Zeiss lenses

We looked far and wide and long and hard at the world’s leading optical lens makers, before settling on one of the Meisters, Carl Zeiss from Germany. Since 1846, Zeiss has pioneered optical instruments and lenses, revolutionising microscopes, telescopes, cameras and eyeglasses. Legend.

Zeiss lens precision and quality are exceptional. We’re bucking the trend by fitting our glasses with these uber quality lenses without eye-watering mark-ups.

These are the main types of Zeiss lenses you can have fitted at Dresden:
(Contact us if you don’t see what you’re after here)

+ Sunglasses Prescription and non-prescription lenses in standard, mirrored, polarised or transition – all with UV 100% protection and high sun glare reduction (Australian Standard: Lens Category 3).

+ Single vision i.e. for distance or reading
Standard 1.5 index, Thin 1.6 index, Ultra Thin 1.67 index, Ultra Ultra Thin 1.74 index clear lenses. All high index lenses (1.6 and up) provide 100% UV protection and have Zeiss LotuTec coating.

+ Multifocal/Progressive
> Zeiss Progressive lens details 

+ Bifocal

+ Desk
Intermediate to reading vision. Also called Computer or Office glasses. Blue light filter available (though the jury’s out on how effective this is). 

How long will it take to get my glasses at Dresden?

We do things differently at Dresden. We make glasses on-the-spot, right in front of you, radically reducing your waiting time. How? By having our simple modular frame system and keeping an on-site supply of single vision, reading and distance, lenses ready to cut on-the-spot. Wunderbar!

If you’ve ordered lenses custom ground to your measurements from us, like Multifocal or Desk, they’re made by Zeiss in around 5–7 working days.

Lens indexes

The index you choose depends on your prescription. Here are the key points to help you decide which index will work well for you:

  • The greater the index number, the thinner the lens.
  • The more complex your prescription, the thicker (and heavier) the lens. Higher prescriptions require a higher index to keep the lens thin, light, and free of distortion. The higher the index the higher it’s vision correction abilities. Cost increases as the index gets higher. We can fit your frames with 1.5 (Standard), 1.6 (Thin), 1.67 (Ultra Thin) and 1.74 (Ultra Ultra Thin) index Zeiss lenses.
  • Most prescriptions are compatible with more than one index. For example, you need +3 Readers. This power is within our lowest index lens range, but may opt for a Thin or Ultra Thin lens, depending on how light and comfortable you want your Dresdens to be.