Rivoli Vision announces strategic partnership with ZEISS

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Innovation in optics and vision care for the lower Gulf market to be at the core of the partnership

Dubai: Rivoli Vision, the eyewear division of the Rivoli Group; one of the largest luxury watch and eyewear retailers in the GCC region, is proud to announce their partnership with ZEISS; an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the field of optics and optoelectronics, which is also celebrating its 175th year anniversary.

The strategic partnership will have Rivoli Vision use the sophisticated and technologically-advanced ZEISS products and services in all its eyewear concept stores through a 360 degree offering. This partnership will benefit the end-consumer through the state-of-the-art vision care equipment and expertise offered by ZEISS across Avanti, Rivoli EyeZone & Style 88 stores – setting apart Rivoli Vision from other eyewear retailers in the lower Gulf region.

Ramesh Prabhakar, Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the Rivoli Group said, “Rivoli Vision is pleased to collaborate and partner with ZEISS to offer bespoke vision care to our discerning customers in this region. The Rivoli-ZEISS partnership will bring together deep skills between the offerings of the two entities in retail and vision care technology that will ultimately provide convenience to the customers through the region’s first contact-less eye testing and individualized solutions for eyeglass lenses, using advanced ophthalmic equipment by ZEISS.”

Rivoli Vision operate ZEISS Vision Expert (ZVE) centers, ZEISS Vision Partner (ZVP) stores and are soon to launch the only ZEISS Vision Care (ZVC) center in the region, which is at the apex of ZEISS’s vision care concepts and defined partner levels.

Baudouin Series, Managing Director of ZEISS Vision Care Middle East & Africa added, “Rivoli Vision is one of our preferred partners globally. We are committed to providing its customers a superior and digitalized experience, by ensuring more accurate diagnosis and lens dispensing, through our most advanced equipment and optometry expertise. All Rivoli Vision optometrists are being extensively trained on a continuous basis to ensure a unified consistency in the ZEISS customer experience at all the Rivoli Vision concept stores.”

Research shows that 17.3% of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 have Type 2 diabetes and diabetic patients are known to be at a higher risk of developing eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and retinal vessel occlusion. In fact, Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) are two of the top 5 eye problems affecting patients in the UAE. (Source: Omnia Health. Ref: Al-Maskari F, El-Sadig M. Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in the United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional survey)

Rivoli Vision is today able to address such vision impairments through state-of-the-art ZEISS equipment such as ZEISS VISUSCOUT 100, ZEISS i.Profiler Plus and ZEISS VISUPLAN 500 that help in pre-screening of general eye health to offer customers the opportunity of world class vision care coupled in a bespoke retail experience.