ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV is the premium anti-reflective lens coating that eliminates 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on the lens surface [1] to protect your eyes from blue and UV radiation!

ZEISS Triple Protection Lenses

ZEISS Triple Protection lenses are the result of a combination of three innovative factors:

  • ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV: anti-reflective treatment that eliminates 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, reducing the possibility of being transmitted to other locations.
  • ZEISS BlueGuard: protection against harmful blue radiation, reducing annoying blue-violet reflections.
  • ZEISS UVProtect: maximum protection from UV radiation, crucial to preserving your eye health.

Silver, present in lens care, has long-lasting antimicrobial properties. Eyeglass wearers can enjoy clear vision, protection from UV and blue radiation, and trouble-free cleaning. ZEISS Triple Protection lenses also have enhanced durability and deactivate 99.9% of viruses and bacteria on the lens surface.

In Angola you will only find ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV lenses in one of Centrooptico’s stores.

More hygienic lenses: the fight against microbes

To help protect the health of those who wear glasses and value protection and safety, ZEISS, a leading international brand specializing in optics and optoelectronics, has created DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV, an anti-reflective coating with antibacterial and antiviral properties, using a technological innovation that incorporates antimicrobial silver nanoparticles that is already available in Angola, exclusively, at Centrooptico stores.

The global pandemic has affected us all, in one way or another, and awareness of viruses has become inevitable. Known for optical superiority and precision lenses designed to provide clear, comfortable vision and correct refractive errors, ZEISS has come up with an antimicrobial coating solution to address this growing concern.

Recent studies indicate that eyeglass lenses have a very diverse contamination[2].

It is believed that eyeglass lenses are contaminated with a set of potentially harmful micro-organisms, as they are exposed in the center of the human face, and because of their proximity to contact with the skin, nose and mouth[3]. Take the example of the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, which is able to survive for many hours – even days – on surfaces [4], including eyeglass lenses, and can remain active in plastics and other materials for up to 72 hours .

ZEISS has now developed a process to incorporate very small antimicrobial silver particles invisibly but effectively into the anti-reflective coating. The precious metal, which has been recognized for centuries to have antimicrobial properties and a preventive power against infections, effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria present in lenses.

External, independent and internationally accredited testing laboratories have carried out comprehensive antimicrobial efficacy tests in accordance with testing procedures established by the highest international standards, including ISO standards [5].

With this coating, the presence of microbial contamination on the surface of the ophthalmic lenses was reduced. As a result, this solution guarantees even more prevention in everyday life and is a new contribution to the hygiene of ophthalmic lenses.

With the introduction of ZEISS DuraVision AntiVirus Platinum UV, eyewear wearers can enjoy clearer vision, along with the convenience of easy cleaning, enhanced durability, and now the added confidence of an antiviral and antibacterial lens surface, which disables 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria [1].


[1] Tested to ISO 21702:2019(E) for enveloped viruses and tested to ISO 22196:2011(E) for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Proven effectiveness after 24 hours as defined by ISO standards.

[2] Fritz B., März M., Weis S., Wahl S., Ziemssen F., Egert M. (2020). Specific molecular analysis of the bacteriote site in used eyeglasses. Scientific Reports, 10: 5577.

ZEISS has studied the microbial content of eyeglass lenses over several years in cooperation with Furtwangen University

[3] Fritz, B., Jenner, A., Wahl, S., Lappe, C., Zehender, A., Horn, C., Blessing, F., Kohl, M., Ziemssen, F., Egert, M. (2018). A vision to kill? – Environmental bacterial load of spectacle frames and lenses and evaluation of different cleaning methods. PLoS ONE 13 (11): e0207238.

[4] van Doremalen N., Bushmaker T., Morris D.H., Holbrook M.G., Gamble A., Williamson B.N., Tamin A., Harcourt J.L., Thornburg N.J., Gerber S.I., Lloyd-Smith J.O., of Wit E., Munster V.J. (2020). Aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 compared to SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine, 382: 16.

[5] Tested to ISO 21702: 2019 (E) for enveloped viruses and tested to ISO 22196: 2011 (E) for Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Proven effectiveness after 24 hours as defined by ISO.