Zeiss Debuts UV Screening Technology for Eyes


Product: C-UV400
Top Line: Zeiss Vision and Sunscreenr announced that Zeiss C-UV400 is now available at select eyecare providers. The C-UV400 is designed to illustrate the amount of UV protection present in a pair of eyeglasses and is the first-time eye care professionals are able to show patients how much of this
invisible light is being blocked by the lenses they are wearing. Zeiss Vision partnered with Voxelight, LLC, maker of the popular Sunscreenr UV Camera, to develop the hand-held tablet to show consumers how much protection their eyes have from ultraviolet (UV) rays and how susceptible they could be to exposure.
Close Up: Displayed on an eight-inch tablet, ZEISS C-UV400 incorporates Sunscreenr’s patent-pending UV camera technology, showing how much a person’s eyeglasses are protecting their skin and eyes from the sun’s UV rays by using a specially designed indoor UV light technology. It also showcases Zeiss UVProtect technology, which provides full UV400 protection standard in all ZEISS clear lenses. Now available, C-UV400 technology captures images that help eye care professionals evaluate and improve UV protection for their patients’ eyes and delicate eyelids.
Zeiss UVProtect Technology bridges a critical gap in UV protection in clear lenses, from the UV380 industry standard to full UV400 protection. This 20 nanometer gap in protection is responsible for exposing an estimated four out of five eyeglass wearers to as much as 40 percent of total UV radiation at sea level, according to Zeiss.
The Sunscreenr technology in the C-UV400 incorporates unique AI facial analysis algorithms and a new indoor light technology to recognize if a person’s eyeglasses are not adequately protecting their eyes and skin from all UV. At Vision Expo East, attendees can try on special clear eyeglasses with one lens using Zeiss UVProtect technology (UV400), and the other with a lens meeting the current industry standard for UV protection (UV380), for a side-by-side comparison. Vision Expo attendees will also be able to take a shareable UV photo of themselves at the Zeiss booth.