|The Book design is created for those who work primarily within the immediate area around their computer.|
|Carl Zeiss’ Officelens comes in three styles with the clever names of Book, Desk, and Room.|
|AVAILABILITY Carl Zeiss Vision’s Officelens comes in an amazing range of materials and Rx options. Lenses come in 1.50 and 1.53 with an Rx range of -7.00D to +5.00D out to 4.00D cylinder, 1.59 in -10.00D to +6.00D out to 4.00D cylinder, 1.60 in -10.00D to +6.00D out to 6.00D cylinder, 1.67 in -12.00D to +8.00D out to 6.00D cylinder, and in 1.74 in -14.00D to +9.00D out to 6.00D cylinder. With offerings like these, you should be able to fit virtually every patient!|
Carl Zeiss’ Officelens comes in three styles to best suit the digital age.
In the past, I have sold progressives as a “daily wear” or “life lens.” Considering how much time people spend on tablets, computers, mobile devices, and other digital handheld devices within the confines of their work environment and even in their homes, we’ve come to a time when office or work progressives are our true “daily wear” or “life lenses” and more traditional progressives are the specialty or niche lens designs.
Workplace lenses have been adapted since their introduction, and many companies offer a series instead of a one-size-fits-all lens. Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc. (CZV) is no exception. Its Officelens comes in three styles with the clever names of Book, Desk, and Room.
The Book design offers comfortable vision for reading within about 3ft. Book is created for those who work primarily within the immediate area around their computer. With an intermediate additional power of +1.00D, Book focuses on providing the widest range of mid- and near vision. The Book is as close to a single vision reader/computer lens you can get, with the flexibility of providing both near and immediate capabilities.
The Desk lens provides acuity from reading distance to about 7 ft. Designed for wear at the workstation, Desk offers the advantage of clear vision out to your surroundings. Desk allows you to interact with others around a conference table and still read charts and calendars at your cubicle. An example of the perfect Desk wearer would be a real estate agent working in an office. With an intermediate additional power of +0.50D, Desk opens up a larger range of distance vision (the field of clear view actually gets narrower as the range of distances gets longer) while providing the advantages of a computer lens.
The Room option goes a step further with relaxed vision from reading distance out to about 14ft. Designed for wear “at work,” rather than the workstation alone, Room provides the largest range of vision in the series. An example of the perfect Room wearer would be the receptionist in a small-to-medium sized practice. She needs to use her computer workstation, make notes on charts, see her immediate surroundings, and who is coming in the door 12 ft. away. With an intermediate additional power of +0.25D, Room provides a “Swiss Army Knife” of viewing choices while maintaining the advantages of an office progressive design.
COMFORT IS KEY
A properly designed office lens matched to the wearer’s surroundings will allow the wearer to sit more comfortably, reduce eyestrain, and fatigue, and, perhaps most importantly, increase productivity. Workplace progressives can reduce the likelihood of a worker developing Computer Vision Syndrome.
CZV makes it easy to help patients get the right lens for the needs the digital age imposes on them-it’s as easy as Book, Desk, and Office.
John Seegers is a licensed optician at Ryan Vision Center in Henrico, VA, and the creator of opticianworks.com.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.
800-358-8258 • zeiss.com/lenses