Press release

ZEISS Vision Care

With ZEISS Sunglass Lenses It Never Again Will it be Too Bright or Too Dark

ZEISS AdaptiveSun sunglass lenses quickly adapt their color intensity to the given light conditions


ZEISS AdaptiveSun Solutions are the latest ZEISS innovation and will be launched gradually worldwide from April 2018 on. These tinted lenses can adapt to the given light conditions. They always feature a base tint, photochromic technology and offer full UV protection.

The one accessory for outdoors

In very bright sunlight, some sunglass lenses are too bright; if clouds appear, they can quickly become too dark. ZEISS AdaptiveSun Solutions make all these annoyances a thing of the past. Whether you’re active and hiking across fields or in the shade cast by mountains or you are in an urban scenery among skyscrapers or in a park, the light intensity will change frequently. Today nobody must do without complete UV and glare protection – you can have it all in just one pair of glasses.

ZEISS AdaptiveSun Solutions use the “from dark to darker” system. These prescription sun lenses offer an initial light absorption of 60%. Should the light conditions change, the lenses will darken by up to 97% absorption in just 18 to 35 seconds. This is a huge benefit for consumers, and it also means there’s no need to change glasses. The ZEISS Outdoor portfolio offers different options with ZEISS AdaptiveSun and ZEISS AdaptiveSun Polarized.

UV protection and style in one

ZEISS AdaptiveSun lenses mean consumers can expect full UV protection at all times, regardless of the tint strength. They’re just as much of a fashion statement, available in four colors, either with a full or gradient tint: Grey, Brown, Pioneer (grey-green) or Blue. The gradient tinted sun lenses have an initial absorption of 75% in the darkest to 25% in the lightest area. Even ZEISS DuraVision Mirror UV coatings are no problem, and create a very special fashionable effect. To achieve full UV protection and exceptional glare protection in particularly bright sunlight for outdoor activities and sports, ZEISS AdaptiveSun Polarized lenses feature a full tint in Grey, Brown or Pioneer.

AdaptiveSun, DuraVision Mirror UV and AdaptiveSun Polarized are registered trademarks of the Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH.

Press contact

ZEISS Vision Care
Joachim Kuss, Director Communications
Phone +49 151 42112288
E-Mail: joachim .kuss @zeiss .com