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ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

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Many people feel insecure, uncomfortable and stressed when driving, especially in difficult light and weather conditions such as rain and mist, or at dusk or night. On average 83% of spectacle lens wearers* also drive. Driving can be a real challenge for everybody – no matter how long the distance, and good vision is vital for safety.

With ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses, they are specifically designed to meet the vision needs of people who want to feel safer and more comfortable when driving with their everyday lenses.

Drivers who wear glasses would like to have:

  1. better vision in bad weather, at night or at dawn or dusk
  2. less glare
  3. fewer vision problems when shifting focus

DriveSafe meets this need for single vision and progressive lenses.

The secret is: glasses with DriveSafe lenses are intended for everyday use and can be worn for the entire day.

ZEISS Luminance Design™ technology

ZEISS DriveSafe features an optimised lens design that takes into account the size of our pupils in poor light. There is one lens design for single vision lenses and one for progressives. The result: improved and unimpaired vision when driving in poor light.

DuraVision DriveSafe coating

With DriveSafe, ZEISS has used a special new coating to take into account the many different situations during driving when our eyes are confronted with glare. The DuraVision® DriveSafe coating by ZEISS partially reflects wavelengths in the high-energy, visible portion of the blue light spectrum, including the band around the wavelength of 450 nm. DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating by ZEISS therefore reduces discomfort glare by up to 64%* compared to premium AR coatings.

*With DuraVision DriveSafe 64% less test drivers reported issues with glare with the new coating than with other premium AR coating

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zeiss drivesafe lens coating

ZEISS DriveSafe lens design for progressives

ZEISS offers a special design to make driving with progressive lenses more comfortable and safer. The optimised vision zones make it easier for the eyes to refocus when moving between the road ahead and the dashboard and the rear view or side mirrors. Horizontal movements of the head are reduced. At the same time, the near zone is designed so that DriveSafe glasses can be worn all day long – they are also suitable for other activities, including reading**

** ZEISS together with external partner FKFS investigated visual behaviour of car drivers in extensive real-drive study using advanced eye-head-tracking technology.
FKFS Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart is an independent foundation associated with the University of Stuttgart. Founded in 1930, FKFS has become one of the largest and leading research institutes in the field of automotive engineering, serving major automobile manufacturers and suppliers.