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ZEISS Coatings – DuraVision® Platinum

The ZEISS Premium Coating

The demands of everyday life call for hard, dirt-resistant lenses that are easy to clean. This is precisely why hard, anti-reflective lens coatings exist – but it needs to be said that the quality of these coatings can vary greatly.

What makes ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® Platinum AR coating different? These hard and light lenses are very robust, dirt-resistant and easy to clean while offering first-rate anti-reflective properties. An integrated system of coating layers densely packed using ion-assisted deposition results in a lens surface that is three times harder than the previous generation of hard anti-reflective (AR) coated plastic ZEISS lenses and 35 % harder than AR coated mineral (glass) ZEISS lenses. ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® Platinum AR coating also have a more cosmetically pleasing, blue residual reflex colour that produces over 20 % less luminous reflectance than conventional green AR coated ZEISS lenses.

Hardness Dirt-resistance Easy to Clean Anti-reflection
DuraVision® Platinum ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★
LotuTec® ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★

 

1. More robust

New ZEISS lenses with DuraVision®Platinum AR coating are three times harder than the previous generation of hard anti-reflective (AR) coated plastic ZEISS lenses1and 35 % harder than AR coated mineral (glass) ZEISS lenses.2

ZEISS coatings - Andrew & Rogers Beverley

The comparison: without DuraVision® Platinum (2. picture, left) and with DuraVision®Platinum (2. picture, right).

2. Dirt-resistant

The patented fifth anti-static layer3prevents the buildup of static electricity. As dust and lint are not attracted to the lens surface, lenses stay cleaner, longer.

ZEISS coatings - Andrew & Rogers Beverley

The comparison: without DuraVision® Platinum (2. picture, left) and with DuraVision®Platinum (2. picture, right).

3. Very easy to clean

The super-slick Clean Coat makes lenses very easy to clean. Lenses with high contact angles repel oil and water more effectively. ZEISS lenses with DuraVision®Platinum AR coating have a contact angle of more than 110° (lenses without super-slick clean coat: 95°).

ZEISS coatings - Andrew & Rogers Beverley

The comparison: without DuraVision® Platinum (2. picture, left) and with DuraVision®Platinum (2. picture, right).

4. Anti-reflective properties

A new – and less noticeable – blue reflex colour increases the luminous transmittance of the lens, resulting in even better vision. These lenses demonstrate more than 20 % less luminous reflectance than conventional green AR coated ZEISS lenses.

ZEISS coatings - Andrew & Rogers Beverley

The comparison: without DuraVision® Platinum (2. picture, left) and with DuraVision®Platinum (2. picture, right).

 

1 ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® Platinum AR coating in 1.67 compared to LotuTec® in 1.67; In the U.S. compared to Carat Advantage.
2 ZEISS lenses with DuraVision® Platinum AR coating in 1.5 compared to ZEISS SV Sph Mineral 1.5 with Super ET*.
3 U.S. patent no. 6,852,406.
* Measured with the Bayer test and conducted using COLTS standard operating procedure and abrasive recommended by COLTS.

 

NEW COATING – ZEISS Duravision BlueProtect

DuraVision® BlueProtect by ZEISS is a coating specially developed for people who spend a lot of their time indoors and are exposed to blue-violet light from LEDs as well as TV, computer or tablet screens. Find out more – HERE

For more information visit: ZEISS

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