Essilor is the world leader for corrective lenses
. The success of the group, which is present in more than 100 countries, is the result of a strategy that has been driven by innovation for more than 160 years. From design to manufacture, the group develops a wide range of lenses to correct and protect eyesight.
Its mission is to "improve lives by improving sight"
of everyone in the world to see well using lenses tailored to their needs. The group therefore devotes more than 150 million euros a year on research and innovation to offer increasingly efficient products.
Its headline brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Definity®, Xperio®, Optifog™ and Foster Grant®.
Complementing its portfolio of high performance lenses, Essilor provides a range of non-prescription reading and sunwear glasses through its FGX subsidiary to give people a wide access to quality vision correction solutions.
Essilor also designs, manufactures and distributes a range of instruments used by eye care professionals for testing sight and personalized measurements, edging and mounting lenses, plus specialist diagnostic equipment used by preventive healthcare institutions.
The Group, through its subsidiary Satisloh, is a leading supplier of equipment for ophthalmic and precision optics manufacturing – with surfacing, coating and finishing equipment used by prescription laboratories, optical chains and lens manufacturers and various industries for manufacturing optical components.