The top 5 latest innovations from Zeiss

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There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Zeiss. Even if you haven’t, most likely you will have used products that rely on Zeiss technology. From Sony cameras to Apple iPhones, Zeiss lenses help deliver the best possible optics. Simply put, you get a better photograph if it’s shot through a Zeiss lens.

But you might not know that Zeiss also make lenses for your glasses. That means you too can experience a better view of the world thanks to their – honestly quite amazing – technologies. In this article we’re going to cover the top 5 latest innovations from Zeiss that help to give you better vision.

#1 – i.Scription

You probably know that glasses prescriptions increase in steps of 0.25. So, you might be, for example, +1.00, or +1.25. But what if the best correction for your vision is actually +1.13? Well, that’s what an i.Scription can give you. This video explains all:

Only Zeiss lenses have the accuracy to incorporate your i.Scription, and it potentially makes a huge difference to your vision, making colours more vivid, improving the contrast of small details, and helping you see better at night. Measuring your i.Scription using an i.Profiler is done as standard during our state of the art eye tests.

#2 – Lenses customised for the modern world

Think all spectacle lenses are the same? Think again. whilst most lenses are made simply to correct your vision, Zeiss lenses enhance it. For example, SmartLife lenses make viewing digital devices much easier on your eyes, giving you quicker refocussing so you can multitask better than ever. Meanwhile, DriveSafe lenses reduce the glare from LED headlights that can be so dazzling to us, helping to keep you safe behind the wheel. And EnergiseMe lenses are ideal if you often wear contact lenses, making the transition to and from contacts more natural.

During a vision consultation, we can help you choose the right Zeiss lenses for you by showing you the difference in virtual reality. You can see how the different options affect you in real-world situations.

#3 – Visufit 1000

The Zeiss Visufit 1000 changes the way you choose your glasses, allowing you to see yourself objectively in different styles from every angle, discover how adding a lens tint can enhance your look, and taking all the measurements needed to make your glasses perfectly and guarantee you the best vision possible. Our video on the Visufit 1000 explains this in greater detail:

How your glasses fit to your face affects how your eyes focus through your lenses. The Visufit 1000 allows us to compensate for exactly how your new frames are worn, helping to reduce eye strain and ensuring your glasses are made as accurately as possible.

#4 – UV Protect

Awareness of the harm that Ultra-Violet light does to our skin and eyes is growing rapidly. Most people now understand that UV protection is crucial in reducing the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. So sunglasses are important. But a common misconception is that UV is only present during hot weather in summer. Actually, UV is present all year round, and penetrates the clouds. So if you’re outside, you’re exposed to UV.

Zeiss lenses are the only clear lenses that also provide 100% UV protection, meaning your eyes (as well as the skin around your eyes – which is most prone to skin cancer) are protected all year round. All Zeiss lenses feature UV Protect technology as standard.

#5 – Duravision Flash

Those frames you just fell in love with? Give them the finishing touch by adding Duravision Flash:

Duravision Flash is a semi-reflective finish for your lenses, which adds a burst of colour to really enhance your look. It particularly works well with PhotoFusion technology (which go from clear to dark depending on the UV levels) because the darker the tint, the more prominent the reflection from the lens surface. We love Duravision Flash technology as it can really complete the perfect pair of glasses.

Want to discover Zeiss for yourself?

So that’s it. You’re now fully up to speed on the latest Zeiss technologies that can make your next pair of glasses the best you’ve ever had. So what are you waiting for? Book your eye examination with us and see how Zeiss vision can help you experience your world better than ever.

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- philip


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- Mr Michael Mortimer


I brought my daughters in recently for their first eye tests and I was so impressed with how patient and thorough all the staff were with us. Trying to get a four year old to sit still enough for the scans was very difficult but Ben tried his best and didn’t seem to let it phase him. Claire was wonderful during the eye test itself, employing my 6 year old to be her assistant and making it fun for them both. Not being a glasses wearer myself, I was quite overwhelmed when I was told my 6 year old needed glasses, but Robert helped me to understand what her prescription meant and made sure that her beautiful new glasses fit her just right! Thank you so much to everyone at SF!

