Carl Zeiss has finally reached an agreement with Asclepion-Meditec over the valuation of their respective activities, which has been contested by some shareholders. Zeiss will end up owning 76 percent of the new company that will combine its own ophthalmic business with Asclepion, provided the deal is approved at the latter's general meeting next month. Zeiss recently presented a new progressive lens specifically developed for small frames. It also has introduced a new LFA Pro Lens Frame Assistant, based on a digital camera, to help opticians to recommend digitally stored frames to their customers, with color and material variations and useful weight and pricing indications.