Essilor is the leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of optical lenses worldwide. Essilor was formed in 1972 with the amalgamation of two French companies Essel and Silor.
Globally, Essilor operates in around 100 countries.
Throughout the World, you’ll find over 55,000 employees devoted to improving lives by improving sight.
World Leading Innovation
Essilor is world famous for the Varilux lens, the world’s first varifocal, which was invented in 1959.
Essilor invests more than 150 million euros in research and development (R&D) every year and employs 550 researchers around the world.
A total of 300 million people around the world wear or have worn Varilux lenses, with a new wearer every three seconds.
Innovation at the heart of their strategy
Innovation, the foundation of our growth strategy, is at the heart of Essilor’s mission – touching everything from our products, services, business models to even our governance. It represents a significant differentiating factor and characterizes the unique way we operate commercially as well as how we achieve our mission.
Our Essilor products:
Essilor has 4 major brands that embody cutting edge lens technology. Varilux, Crizal, Xperio, and Transitions.
Varilux® lenses provide instantly sharp, effortless vision at near, far and everywhere in between, with smooth transitions at every distance from the moment the wearer puts them on. Our lenses allow wearers to pursue personal and professional activities with confidence while feeling empowered to enjoy all that life has to offer. Read more…
Crizal®, the number one anti-glare lens brand worldwide*, is at the forefront of innovation, R&D processes and optical technologies, doing the utmost to improve and help maintain people’s visual clarity. Crizal® lenses act like a shield against elements that can impact or harm vision, responding with confidence to wearer’s needs. Read more…
Xperio® is more than a just a sun lens. Xperio® polarized prescription sun lenses provide higher definition, elimination of glare and distortion. They also brings maximum UV protection with the highest E-SPF®* index available. Xperio® lenses are also scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Read more…
Our everyday adaptive lenses automatically adapt to changing light, going from clear to dark and every shade in between to protect your eyes and reduce eye strain and fatigue. With an extensive range of products, there is a Transitions® adaptive lens to match every lifestyle. Read more…