Essilor is the world leader in corrective lenses. Its international presence and ability to meet local specificities enables the brand to adapt to the needs of consumers across the world.
Essilor grew out of Essel and Silor, two companies whose origins date back to 1849 and 1931. For this new brand, created in 1972, they bequeathed a priceless legacy: an entrepreneurial spirit that has enabled the company to be consistently ahead of its time. Essilor’s culture is inspired by innovation that guides the work of its teams, allowing them to continue developing solutions that change lives.
Thanks to its innovation capability and R&D investments, Essilor invented the first progressive lens, Varilux® lenses, the market reference today. Essilor also created Crizal®, a lens coating that combines protection from reflections, scratches, smudge, dust, water, UV rays and blue-violet light.
Recognized by vision health professionals, Essilor’s products aim to bring comfort and protection to spectacle wearers. The brand works directly with experienced eyecare professionals who are dedicated to serving their clients through advising and helping them choose the most adapted products. Through precise measurement and fitting, they help to optimise lens performance.
Innovating in ophthalmic optics is all about continually meeting new challenges in optical design, materials and lens coatings. For Essilor, real innovation brings direct benefits to people. That’s why, wearers are always at the heart of its priorities.
It’s through this commitment to research that Essilor has developed Varilux®, Eyzen™, Xperio® or Optifog® – products that bring a combination of cutting-edge technologies.