170 YEARS’ HISTORY IN BRINGING BETTER VISION TO ALL
With a 170-year history, the Essilor Group remains at the core of major advances in technology that have marked the optical industry, providing innovative solutions to vision problems that affect the world’s population. Essilor is also known for its strong corporate culture, built on values and a unique Mission of improving lives by improving sight, which has guided its strategy and motivated its teams from the very beginning.
An unique human, industrial and business adventure
The Essilor Group is the result of a unique human, industrial and business venture that started as an artisanal spectacle maker, established in Paris in 1849, and then evolved into a leader in its sector with a worldwide presence.
Essilor’s heritage offers a journey through more than 400 years of optical history. The Group is committed to preserving this exceptional collection to promote its history and that of ophthalmic optics.