Mellins – Zeiss Vision Centres

Bringing “Customised Precision” to the world of Optometry

Eye testing has remained virtually unchanged for over 100 years…that is until the launch of Zeiss i.Scription.

Your eyes are as unique as you are and have an individual “fingerprint” - The Zeiss i.Profiler reads this “fingerprint” to produce,
arguably the most individualised lens in the world 

Zeiss i.Scription

The Zeiss Experience & i.Scription


The new Mellins i-Style ZEISS Experience practice which opened in Fourways, Johannesburg, became the first of its kind in Africa.

"This new technology from ZEISS compliments the Mellins i-Style brand 100%. Our business relationship with ZEISS, the world's most renowned optical and opto-electronic company led to the design and completion of this Mellins i-Style ZEISS experience practice," says Andre Horn, spokesperson for Mellins i-Style.

What is the ZEISS Experience & i.Scription?

Your individual ZEISS lens configuration.

Our eyes are our most important sense organ. And since each eye is as unique as a fingerprint, it requires a customised visual analysis with us.
Step 1 | Your Individual sight Situation.

Step 1 | Your Individual sight situation

We start with a discussion of your personal visual behaviour and needs.

We need to know, not only what your new spectacles have to achieve, but also when and where. We will discuss your regular day tot day schedule, job and activities as well as any specific visual problems. The more we know, the better we can assist you in acquiring your customised precision lenses.
Step 2 - Precise eye measurement

Step 2 | Precise eye measurement

The i.Profiler® measures your eye and creates a unique profile, taking into account all specific properties and capturing them in an optical map.

Thanks to the i.Profiler® and the data it generates for your eyes, we can now order truly customised precision lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision. This data helps the experts produce optical lenses that will provide you with clear night and twilight vision without irritating reflections or halo effects. You will enjoy excellent contrast and depth of field. Last but not least, you will simply see more clearly.
Step 3 - Subjective eye test

Step 3 | Subjective eye test

Different lenses are placed systematically in front of your eyes and you are asked to describe what & how well you see.

This test continues until optimal vision is achieved by constantly changing the powers of the lenses offered to you. With your assistance, we will determine the best possible prescription for your precision lenses.
Step 4 | Subjective eye test Going a step further

Step 4 | Subjective eye test takes a step further

The individual ZEISS lens configuration goes even further.

ZEISS measuring systems such as the i.Polatest®, a near vision tester, tests and evaluates various aspects of your vision in every situation imaginable. Your 3D perception, the teamwork of your eyes, is also examined. All this data is incorporated in the configuration of your customised precision lenses.
Step 5 - Exact Fitting

Step 5 | Exact Fitting

Did you know that lens fitting errors can reduce optical performance by up to 40%?

The fifth step of your individual ZEISS lens configuration uses ZEISS Centration Technology. It allows the position of the frame and lenses to be calculated to the nearest 1\10 of a millimetre, ensuring that your new ZEISS precision lenses provide 100% performance.
Step 6 - Your personal lens solution.

Step 6 | Your personal lens solution

With our assistance, you select the best features for your precision lenses.

We will distinguish between four categories that define a ZEISS lens. The lens type and the material are two basic sections you have to consider. This is where you make your quality choice. The third and fourth categories - coatings and sun protection - give you the added features which make your lenses more efficient and favourable.