The company was founded in Jena, Germany, in 1846 by a man named Carl Zeiss. His father was a wood turner, but Zeiss soon turned his own talents to grinding glass. He was hiring employees and taking apprentices quickly, and the company grew rapidly. Zeiss’ focus was on producing high-quality microscopes. He joined forces with designer Ernst Abbe to produce precise scientific instruments. The company eventually expanded beyond microscopes to produce camera lenses, binoculars, eyeglass lenses, and other optical instruments. In fact, in 1923, they built the world’s first planetarium. Now, Zeiss is a global company and a familiar name to many.
Today, the Zeiss company produces precision optics in a variety of fields. In addition to eyeglasses, Zeiss is known for camera lenses, microscopes (optical and electron), spectroscopy, and other precision optics. They build small to mid-sized planetariums. Zeiss also produces rifle scopes for the hunting community. Zeiss binoculars and spotting scopes are considered amongst the best for nature observation. Most major films are made using Zeiss camera lenses and no less than thirty-five Nobel prize winners used Zeiss microscopes. If you need cataract surgery, your doctor will probably be using a Zeiss microscope.
Above all, Zeiss is known for products that precisely fit the needs of the people who need them. Which, of course, is a philosophy that makes them one of the best manufacturers of eyeglass and sunglass lenses. Although Zeiss is often better known for things like binoculars and microscopes, their greatest contribution to the world is in helping people with poor natural vision see better and more naturally.
Most lens manufacturers make reading glasses, progressives, and distance glasses. There is a tendency to focus on close up and far away that leaves many people needing a second or third set of glasses for today’s digital world. Zeiss lenses include a much wider spread of specialty lenses designed to cater to your pathology and your lifestyle in a more precise way. According to Gerhard Kelch, Head of Optical Design at Zeiss Vision Care, Zeiss’ philosophy is to “provide eyeglass wearers with clear, natural vision in all directions, not just straight-ahead.”
The combination of their experience and modern technology allows them to design and produce completely individualized lenses that precisely match your prescription. With help from your eye doctor, Zeiss lenses can give you almost as good vision as people who don’t need to wear glasses. Their lenses significantly reduce the compromises you have to make when you wear glasses, particularly in night vision and peripheral vision. Here are some features that set Zeiss apart:
In addition to the standard single vision lenses used by most eyeglass wearers, Zeiss sells a variety of specialty lenses to fit specific lifestyles or needs:
Zeiss also provides a variety of optional lens coatings. Their Premium coating includes ion technology to make the lens harder and more scratch resistant (as well as easier to clean) and anti-glare coating. They also provide blue light protection for digital natives. Protecting your eyes from blue light can reduce age-related vision effects and significantly improve your sleep. You should also use Zeiss lens cleaning wipes or solution and cloth to minimize scratching and extend the life of your eyeglasses.
Your vision is very important, and it is worth spending a bit extra for high-quality glasses. You should talk to your ophthalmologist about whether any of the Zeiss specialty lenses are right for you. For example, if you are an avid cyclist, you might find a pair of Zeiss sports sunglasses ideal to improve your performance and safety on the road. If you spend all day in front of a computer screen, OfficeLens is likely to be right for you. You should always make sure your eye doctor knows about any aspect of your lifestyle that affects your vision, such as how much you drive and what sports or hobbies you engage in.
Zeiss lenses are premium lenses that are designed with a much higher level of precision than most. As your vision is one of the most important things you have, then it is worth getting your lenses from a company trusted by hunters, naturalists, and scientists the world over to provide them with the highest precision optics. If you want to know more, then contact Eye Consultants of Atlanta and schedule your next vision exam today.