilt
BVD = Back vertex distance

By using i.Terminal® 2, the ZEISS centration system, all fitting measurements can be taken in a fast, simple and precise manner.


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Clear / tinted
Plastic 1.74

(only clear)
Plastic 1.67
Plastic 1.6
(also available in Sport)
Polycarbonate 1.59
Trivex 1.53  
Plastic 1.5
(also available in Sport)
  Clear / umbra PhotoFusion®
Mineral 1.8  
Mineral 1.6
fitting height
fitting height
fitting height*
from 14 mm
14 mm
16 mm

*Please find detailed information in the ZEISS price list.


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