The worldʼs leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique vision requirements. To support this mission, the Company allocates more than €150 million to research and innovation every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Essilorʼs flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions, Definity®, Xperio®, OptifogTM, Foster Grant®, Bolon® and Costa®. It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals. It operates in some 100 countries with 28 plants, more than 450 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as several research and innovation centers around the world.

Company Growth (employees)
Dallas, US
Size (employees)
64,000 (est)+5%
Essilor was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Dallas, US

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Essilor has an office in Dallas

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Market capitalization (20-Jul-2017)

24.9 b

Closing share price (20-Jul-2017)

Essilor's current market capitalization is €24.9 b.

Essilor Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
LuxotticaJanuary 16, 2017$24 b

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Essilor News and Updates

Luxottica and Essilor Agree to Merge to Create Eyewear Giant

The $49 billion deal would combine Luxottica, the Italian maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley and other eyeglass brands, with Essilor, a French maker of lenses.

Ray-Ban owner Luxottica agrees €46bn merger with French lens maker Essilor

Ray-Ban maker Luxottica has agreed to a €46bn (£41bn) merger with French lens manufacturer Essilor. The Italian eyewear group and its French competitor announced that the combined group will be called EssilorLuxottica and will be listed in Paris - and is expected to generate revenues of more than…

The maker of Ray Ban is merging with a rival in a €50 billion deal

(Reuters) - Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French corrective eye lens maker Essilor have agreed on a €50 billion (£44 billion, $53.16 billion) merger. The deal will make Luxottica's founder, Leonardo Del Vecchio, the largest single shareholder in the combined company wi…

Ray-Ban maker Luxottica agrees €46bn merger with Essilor

Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, agrees a merger with French lens maker Esillor.
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