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ZEISS PhotoFusion X Lenses

Offer your customers photochromic lenses with blue light filtering.

PhotoFusion® X is not just a product update. We have re-envisioned photochromics using new lens material, faster dye compounds, and a speed-optimised carrier matrix.

  • Blue light filtering and full UV protection – outside and indoors
  • Faster fade-back indoors1
  • Sunglass-level darkness outdoors
Photochromics re-envisioned.

Photochromics re-envisioned.

ZEISS PhotoFusion X Lenses are available in many different colours and multiple indexes, and come standard in ZEISS BlueGuard lens material.

  • Available with any ZEISS DuraVision coating in Rx.
  • Available with ZEISS DuraVision Flash mirrors in Rx.
  • Available in five colours in Rx and in 3 colours in FSV.

Why did ZEISS develop PhotoFusion® X Lenses? It answers your customers’ daily needs.

  • 100x

    Changing environmental light conditions challenge the human eye. When moving from indoors to outdoors, illuminance can be up to 100 times higher outside, which can lead to discomfort glare.

  • 22%

    Swopping clear glasses for sunglasses can be a hassle. On top of that, sunglasses are not always at hand – less than 22% of consumers actually wear their sunglasses when they need them.2

  • 80%

    Internet searches for “blue block glasses” are soaring and 8 out of 10 lens wearers are saying that it is important to protect their eyes from blue light – especially indoors.3

Lens wearers want an all-in-one solution.

Lens wearers want an all-in-one solution.

There’s an increasing demand for photochromic lenses due to today’s on-the-go lifestyle, and the rising number of 45+ year old progressive lens as well as young lens wearers. Customers want an all-day, all-light solution for daily wear.

What lens wearers want
  • Glare protection when it‘s needed

    Glare protection when it‘s needed

    Your customers want their lenses to be as clear as possible in dim, indoor conditions, but they also need protection from irritating glare and harmful UV radiation when they are outside.

  • Fast fade-back to clear

    Fast fade-back to clear

    Fade-back to clear is the key technical reason not to buy photochromic sunglasses, and it’s also a point of concern for those who already use photochromic glasses.4

  • Blue light protection

    Blue light filtering

    Because our lives have become more digital, there’s a big increase in the awareness of blue light and its impact on perceived digital eye strain among people of all ages.

  • Colour options for everyday wear

    Colour options for everyday wear

    Choice and individual appearance remains a big priority for most consumers, especially younger lens wearers.

Photochromics re-envisioned.

Photochromics re-envisioned.

ZEISS PhotoFusion has been the preferred choice of many eye care professionals for their reaction speed. Now, in light of the growing demand, ZEISS set out to take light-reactive lenses to a whole new level with ZEISS PhotoFusion X.

Performance perfected: Speed X Darkness X Clarity X Protection.

Performance perfected:

Speed X Darkness X Clarity X Protection.

ZEISS PhotoFusion X is not merely a product update. It is photochromics re-envisioned, a product reinvented. It is performance perfected – designed to accelerate your business.

PhotoFusion® X: Performance perfected
Faster clear. Faster dark.
Faster clear. Faster dark.5
  • Clears up to 80% faster than before.6
  • Darkens up to 60% faster than before.7
Sunglass-level darkness outdoors and perfect clarity indoors
Sunglass-level darkness outdoors and perfect clarity indoors
  • As dark as or darker outdoors than before.8
  • All ZEISS PhotoFusion X colours are fully clear indoors with up to 94% transmission.
Unique blue light and full UV protection
Blue light filtering and full UV protection
  • Now with ZEISS BlueGuard lens material.
  • Filters up to 50% potentially harmful blue light indoors and up to 94% outdoors when fully tinted.9
  • Full UV protection up to 400 nm at all times – indoors and outdoors, clear or dark.
Sunglass-level darkness outdoors and perfect clarity indoors
Colour options for everyday wear
  • ZEISS PhotoFusion X grey is now a more neutral tone while the new warmer brown also tints darker than before.
  • ZEISS DuraVision Flash mirrors can be added to all colours to create a unique look for the more adventurous.

