Powerful, complex and fragile, the eye is the organ the most solicited from our five senses. Because vision is vital for learning, working and everyday living, we need to correct and protect it as well as prevent any visual defects or diseases. Iris, lens, cornea, retina, pupil… Understanding the functioning of the eye is critical for adopting good habits and preserving visual health. Since the first pinhole spectacles to progressive and photochromic lenses, ophthalmic optics has been a major focus of great innovations. Innovations which Essilor has contributed to.
Anatomy and functionning of human eye
The eyes operate like a camera. Discover how the eye functions.
THE SIGHT IN THE LIFE CYCLE
Individuals are not born with exactly the same visual characteristics. Hereditary or not, visual defects occur naturally throughout life. From the age of 40, our visual function gradually deteriorates.
Evolution in visual correction
The history of vision correction began in the Middle Ages in monastic abbeys. It was only in the 19th century that the ophthalmic industry really sprang up. Discover major advances in the world of optics.