Due to recent pandemic, the public is now more concern about hygiene. To address this concern, ZEISS recently launched Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV on April 2021.
ZEISS Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV is an antimicrobial coating which kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. It is suitable for all ages. Also, It is available across all relevant Rx lenses from single vision to progressive lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum.
Benefits of ZEISS AntiVirus Platinum
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 lens, helping to improve spectacle lens hygiene.
ZEISS lenses with ZEISS AntiVirus coating allows full UV protection up to 400nm.
Good-Looking. Tough. Easy to Clean
This anti virus coating feature low reflectance and less visible blue residual reflex which ZEISS is known for. It is also optimized for high scratch resistance and easy to clean due to the anti smudge glasses
ZEISS Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV
Do you know that high touch items such as spectacles, carry virus and bacteria. Also, the lenses can also be contaminated through direct contact and droplets in the air. Some virus can stay on surfaces for several hours to several days, while some can stay for 2 months or even longer. A recent study have found out that the virus that caused COVID-19 can remain viable and infectious up to 72 hours on stainless steel and plastic.
To address this concern, ZEISS has come up with the first anti-reflective, antivirus coating, Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV.
This product has been tested and proven. According to ZEISS, 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% of viruses and bacteria on the lens surface are killed with ZEISS Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV coating.
- Up to 62% of consumers intend to purchase the product if it is available.
Technology behind ZEISS Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV
ZEISS mentioned that 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.
1. Using 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.
2. 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.
ZEISS Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV can be applied on ZEISS BlueGuard lenses for added blue light protection.
ZEISS Duravision AntiVirus Platinum UV is now available exclusively at Evershine Optical in Toa Payoh. Do check in store or our promotions page for the latest offer on these new products. Book an appointment with us to today to find out more.
- 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.
- A recent study suggests that the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can remain viable and infectious up to 72 hours on stainless steel and plastic. Source: van Doremalen N., Bushmaker T., Morris D.H., Holbrook M.G., Gamble A., Williamson B.N., Tamin A., Harcourt J.L., Thornburg N.J., Gerber S.I., Lloyd-Smith J.O., de Wit E., Munster V.J. (2020).Aeorsol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine, 382:16.
- Market research has shown that 47% of spectacle lens wearers agree that viruses could survive on spectacle lenses. Source: Consumer market research with N=4,239 spectacle lens wearers in 5 countries (CN, BR, US, DE, FR) conducted in September 2020.
- Some viruses usually remain viable on surfaces for several hours to several days, others can even remain infective on surfaces for 2 months or longer. Source: Boone & Gerba (2007). Significance of fomites in the spread of respiratory and enteric viral disease. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(6): 1687-1696; Thompson & Bennett (2017). Persistence of influenza on surfaces. Journal of Hospital Infection, 95:194–9.
- Up to 62% of consumers intend to purchase this product if it is available. Source: Consumer market research with N=4,239 spectacle lens wearers in 5 countries (CN, BR, US, DE, FR) conducted in September 2020.