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

Essilor Office Locations

Essilor has an office in Dallas

Essilor Financials and Metrics

Essilor Financials


Market capitalization (20-Oct-2017)

21.9 b

Closing share price (20-Oct-2017)

Essilor's current market capitalization is €21.9 b.
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Essilor Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
LuxotticaJanuary 16, 2017$24 b

Essilor Market Value History

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Essilor Online and Social Media Presence

Essilor News and Updates

Glaucoma Surgery Market 2017 Perceives Enormous Accruals with a Striking CAGRof 7.9 By 2023; Asserts MRFR

Global glaucoma surgery market research report, by target (trabecular meshwork, suprachoroidal space and others), by type of surgery (angle closure glaucoma surgery, aqueous shunt surgery, laser surgery and other), by end user (hospital, ambulatory surgery centers and other)- forecast till 2023 Post…

Essilor is Gold Sponsor of the 2nd World Congress of Optometry

Essilor is a proud Gold sponsor of the 2nd World Congress of Optometry (WCO) in Hyderabad, India. In line with Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight, the Congress will focus on “Accessible, quality vision and eye health”. Essilor is committed to partnering with the WCO to raise awa…

Essilor Canada announces new leader

Today, Essilor Canada announced Barbara Piper as President effective September 1, 2017. Having worked at Essilor in various roles for more than 18 years, most recently as Vice President, Key Accounts Strategies & Solutions for Essilor of America, Barbara will be responsible for furthering the co…

Anti-reflective, pro-vision – Eyewear coating tech and the advantages it brings

By Troy Patterson The variety of anti-reflective coatings available on the market offer a range of advantages to consumers and the eye care professionals prescribing the lenses. Anti-reflective lenses help light to be transmitted properly, while also providing protection from water, dirt and fingerp…

Essilor Canada awards scholarships

Essilor Canada is proud to partner with opticianry programs across the country and to contribute to the training of future opticians at several levels. Thus, scholarships that encourage perseverance, excellence and entrepreneurial spirit, one of Essilor’s core values, are awarded to students who hav…

Europe is responsible for almost a third of the world's M&A this year

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were up 8.4 per cent in value in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2016, new statistics reveal, despite a decrease in the number of deals. The data from Mergermarket showed that European M&A had surged ahead, securing a 32.3 pe…
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