ZEISS Lenses with AntiVirus Coating

Kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.1

The global pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another and the awareness of viruses has become inevitable. Known for optical superiority and precision lenses designed to give clear, comfortable vision and correct refractive errors, ZEISS has come up with an antimicrobial coating solution to address this growing concern.

ZEISS Lenses with AntiVirus Coating

is available on all Rx lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum.

It offers your patients the following:

Better spectacle lens hygiene

This antiviral and antibacterial coating actively fights and kills 99.9% of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria on the surface of the lens1, helping to improve spectacle lens hygiene.

1  ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on spectacle lens surfaces. Source: Tested by ISO 21702:2019(E) for enveloped viruses and tested by ISO 22196:2011(E) for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Efficacy proven after 24 hours as defined by ISO standards.

More protection

ZEISS lenses with antiviral and antibacterial coating also provide full UV protection up to 400 nm.  

Good-looking. Tough. Easy to clean.

Offers all the benefits of our most premium lens coating – ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. The antivirus coating is designed to feature low reflectance and the less visible blue residual reflex ZEISS is famous for. It is also optimised for high scratch resistance and your patients will find that its easy cleanability will provide anti-smudge glasses.  

Several days

or longer is how long some viruses can remain viable on surfaces.

72 hours

is how long the virus that causes COVID-19 can remain viable and infectious on plastic.2

47 %

of spectacle lens wearers agree that viruses can survive on spectacle lenses.3

High touch means high contamination

Bacteria and viruses are found on high-touch items, including spectacles. Lenses can be easily contaminated through direct contact and droplet spread.

Viruses can survive a long time

Some viruses remain viable on surfaces for anything from several hours to several days, while others can even remain infectious for 2 months or longer. Viral pathogens usually survive longer on non-porous materials (like plastic surfaces) than on porous materials like textiles.4

The virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can also survive on surfaces over time. A recent study suggests that the virus can remain viable and infectious up to 72 hours on stainless steel and plastic.2

High awareness

Your patients are becoming very aware of viruses and related spectacle lens hygiene. It is clear that antiviral and antibacterial coatings are top of mind and awareness is growing.  

ZEISS Lenses with DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV: an added layer of trust from a brand you can trust

ZEISS has come up with a solution to address this growing concern that will also help you get back to business by offering a product that is relevant for every patient. Offer the first anti-reflective, antivirus coating by ZEISS to serve today’s consumer needs. It can boost your reputation and attract more feet to your store. ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV is suitable for all ages, and available across all relevant Rx lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. You can prescribe it to your patients across all plastic lens material indices, whether you recommend clear lenses or other lens treatments.

Tested and proven

In compliance with the established ISO standards for antiviral
or antibacterial testing by external laboratories and institutes located in China, Germany and Canada the product is tested and proven:

99,9 %

99,9 % of viruses and bacteria on the lens surface are killed with ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating.1

62 %

Up to 62 % of consumers intend to purchase this product if it is available.5

The technology of ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV

A proven antimicrobial agent built into a premium anti-reflective coating as well as new developments in vacuum deposition and materials science form the basis of this innovation.

Use of silver as antimicrobial agent

The healing properties of silver have been known for centuries and are well established in science and medicine. ZEISS developed technology to incorporate this proven approach as another feature of the premium, anti-reflective coating so that viruses and bacteria that land on the lens surface are killed and inactivated. 

Vacuum deposition and material science

Through a special vacuum coating process, silver is deposited on the surface of the lens at high temperatures. ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum contains embedded antimicrobial silver within the coating structure. The silver within the coating releases silver ions (Ag+). These silver ions deliver proven antiviral and antibacterial interaction on the lens surface.

Availability of ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV

This product will be made available on all RX lenses, where we offer DuraVision Platinum today.
You will be able to offer it across all lens designs, across all lens materials and your patients can either have it on clear lenses or any other lens treatments. This includes the new ZEISS BlueGuard Lenses.
We will follow with an offer of a specific FSV portfolio with DuraVision® AntiVirus Platinum UV.

ZEISS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of eyeglass lenses, and is committed to delivering maximum precision and comfort. ZEISS designs and produces lenses, instruments and measurement systems, as well as retail concepts and technology services that continue to raise the bar in vision care.

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