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The moment your lenses are the perfect match for your face.

ZEISS Progressive Precision Superb.

ZEISS Progressive Lenses Superb

Optical Knowledge

Here you get background information on eyeglass lenses: Basics of ophthalmic optics, surface geometry and progressive lenses, lens materials, lens production and coatings.



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Optical Knowledge

Here you get background information on eyeglass lenses: Basics of ophthalmic optics, surface geometry and progressive lenses, lens materials, lens production and coatings.


ZEISS Progressive Precision Superb.

Physiologically fitted to the wearer’s face.

ZEISS Progressive Precision Superb.

The uniqueness of the human body is one of the many factors influencing product development today, with an increasing demand for products that can adapt to our anatomy.

An overall approach to the eyes and anatomy

Each patient has a unique face. If an eyeglass lens is not matched to the wearer’s facial measurements, they may not be able to utilize the full potential of their 3D vision, which is essential for good distance perception. Research shows that 50% of progressive lens wearers experience problems with either clear distance vision, peripheral distortions or limited 3D vision, and/or may also have difficulty judging distances.*


* External market research with 1,000 progressive lens wearers in Germany and USA (2014)

ZEISS Progressive Precision Superb responds to this challenge with a solution that provides an optimum match of the eye-lens-frame system.

ZEISS Progressive Precision Superb.

Optimized for the eyes + frame + face

Optimized for the eyes + frame + face

The unique anatomy of every individual’s face is important.

Taking into account the physiological position of wearer parameters allows an optimal match of the eye-lens-frame system and therefore full use of three-dimensional vision. FaceFit™ Technology optimises the vision zones based on the knowledge of the exact position of the eyes and the facial fit of the frame on the nose and ears.




Benefits for the wearer

  • Better vision with full utilizsation of 3D vision
  • Unlimited frame choice
  • Strain-free and clear vision when using print media or digital devices
  • Fast focus and good dynamic vision all day long, ideal for the challenges of today’s world
  • Thin and lightweight lenses

FaceFit™ Technology unlocks the full potential of 3D vision

FaceFit Technology optimizes the vision zones based on data for the frame, the position of the eyes and the fit of the frame on the nose and ears. With this precise information, lens zone sizes can be improved and the 3D vision potential fully realized.

Standard lens design optimized for a face with standard position of wear parameters:

  • The patient can experience adequate vision if their face is close to average dimensions.

Standard lens design on a face with non-standard position of wear parameters:

  • Compromised vision experience when looking through the progressive lens
  • Three-dimensional vision potential cannot be realized

Lens design with FaceAdapt Technology on a unique face that is different from average dimensions:

  • Full vision experience without visual compromise, customized to the patient’s face, resulting in up to 50% wider fields of view
  • Full utilization of three-dimensional vision and enhanced distance perception

Optimized vision zones through physiological wearer parameters

No two faces are alike. Every nose, every ear is different. There is even a difference between the left and right eye. ZEISS Progressive Lens Precision Superb is precisely fitted to the following physiological parameters of the face:

Position of the pupil behind the lens

Frame data
In addition to the size and shape of the chosen frame, frame data delivers the final details for a customized optimum zone size balance and the resulting optical and aesthetic performance.

Fitting height and pupil distance
The correct fitting height allows any frame size and enables the lens to be designed accordingly. A precise measurement of the pupil distance ensures the perfect location of the near zone.

Fit of the frame on the nose and ears

Pantoscopic tilt
The pantoscopic tilt (the angle of the tilted lens vs. the vertical axis in the final position of wear) must be considered in the lens calculation in order to minimize optical errors and blurred vision.

Back vertex distance
Measuring the back vertex distance (distance between the cornea and the back lens surface) is the basis for simulating eye movement behind the lens and optimizing and sharpening the horizontal fields of vision.

h = Frame height
l = Frame length
DbL = Distance between lenses

YR/L = Fitting height right/left eye
z/PDR/L = Pupil distance right/left eye

PA = Pantoscopic tilt
BVD = Back vertex distance

By using i.Terminal® 2, the ZEISS centration system, all fitting measurements can be taken in a fast, simple and precise manner.


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