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ZEISS Lens Colours

Where fashion meets function

Spectacles are also a fashion accessory that underlines the personal style of the wearer. Seeing well and looking good are what every wearer ultimately wants. This applies not only to normal Rx lenses for everyday wear, but also to sunglass lenses and spare pairs of spectacles.
The solid, graduated and bicolour tints in the plastic lens portfolio from ZEISS provide wearers with an extensive range of colours to choose from.

The benefits for the wearer

  • A selected choice of colours and absorption levels in both, solid and graduated tints.
  • Unlimited individualisation possibilities thanks to tints in any colour desired
  • Tint range available on indices 1.5, 1.6 and 1.67
  • 100% solar UV protection for all colours with light reduction over 30%
  • All tinted lenses can be combined with additional extras like DuraVision® Mirror.

Range of Tints

Customised Tints

Customised Tints

1.50 index products with a tint-able hardcoat can be tinted to sample, whether it is the colour of your car, your favourite jacket or of your bike: ZEISS can personalise your lenses according to your colour wishes.

ZEISS Lens Colour, Solid Tints

Solid Tints

The wide variety of colours available for solid tinted lenses meet any individual preferences. Sunglass lenses are offered in absorption levels ranging from light 12% up a dark 95%.

Transmission Curves and further Technical Data for Single Coloured Lenses

Transmission Curves
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Technical Data

Single colour tints Light reduction in %
Brown 10, 15, 20, 35, 50, 65, 75, 85*
Green 10, 15, 20, 35, 50, 65, 75, 85*
Blue 10, 15, 20, 35, 50
Grey 12, 25, 60, 75, 85, 95*
Pioneer
(greyish-green)
85 (slightly brighter on Clarlet 1.6 and Clarlet 1.67)
Also available as glass plano lens and as Clarlet Cool Blue plano.
Bright yellow 25
Medium yellow 35
Topaz 15

* Not possible on ZEISS Single Vision Sph 1.6 and ZEISS Single Vision Sph 1.6


Filtercategories

Lens Type

Category
as per
DIN EN ISO 8980-3

Solar UV absorption

Suitability for traffic and driving at night and in twilight
as per DIN EN ISO 14889*
Single colour
12%

Category 0
(0-20%)

100% UV-B
>93% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Suitable for driving at night and in twilight
Single colour
25%

Category 1
(20-57%)

100% UV-B
>93% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Suitable for driving at night and in twilight
Single colour



Category 1
(20-57%)


100% UV-B
100% UV-A


Suitable for traffic
   (expect Blue 50%)
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!
Single colour
60%, 75%

Category 2
(57-82%)

100% UV-B
100% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!
Single colour
85%
Skylet® sport
Category 3
(82-92%)

100% UV-B
100% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!
Single colour
85%
Skylet® sport
Category 4
(93-98%)
100% UV-B
100% UV-A
Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!

*If different colours are ordered than those offered in the Clarlet colour range, no information can be provided concerning suitability for use in traffic.

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Graduated Tints

Graduated Tints

In addition to solid tints, dip technology can also be used to produce graduated tints, in which the level of light reduction decreases continuously from the top to the bottom of the lens. Sunglass lenses with graduated tints are particularly suitable for applications where the light conditions change when wearers raise their eyes. They are therefore very suitable for driving: when the wearer glances at the dashboard, he looks through the area of the lens with only a light tint, while the darkly coloured, top part of the lens protects him from glare when looking at the road ahead.
ZEISS also offers a wide range of colours for lenses with a graduated tint.

Filtercategories

Lens Type

Category
as per
DIN EN ISO 8980-3
Solar UV absorption

Suitability for traffic and driving at night and in twilight
as per DIN EN ISO 14889*
Graduated 25/0*

Category 0
(0-20%)

100% UV-B
>93% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Suitable for driving at night and in twilight
Graduated 40/0*

Category 1
(20-57%)

100% UV-B
>93% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!
Graduated 65/15*

Category 1
(20-57%)

100% UV-B
100% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!
Graduated 75/15*,
85/15*
Category 2
(57-82%)

100% UV-B
100% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!

*If different colours are ordered than those offered in the Clarlet colour range, no information can be provided concerning suitability for use in traffic.

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Bicolour

Bicolour

Bicolour lenses turn any frame into a fashionable accessory which ideally complements any fashion or makeup trend. The four colours are Jeans, Pistachio, Cinnamon and Stone:

  • Jeans – the casual look
  • Pistachio – ideally complements a fashionable, youthful outfit
  • Cinnamon – underlines an elegant appearance
  • Stone – the ultimate in discretion

Filtercategories

Lens Type

Category
as per
DIN EN ISO 8980-3
Solar UV absorption

Suitability for traffic and driving at night and in twilight
as per DIN EN ISO 14889*
Bicolour 25/10*


Category 0
(0-20%)

100% UV-B
>93% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Suitable for driving at night and in twilight
Bicolour 40/0*


Category 1
(20-57%)

100% UV-B
>93% UV-A

Suitable for traffic
Not suitable for driving at night or in twilight!

*If different colours are ordered than those offered in the Clarlet colour range, no information can be provided concerning suitability for use in traffic.

The specifications refer to measurements performed on single vision lenses. DIN EN ISO 8980-3 defines the geometric centre of the lens as the reference point for measurement of light reduction. A lens with a graduated tint provides 100% solar UV protection if the absorption totals 30% in this point.

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