ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses

Don’t miss a single detail on the road – even in rain, mist or at dusk

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses are everyday lenses specifically designed to meet the visual needs of drivers. It incorporates lens design features and key technologies to enhance the wearer’s driving experience.

Better vision in low light and poor weather conditions

Reduced perceived glare at night from oncoming cars or streetlights

Accurate vision of the road, dashboard, rear-view mirror and side mirrors

The DriveSafe Portfolio consists of 2 lens types.

What to expect?

Single Vision Lens

Lenses for clearer traffic evaluation; ideally suited to everyday situations.
• ZEISS DriveSafe Single Vision
• ZEISS DriveSafe Single Vision Individual

Progressive Lens

Dynamic vision for fast refocusing from the road to the dashboard and mirrors. Near viewing zone ideally suited for daily activities.
• ZEISS DriveSafe Progressive
• ZEISS DriveSafe Progressive Individual

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses For safe and reliable driving.


On average, 83% of spectacle lens wearers drive.


Number of road accidents caused by external vision affecting factors, like rain, sleet, snow, fog and dazzling headlights, in Great Britain (UK) in 2017.


of road accidents occur at night. 


of spectacle wearers, who drive are interested in an everyday lens solution, specialised for driving.


of drivers felt the DriveSafe Lenses satisfied their needs.


of wearers felt satisfied wearing DriveSafe lenses in everyday tasks.

Driving can be a challenge.

No matter how far the distance, good vision is vital for safety as well as comfort. However, driving in certain circumstances can be challenging to anyone.

Main visual challenges when driving.

Many people feel insecure, uncomfortable and stressed when driving. In market research studies with consumers, Zeiss identified the three most demanding visual challenges when driving.

  • Poor visibility in low-light conditions such as rain, dusk or at night
  • Glare from oncoming cars at night and dazzle from wet roads
  • Difficulty in refocusing when the eyes alternate between the road ahead and dashbo

With ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses, ZEISS has introduced a driving lens product category for everyday use.

It is specifically designed to meet the vision needs of people who want to feel safer and more comfortable when driving with their everyday lenses.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses offer strong patient benefits.

Better vision in low-light conditions for safer and more comfortable driving due to ZEISS Luminance DesignTM Technology (LDT), which takes into account different light conditions and pupil sizes for natural vision at all time.

Reduced glare at night from oncoming cars or streetlights with the help DuraVision DriveSafe Coating. It partially reflects the wavelengths responsible for reduced vision, discomfort and irritation, resulting in less perceived glare up to 64%

ZEISS developed the new DriveSafe Progressive lenses with optimised distance and intermediate viewing zones, reducing the need for horizontal head movement and making it easier wearers to quickly refocus between the road, dashboard and mirrors. 

Customer satisfaction with ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses.

To verify that ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses fully meet consumer expectations, ZEISS conducted real-life wearer trials.

With ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses perceived glare is reduced up to 64%.
97% of drivers felt the DriveSafe Lenses satisfied their needs.
94% of wearers felt satisfied wearing DriveSafe Lenses in everyday tasks, e.g. working in the office

Innovations behind ZEISS DriveSafe Lenses Technologies explained.

ZEISS Luminance Design Technology

Technology that incorporates the pupil size for driving in mesopic conditions and optimises the lens design accordingly (5.0 mm in single vision lenses and 4.3 mm in progressive lenses).

ZEISS DuraVision DriveSafe

DuraVision® DriveSafe Coating is an anti-reflective coating that partially reflects specific wavelengths responsible for glare.

ZEISS DriveSafe Lens Design

Optimised distance and intermediate viewing zones, reducing the need for horizontal head movement. Providing up to 43% larger** mid-distance and up to 14% larger** far-distance vision zones.

ZEISS UVProtect Technology

A higher level of UV protection, which enables clear ZEISS lenses to block harmful UV rays up to 400 nm. This is the same standard of UV protection premium sunglasses provide.

ZEISS FaceFit Technology

Matches the unique facial anatomy for full potential of lens zones.

ZEISS FrameFit+Technology

Optimised lens performance in any frame.