Development with a focus on the future
“When developing ZEISS VISUFIT 1000, it was very important that we not only facilitate precise centration but, most importantly, look to the future. We want to take the next big step in digitalization – a new era has begun. Prior to the development of ZEISS VISUFIT 1000, we asked ourselves how we can help our partners – eye care professionals – master the digital future,” says Dr. Marc Wawerla, Chief Operating Officer at ZEISS Vision Care.
“The ZEISS VISUFIT 1000 software was then developed by an agile team,” says Désirée Niendorf, Head of Product Management for Vision Technology Solutions at ZEISS. “This is a very flexible way of working, as we have quick reaction times and can easily adapt to new requirements or changes. This ensures the flexibility needed to create high-quality software. With this new method we were able to deliver superior digital technology that caters to our customers’ needs.”
Consumers demand exceptional quality
Precise centration performed by an expert is essential for ensuring optimum, natural vision when wearing glasses. The best eyeglass lenses do not perform properly if they are not correctly centered in the frame and in relation to the eyes. The study revealed that the majority of consumers are not interested in getting more information about centration, but they care very much about precision and quality. They put their trust in eye care professionals’ good service and consultation, which is represented by state-of-the-art technology like ZEISS VISUFIT 1000.
Excellent reasons in favor of digital centration
Today it is possible to manufacture customized, highly sophisticated eyeglass lenses designs. The correct calculation of the lens takes into account the position of the lens in relation to the eyes, face and frames, which is essential in order to reach the full potential of the lens and to provide the best possible vision to the wearer.
“For progressive lens wearers, many eye care professionals opt for digital centration methods because of the quick, extremely detailed data capture. However, precise fitting is relevant for all types of lenses. Our study has confirmed that there are good reasons for going digital, the most important being data precision and usability. Our ZEISS devices are digitally linked and make day-to-day work, which includes documentation and orders, significantly easier. In particular, ZEISS VISUFIT 1000 is particularly impressive thanks to its ease of use,” says Wawerla. According to the study, the reasons for using digital centration methods are improved service quality and opportunities for upselling.