FAQ on Zeiss Progressive Lenses

Zeiss Precision Progressive Lenses

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Zeiss progressive Lenses or progressive lenses in general here at Evershine Optical.  We hope you find them useful.

How do I know that I have genuine Zeiss Precision Progressive Lenses

Zeiss lenses are supplied from the manufacturing laboratory with a Zeiss lenses Certificate of Authenticity (COA) card. Your name, prescription and place of purchase are printed on it. You will also get a Zeiss microfibre cleaning cloth. All Zeiss lenses also have distinct Zeiss logo engraved on it, visible only at certain angles and lighting.  If you do not receive a COA card with your Zeiss lenses, please contact us.

Which Zeiss Precision Progressive Lens are right for me ?

As each person’s prescription and needs are different, you will have to go through a consultation to evaluate your prescription and needs for appropriate lens recommendations and fitting to be made.

What is the warranty on my Zeiss Precision Progressive lens

Our Zeiss Precision Lenses comes with standard 1 year warranty against defective coating. Lenses with Duravision Platinum coating comes with a 2 year warranty. Please enquire about specific warranties for the lenses that you are interested in.

Will I be limited in my frame selection ?

Zeiss Precision Progressive lenses are able to fit most frame sizes. Lenses with Frame Fit technology offers the most precise fitting in any frames. Our optometrist will assist you with selecting an appropriate frame for your prescription and fitting needs.

How can I obtain more information about Zeiss Precision lenses?

At Evershine Optical, our Zeiss lens specialist are able to provide information about Zeiss Precision Progressive lenses and their specific applications to your individual prescription and lifestyle. If you have not done so within the last year,  our optometrist recommends having a comprehensive eye exam prior to ordering your new Zeiss Precision lenses.

Are there any special guidelines for taking care of Zeiss lenses?

We recommend using Zeiss Lens wipes (non-alcohol) or Zeiss Lens spray to remove facial oils on the lenses. Other parts of the frame can be cleaned with a moist cloth to remove any perspiration or oil. More info on Zeiss cleaning kit

You can also use a micro fibre cleaning cloth for touch-up cleaning throughout the day when it is not convenient to wash the lenses. And while your lenses usually incorporate a scratch-resistant coating, you should always store them in a case as a precaution. Avoid exposing your lenses to excessive heat and temperatures for long periods (like on your car’s dashboard, for instance).

Wearing Zeiss Progressive  Lenses

Should I expect to have an adaptation period with my Zeiss Progressive lenses?

Depending on the reading prescription, most people will enjoy the benefits of wearing a Zeiss progressive lenses right away, while others may take a bit longer to become completely comfortable. It typically takes 1 to 2 weeks to adjust to new progressive lenses. However, if you still don’t feel right, contact or visit us. Sometimes we just need to make some adjustments to the frame.

My vision feels different with my new Zeiss Progressive lenses when I look to the side. Is this a normal part of the adaptation period?

Yes. Most progressive lenses will introduce some changes to your peripheral vision due to power changes that occur in the periphery of the lenses. You may feel an initial difference in your peripheral vision that may require some slight changes in horizontal head and eye movements. Sensitivity to this area of the lens will diminish as you become more accustomed to the lenses. Fully customized Zeiss Individual 2 progressive lens will significantly reduce this head movement as peripheral distortions are reduced to a minimum.

To adjust quickly and comfortably:

    • Start wearing your new glasses immediately.
    • Wear your new glasses continuously, do not switch back and forth with your old glasses to speed up adaptation.
    • Wear glasses as close to your face as possible.

For most, this period of adaptation will only last a few hours. Some people may require several days or even few weeks before becoming completely comfortable. If you have been wearing your lenses for two weeks or longer and feel uncomfortable with your vision in any way, please contact our optometrist for an evaluation.

Are Zeiss lenses available with No-Glare treatment?

Yes. Zeiss Duravision platinum lens treatment is available on all Zeiss lenses and is the best option for a No-Glare treatment for your Zeiss Precision lenses. Duravision Platinum No-Glare treatment reduces the glare that causes eye fatigue, helping you see, look, and feel better. Ask our optometrist for Zeiss Precision Progressive lenses with Duravision Platinum No-Glare treatment.

Do Zeiss lenses come with scratch resistance and ultraviolet protection?

Yes. These options are available. Ask our optometrist for Duravision Platinum, which offers the best scratch resistance and UV protection. Duravision Platinum is available on all Zeiss Precision Lenses.

Progressive Lenses

What are progressive lenses and how do they differ from ordinary bifocals?

Progressive lenses allow you to see all distances clearly in a continuous field of vision with no lines.

Bifocal lenses provide a distinct near and far viewing area, but no intermediate area (1-2 feet away). The different viewing areas are separated by noticeable lines that can be awkward, abrupt, and frustrating. Image jump looking from the distance portion of the bifocal to the near portion is the biggest disadvantage of bifocals.  The intermediate zone is the most important zone where so much life happens.

Why are Zeiss Precision lenses better than other progressive lenses?

ZEISS provides a broad spectrum of progressive lenses for better vision.

Whatever our eyes need in today’s world – ZEISS provides the right progressive lenses solution.

The world is undergoing a process of rapid change and our vision needs are changing accordingly. However, our eyes do not evolve so quickly. With the new ZEISS Progressive Lenses portfolio, we actively respond to the different trends and arising consumer needs – in order to provide better vision.

All Zeiss Progressive lenses are powered by Precision Technology which are 1) clear optics, 2) Dynamic optics and 3) think optics .

Zeiss also has 160 years of experience in optics and also the latest technology in progressive lens manufacturing techniques that are patented and used by other major lens manufaturers.

Who is a good candidate for Zeiss Precision progressive lenses?

Anyone who has presbyopia, including current bifocal and trifocal wearers, people using over-the-counter readers, or people unhappy with their current progressive lenses. People who has near vision problem, including the young people with cataract removed, or children with poor focusing ability (due to instilling of atropine to control their myopia), will benefit from Zeiss Precision Progressive lenses.

What is presbyopia and how do I know if I have it?

Presbyopia is an unavoidable age-related process that begins to gradually affect vision, usually after age 40. If you experience any of the situations below, you may be presbyopic, and it’s time to consult an eyecare professional for a comprehensive eye exam:

  • You experience blurred vision when reading up close
  • You find yourself holding reading material at arm’s length
  • You have trouble seeing in dim lighting, like reading a menu in a dark restaurant
  • You experience eye strain, tired eyes, or headaches

For more information about presbyopia, you can read our article here : http://evershineoptical.com.sg/2015/10/24/do-i-have-presbyopia-what-are-my-options/