- Emma Venn


Picked my Reykjavik Eyes glasses up Thursday . Robert and his team are outstanding . I am a nervous customer due to bad experiences when I was young . They made the whole experience special and made me at ease throughout both visits . Robert is brilliant regarding frames to suit you no pressure just brilliant support and help . I would wholeheartedly recommend The Spectacle Factory to everyone. Thanks a million everyone.

- Alison Wood


Five stars without any hesitation. I immediately felt at ease and the atmosphere was very welcoming. The service was prompt and efficient. I felt the examination was very thorough and any questions I had were clearly answered. When it came to choosing my frames and what my prescription involved the options available to me were fully outlined. I didn’t feel under any pressure and I felt in charge of the transaction. From entering to leaving it was a lovely experience. I was a little hesitant in the current situation, but my fears were soon allayed as every precaution was taken to minimise the risks. Superior to any high street optician. Excellent all round! EH

- Elizabeth Horsfield


Living some 300 miles from The Spectacle Factory visiting was not an option for me, however, after checking all the reviews I decided not only to buy my J.F. Rey frames (seen on an online video by Robert) but also have my Zeiss smart life progressive lenses made by them. I had no worries. After taking advice from Robert the measurements required for the lenses were done locally at a nominal cost. I am now the proud owner of a pair of handmade 'wow' glasses and a very happy new customer. Use them with confidence. The customer service is truely outstanding.

- Alan Astin


Well they you pay for what you get. It’s definitely true of The Spectacle Factory. There customer service is the best I have experienced anywhere. I was not rushed with any decision and I was made to feel like I was there most important customer. What I paid was an eye watering amount but I got smartlife ziess lenses and frames that are very comfortable. I now also have very clear vision when reading. I thought it was not clear due to lighting in modern offices and homes. Wrong it was bad lenses and persecution not being quite right. Thank you for sorting it all out at the first attempt.

- Heath Christy


ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT I have been using the Spectacle Factory for a long time, but the latest visit was the best BY FAR..... I desperately needed an eye test, and was fitted in quickly. James, the optician, was excellent , as usual. 4 members of staff were outstanding in the service I received. Robert, Ben and Emma were absolutely perfect.....and Ruth, the manager was excellent, as she always is. The best visit by far...I cannot rate this place higher !!!

- K Rhys


Welcomed by and dealt with Robert during the whole process of choosing through to final fitting. Great service, great range of glasses, really helpful and informative. I would highly recommend

- Jenny T


After reading all the positive reviews I decided that a 40 minute drive would be worth it to try and get a new prescription and frames- I wear my glasses all day so need to get this right. I was so impressed with everyone’s desire to be helpful and make sure I was happy at every part of my visit. I wasn’t the quickest at choosing new frames but never felt rushed by Robert. He listened and gave helpful advice as we worked through choosing the frames and lenses I needed. They have a huge range of frames which meant I ended up with a pair I was really happy with. I actually chose a pair of prescription sunglasses as well, which I have been meaning to do for years. I loved the combination of cutting edge technology and personalised service. It’s so nice to see a team that places such a priority on customer satisfaction - they certainly deserve 5 stars.

- S McReynolds


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- Rebecca F


Friendly service, thanks to Robert who took the time and care to ensure that I was happy with my new glasses. I would definitely recommend.

- Paul Wellman


Visited the Spectacle Factory a couple of weeks ago for the first time. James did my eye test and was very thorough and informative. Chose a pair of glasses afterwards with the help of another member of staff. Great customer service. I have always gone to high street opticians before and never sure what glasses suit me. I was allowed to take my time and offered helpful advice. Love my new glasses which I picked up with the week. I will be returning to the Spectacle factory in the future. Far superior in terms of quality and customer service compared to other opticians I have been too.

- J B


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The Spectacle Factory offer me the kind of customer service and ability to customise my choice of spectacles that just is simply not available on the High Street. From Initial contact, to delivery of the finished product, you are treated like a loyal friend. Nothing is too much trouble. Unbiased advise, on choosing the correct spectacles for your particular application. A vast range of frames from the very cheapest to the latest designer frames. I choose the Spectacle Factory, because they can provide me with, customised glasses, to align with my particular needs and requirements. Most high street opticians have a 'one size fits all' attitude. The Spectacle Factory does not subscribe to this theory and treats every client as an individual. Their eye sight is very comprehensive and is 50% longer than the industry standard. If you value your eyesight, and want the very best care, this is the place to visit.

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