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Our eyes are our most important sense organ. They are our portal to the world, they let us see, grasp and experience colours, contrasts, light and dark, both close-up and in the distance. And since each eye is as unique as a fingerprint, it requires a customised visual analysis at your optometrist.
The analytical process consists of five steps:

1.      Starting with your individual sight situation
Our Optometrist needs to know all about your visual habits and needs. Do you need glasses while reading, driving or working out? There is always a difference.

2.      Precise eye measurement
Cutting-edge technology assists in creating a precise eye profile of your eyes.

3.      Subjective eye test
Our Optometrist precisely measures and analyses the various aspects of your vision: visual acuity, spatial perception and the teamwork of your eyes.

4.      Exact fitting
Our Dispensing Optician calculates the exact position of the lenses in front of your eyes.

5.      Your personal lens solution
The results of this precise individual check-up help provide an exact overview of which customised ZEISS precision lenses are an option for you.

Single Vision

Do you see things perfectly up close, but things that are farther away become blurred? Then you are most likely short-sighted. Or, do you see things in the distance clearly, but have problems reading? Then you may most likely be longsighted. 

You may need single vision lenses, because they are always used when you only need support in one area of vision

The different types of single vision lenses:


They have three invisible zones that allow easy viewing transition between zones - allowing sharp vision from near to far in one lens. Progressive lenses are designed using state-of-the-art optical technology, and when adjusted to the individual’s specific needs, they provide great wearer satisfaction

First-time progressive lens wearers may take a little time to get used to them

But don't worry: The rate of success for modern progressive lenses is nowadays extremely high. Nevertheless, it is important that the wearer takes time to get used to their new progressive lenses. 

The eye and the brain have to learn to adjust to the different refractive powers of the lenses. Here is an example: When someone wearing progressive lenses climbs stairs, they will look through the lower portion of their lenses. In progressive lenses, this is the area that is adjusted for a reading distance of approximately 40 centimeters. 

The stairs are, of course, depending on their size, clearly further away. Thus the stairs will be viewed with distortion. The good news: The sense of sight is highly complex - and it is also a very adaptable system. 

Within a short period of time, it is able to learn and to adapt to new viewing conditions; so when climbing the stairs, a wearer simply points his head somewhat further downwards.

What will I experience when getting used to wearing progressive lenses?

  • Areas of soft focus at the edges of the lenses.
  • More head movement - and less moving of the pupils, especially for near distances, since the field of view for near-distances is located in the lower part of the lenses.
  • On the whole you have to get used to the individual areas of vision and their position in the spectacles: in the lower area you will see short viewing distances clearly. If you look in the distance, you will have to do this using the upper portion of the lens to obtain clear vision.

All of this is completely natural, and will diminish within a short period of time - as you quickly adapt to your progressive lenses. However, more importantly: You should wear your new progressive lenses daily from the very beginning - from morning until evening. And age makes no difference, though the earlier you start wearing them, the easier it is to get used to them.

The Different types of varifocals:

Workplace Lenses

Better vision and more comfort at work

The new office spectacle lenses give you more relaxed vision, whether you work at a desk, computer or a manufacturing machine.

For many people, the world of work is getting faster and faster and increasingly varied. Computers and other devices play a major role in the modern workplace. As a result, staying productive for long periods is essential. Our vision plays a key role here, especially when we're working in front of screens and displays. Our eyes have to endure strain in the near to intermediate fields of vision for many hours each day.

You might already wear reading glasses or progressive lenses at work. However, our example shows that you can assume a very unnatural posture when wearing these types of spectacles. 

Wearing reading glasses for work:

Reading glasses are ideal for very short distances. To see text and images well, you will automatically move closer to the screen. By doing this, you assume a poor posture. This can result in tension in your neck and back.

Wearing modern progressive lenses for work:

Progressive lenses allow you to see at all distances. The lower section of the progressive prescription spectacle lens helps you see objects close to you. When working in front of a screen, you look through the bottom section of the spectacle lens. To do this, you have to lift your head to see clearly through this part of  lens. This posture puts excessive strain on your neck and shoulders over long periods of time.

The new office lenses for more relaxed vision:

The new office spectacle lenses are tailored to your specific needs and allow for a relaxed posture. These lenses offer very large fields of vision from near to intermediate distances (between half a meter and four meters). This lets you see and work at your best in precisely the range of vision your job requires. Your head and neck will be in a natural, relaxed position the whole day through.

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