ZEISS Introduces ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus Sport Lenses

San Diego (February 25, 2014) – ZEISS has extended its line of ZEISS Progressive Choice lenses with the addition of ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus Sport, a lens specifically designed for wrap frames.
“Wrap frames are both stylish and practical, because they provide more complete protection against sun glare and solar UV,” said Claude Labeeuw, Vice President of Marketing for Carl Zeiss Vision. “However, using a standard lens design in a highly wrapped frame introduces power and prism errors that restrict the field of clear vision and can cause headaches and eye strain. ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus Sport is designed specifically for this type of frame, improving optical performance and increasing wearer comfort.”

The Choice Plus Sport design combines advanced customization for the patient’s full prescription with proprietary ZEISS prism compensation. This combination widens the area of clear vision by as much as 50% over standard lens designs in wrap frames, while dramatically reducing unwanted prism. It is available in two corridor lengths, with minimum fitting heights of 13 and 17mm. ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus Sport lenses are fully compatible with i.Scription® by ZEISS, which addresses the effects of the patient’s higher-order wavefront aberrations.

ZEISS Progressive Choice Plus Sport lenses are available in 1.50 Hard Resin, 1.53 Trivex® and 1.59 polycarbonate, with polarized options in all materials. It is also available with PhotoFusion® by ZEISS and various NXT treatments, including fixed tints, mirror treatments and a polarized/photochromic combination.