SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Zeiss Vision Care US announced that their Zeiss UVClean technology, an optometry-specific UV-C disinfecting device designed primarily for eyecare professionals, has earned two coveted Red Dot Awards: one for Industrial Design and the second for Innovative Product. The Red Dot Award is recognized as one of the most prestigious international awards for design work. Each year, the Red Dot jury reviews thousands of entries. Winning products are presented in an annual ceremony and exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museums in Essen, Germany, Singapore, and the Red Dot Design Yearbook.

“Design was a primary consideration for the UVClean,” said Jens Boy, president of Zeiss Vision Care North America. “Eyecare professionals required an efficient, affordable, and space-saving device to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. These awards applaud our design and production teams, who balanced expediency with function to carry a beautiful device to market.”

Earlier in 2021, UVClean was honored with a coveted CES 2021 Innovation Award. The award recognized outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories.

Zeiss partnered with Voxelight LLC and Trig to develop the Zeiss UVClean. As experts in UV radiation, Voxelight contributed valuable insight into the design by harnessing the power of UV-C and safety requirements. Trig provided industrial design and development services, including product rendering and video animation.

This is the second award-winning collaboration between Zeiss, Voxelight, and Trig, who previously won awards for the Zeiss C-UVProtect tablet in 2019.

Click here to watch Andrew Karp's exclusive video interview in 20/20 magazine with Zeiss' Robert Spirito, who talks about the creation of Zeiss UVClean.