Enhance your clarity

Crizal Sapphire UV

Best in class transparency


Dust repellent

Repels dust particles for clearer vision and easy to clean lenses

Smudge resistant

Repels bothersome smudges for visual clarity and easy to clean lenses

Glare reduction

Less reflections for clarity of vision and improved aesthetics

Scratch resistant

Ensuring clear vision, guaranteed for 2 years (1)

UV protection

Protects your eyes from UVA and UVB rays

Water repellent

Repels water droplets so your lenses stay clear

Enhanced lenses

  • Less distracting glare
  • Clear lenses
  • UV protection
  • Easy to clean lenses
  • Scratch resistant
  • Robust lenses


Reducing reflections

Whether we are at home, at work or shopping, we are exposed to multiple sources of light. Coming from all angles, light reaches your lenses and creates reflections. These reflections can be a source of discomfort and impact your everyday life by making us adopt new behaviours, consciously and subconsciously. We adjust our heads, changing our posture or even remove our spectacle lenses just reduce the visual impacts of reflections. Crizal Sapphire UV reduces reflections regardless of where the light comes from. By reducing the amount of reflections your vision will be purer with more vivid images and improved lens aesthetics when others look at you. Transparency has never been so visible(2).

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Enhanced in every way

Crizal Sapphire UV ensures your spectacle lenses are resistant and repellent from scratches, smudges, water droplets and dust particles. Meaning - your lenses are incredibly protected, clear and easy to clean. Which comes in handy when facing everyday activities. 

Glasses containing Essilor lenses enhanced by Crizal Sapphire protect against smudges


Highest level of UV protection for a clear lens

It has been found that UV can have a cumulative effect on your eyes contributing to premature eye ageing and is associated as a risk factor of cataracts.(3) Crizal Sapphire UV filters UV rays preventing them from passing through the front of your lens and preventing them from reflecting off of the back of your lens into your eye. Thanks to this unique UV protection enhancement Crizal Sapphire UV has an E-SPF rating of 35, the highest E-SPF index on clear lenses for optimal UV protection.(4)

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We're committed to testing the benefits

We conduct systematic wearer tests to guarantee proof of the performance of our products


wearers are very satisfied


wearers intend to purchase Crizal again


more satisfied wearers with Crizal compared to other lens coatings

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(1) Crizal scratch guarantee – terms and conditions apply, please contact your optician for further information

(2) Perceived invisibility based on Wearers Test 2017. (Fr) N = 50 - resulting from a better perception of anti-reflective feature.

(3) Cataract: http://www.pointsdevue.com/article/ageing-and-crystalline-lens, http://www.pointsdevue.com/article/effects-ageing-visual-system. McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31.

(4) The E-SPF® index depends on the lens material itself and the coating. E-SPF® is a global index rating the overall UV protection of a lens. E-SPF® was developed by Essilor International and endorsed by 3rd party experts. Lens performance only. The E-SPF® index excludes direct eye exposure that depends on external factors (wearer’s morphology, frame shape, position of wear). E-SPF®=10 for Crizal® Sapphire UV lenses with Essilor Orma 1.5®.

* 9/10 Crizal wearers are very satisfied - Based on internal brand tracking of 2016.

**9/10 Crizal wearers intend to purchase Crizal coating again - Based on Brand tracking 2017 – MSW – 19 countries – 16.746 eyeglass wearers, 668 Crizal® wearers. Countries : Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Phillipines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America.

*** x2 more satisfied wearers with Crizal coating compared to other AR coatings - EUROSYN – 2017 – USA - n = 107 (53 current anti-reflective wearers + 54 current non anti-reflective wearers)