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ZEISS AntiVirus Lens
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ZEISS Lenses with AntiVirus Coating

Kills 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 among your customers. ZEISS has come up with a solution to address this growing concern: a highly effective antimicrobial coating. 

  • Better spectacle lens hygiene
  • Full UV protection
  • Good-looking. Tough. Easy to clean.
  • A man with glasses touching the surface of his glasses

    Better spectacle lens hygiene

    ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV Coating actively fights and kills 99.9% of potentially harmful viruses and bacteria on the surface of the customer's lens1, ultimately improving spectacle lens hygiene.

  • A woman with glasses smiling

    More protection

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

  • A woman observing the inner side of the glasses

    Good-looking. Tough. Easy to clean.

    Offers your customers all the benefits of our most premium lens coating – ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. The antiviral and antibacterial 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 easy cleanability.  

Some viruses can remain viable on surfaces for several days.

  • 72 hours

    This is how long some viruses 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. 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 of viruses paves the way for antimicrobial coatings.

Your customers 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 your customers can trust.

ZEISS has come up with a solution to address this growing concern. This solution will also help you get back to business by offering a product that is relevant for every customer. Offer the first anti-reflective, antiviral and antibacterial coating by ZEISS to serve today’s customer 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 prescription lenses where we offer ZEISS DuraVision Platinum. You can prescribe it to your customers 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 customers intend to purchase this product if it is available.5

ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV

Technology explained.

The basis of this innovation is shaped by a proven antimicrobial agent, built into a premium anti-reflective coating, and by new developments in vacuum deposition and materials science.

  • 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. Thanks to the antimicrobial coating 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.

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  • 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.

  • 2

    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.

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    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.

  • 5

    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.