Your customers’ satisfaction with ZEISS PhotoFusion X Lenses is proven.

  • 92%

    of consumers find PhotoFusion®  X faster in lighting than the previous generation of PhotoFusion.10

  • 98%

    of consumers agree that PhotoFusion®  X Lenses in their darkened state are dark enough as sun protection lenses. 10

  • 93%

    of consumers agree that ZEISS PhotoFusion X Lenses in their light state are light enough as self-tinting lenses for everyday use. 10

  • 95%

    of consumers would wear PhotoFusion®  X as sun protection lenses.10

  • 91%

    of consumers agree they can combine it with all their clothing and 94% say it is appropriate for everyday situations.10

  • 91%

    of consumers agree that the darkened ZEISS PhotoFusion X Grey Lenses meet their expectation of a colour-neutral grey tone.10

The X-factor: patented11 intelligence

A new photochromic system

  • ZEISS BlueGuard Lens Material

    ZEISS BlueGuard Lens Material

    The ZEISS BlueGuard lens material already filters 40% of potentially harmful blue light. With the added photochromic treatment, this increases up to 50% indoors and up to 94% outdoors when fully tinted.9 It also provides full protection against UV radiation all the time.

  • New Carrier Matrix

    The new speed-optimised carrier matrix gives the molecules more freedom to quickly fold or unfold at their maximum level of performance and still remain robust enough to deliver the toughness and durability expected from a premium lens material.

  • New Photochromic Dye Molecules

    New Photochromic Dye Molecules

    New improved, faster dye compounds (each less than 0.3 mm in diameter), need very little light energy to react.

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  • 1

    Testing by independent laboratory in USA, 2021 according to requirement in ISO 8980-3. Based on the average speed (%T/min) of fade-back from fully activated state to 80%T at 23°C in grey 1.50 index (CR607) HC only form.  Compared to previous ZEISS PhotoFusion.

  • 2

    Vision Council of America study Vision Council of America, UV Eye Protection 2018.

  • 3

    Consumer preference test with N= 100 spectacle lens wearers in Germany in September 2020 by external market research institute (subjective visual assessment on white background illuminated with typical indoor LED Lighting.

  • 4

    Eyeglass wearer studies in Germany (n=151 clear lens wearers) in 2021 (external research institute) and 2012 (external research partner).
    Photochromic lens wearer study in the UK (n=232) in 2021 (external institute).

  • 5

    than the previous generation of ZEISS PhotoFusion.

  • 6

    Testing by independent laboratory in USA, 2021 according to requirement in ISO 8980-3. Based on the average speed (%T/min) of fade-back from fully activated state to 80%T at 23°C in grey 1.60 index and Polycarbonate HC only form.

  • 7

    Analysis by Technology and Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, DE 2021 in accordance with ISO 8980-3. Based on the average speed (%T/min) of activation from clear state to 30%T at 23°C in grey 1.60 index and polycarbonate in HC only form.

  • 8

    Analysis by Technology and Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, DE 2021 in accordance to ISO 8980-3. Based on the activated state Transmittance of PFX and PF at 23°C in 1.5 grey, brown, pioneer and blue HC form.

  • 9

    Analysis by Technology and Innovation, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, DE 2021. Based on Blue Violet Block (BVB) metric that quantifies the amount of light 400-455nm blocked by PFX Extra Grey 1.6 HC form.

  • 10

    Consumer preference test with N= 101 spectacle lens wearers in Germany in September 2021 by external market research institute (subjective visual assessment of lenses index 1.6 grey with AR coating, activated by artificial UV light source).

  • 11

    US patents 5,910,516; 6,723,859; 7,521,004; other patents pending.

  • 12

    BlueGuard is a registered trademark of Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH.