Zeiss VIVX Lenses

At Pilla, we have partnered with ZEISS, the world recognized leader in optics, to provide the most visually accurate lens technologies for the world’s most demanding athletes.

Championship athletes train diligently to achieve peak endurance, strength and skill within their competitive fields.  Unfortunately, these efforts are all too often compromised by the neglect of visual performance.  A lack of quality eyewear can lead to eye fatigue, an inability to focus, and the degradation of hand/eye coordination, depth perception, and timing. At Pilla, we make athletes’ vision better by providing the ultimate in visual equipment.

Our competitive DNA is in shooting sports, where our eyewear is trusted by more professionals than any other brand—a stable of athletes that includes record setting World Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, and Hall of Famers.  We have since developed specific lens formulations for many sports applications and have become the eyewear of choice for Athletes in Polo, Golfers on the PGA and LPGA Tour, World Champion Auto Racers, Olympic Equestrian Show Jumpers, Remote Aircraft Pilots, Commercial Pilots, and many athletes and sports enthusiasts around the globe.

The key to our competitive advantage is our partnership with ZEISS, which provides access to engineering expertise and technology few in the world possess. The end result is ZEISS VIVX High Definition Lenses.  An unmatched color enhancing technology delivering clarity and defined contrast for the best athletic optical experience possible.

 

ZEISS VIVX LIGHT MANGEMENT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF EYE PERFORMANCE.

PILLA PERFORMANCE EYEWAR HAS PIONEERED LIGHT MANAGEMENT IN SPORT.

Fact: The human eye performs to its fullest with the proper amount of light entering the eye. Too much or too little light creates a situation where the eye is strained and proper focus cannot be achieved.

To achieve perfect registration of image and focus, the eye must be perfectly relaxed. Our PILLA ZEISS VIVX lenses have been specifically formulated to provide the proper amount of light in various lighting conditions while maximizing color registration. PILLA ZEISS VIVX lenses provide unique lens technologies for full sun to low light that enhance vision better than any technology on the market. The collaboration between the Pilla and ZEISS engineering teams has produced the most defined and vibrant collection of lenses available to manage light for the athlete.

EVERY PRODUCT WE MANUFACTURE HAS TO PASS THE VISUAL INSPECTION OF A ZEISS ENGINEER.

Every lens fit to a Pilla frame geometry must pass a quality control inspection by a ZEISS engineer to be a certified. The visual inspection goal is to find any imperfection no matter how insignificant; spotting, inclusions, color nuance or differences, marks, scratches etc. are all inspected through ZEISS microscopes in the lab. 

KEY POINT: 
International standards do not regulate color consistency. ZEISS controls ensure consistent color filtration from lens to lens across the entire surface of the lens.

  

PILLA ZEISS VIVX LENS TECHNOLOGIES ARE EXCLUSIVELY MANUFACTURED FOR PILLA PRODUCTS. 

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  • Every formulation and lens technology used in a PILLA product is an exclusive formulation. 

  • To provide confidence you are purchasing a PILLA ZEISS VIVX product we have put a seal of authenticity on every lens. If the ZEISS “Z” is not found on the backside of either our dual lens or mask lenses, the lens is not a ZEISS lens. Period. Pilla products exceed a very stringent optical standard to carry the ZEISS name. Our products are engineered to produce the most vivid color enhancing high definition lens technologies on the market. Our optics are not certified to be perfect until a ZEISS engineer says they are perfect. 

OPTICALLY PRECISE THROUGH DESIGN

Pilla design begins with sport participation. We are a company that prides itself on being fully immersed in all aspects of the sports we service. We design from experience and are lucky to have the best people in the world providing us continual feedback on our research and development.

It is important to recognize that our partnership with ZEISS is a relationship that is earned through certification of our design. Not only must the lens provide perfect optics but the frame design must marry perfectly to the lens so as not to not dilute the efficacy of the optical performance of a ZEISS lens product. Our visual equipment delivers perfection as there is no element of our product that can diminish the optical performance or it can not carry the ZEISS name.

KEY POINT: 
ZEISS certification is the only certification worthy of the ZEISS name.

To evaluate our ZEISS VIVX lenses ability to resist impact from related weather damage, we subject all our lenses to a Q-UV Accelerating Weather simulator. Rain and dew are simulated through condensation at 50º C. The damaging effects of sunlight are simulated by fluorescent UV lamps (UVB 313nm) at 60ºC (140º F).

The level of damage is evaluated following 120 hours alternating between condensation and UV
cycles

THE NET RESULT:

ZEISS VIVX lenses have excellent coating durability in extreme solar or extreme weather conditions.

The use of superior coating technology adds tremendous performance to our lens science.

Test.
To pass the test, the lens must be able to withstand the blunt impact of a 500g
steel missile with a conical hardened steel tip. This missile is then dropped from
a height of over four feet directly on the lens.

Pilla ZEISS VIVX Lenses pass the following standards:

ANSI Z87.1 2010, ANSI Z80.3, AS1067-2003, EN1836-2005.
With respect to ANSI Z87.1 2010 ; Pilla ZEISS VIVX lenses exceed the High Mass Test.