Essilor is an ophthalmic optics company. It designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of products for correcting vision, protecting eyes, and preserving visual health, including progressive, single vision, anti-fog, anti-reflective, polarized, sun, and photochromic lenses, reading glasses, lenses for screen use, as well as lamps, filters, magnifiers, optical magnifying systems, and electronic visual aids. The company also develops and markets equipment, instruments, and services for eyecare professionals. Its flagship brands include Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, Eyezen, Xperio, Foster Grant, Bolon, and Costa.

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Parent CompanyEssilorLuxottica
HQCharenton-le-Pont, FR
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Essilor was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Charenton-le-Pont, FR
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Key People/Management at Essilor

Rick Gadd

Rick Gadd

President North America
Norbert Gorny

Norbert Gorny

Co-Chief Operating Officer
Ernesto Diaz

Ernesto Diaz

President LATAM
Bernhard Nuesser

Bernhard Nuesser

President AMERA, Online and Digital
Éric Thoreux

Éric Thoreux

Co-Chief Operating Officer
Grita Loebsack

Grita Loebsack

Chief Marketing Officer
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Essilor Office Locations

Essilor has offices in Charenton-le-Pont, Puteaux, Dudley, Salt Lake City and in 10 other locations
Charenton-le-Pont, FR (HQ)
147 Rue de Paris
Puteaux, FR
29-30 Quai de Dion Bouton
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Essilor Financials and Metrics

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Essilor is a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica

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Essilor's revenue was reported to be €7.46 b in FY, 2018 which is a 0.4% decrease from the previous period.
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Essilor Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Sun Optical TechnologiesJune 30, 2017
Mangalsons OpticsFebruary 17, 2017
Optitrade Logistiek CentrumJanuary 01, 2017
Photosynthesis Group CoNovember 22, 2016
MyOptique GroupAugust 16, 2016
Vision DirectFebruary 24, 2016
eÓticaJanuary 08, 2016
Optic ClubJanuary 08, 2016
Jai KudoNovember 24, 2015
E-lens Comercio de Artigos OpticosOctober 26, 2015
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Essilor Revenue Breakdown

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Essilor revenue breakdown by business segment: 10.7% from Sunglasses and Readers, 86.3% from Lenses and Optical Instruments and 3.0% from Other

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Essilor News and Updates

Essilor Vision Foundation And CooperVision® Support Charitable Eye Doctors

DALLAS, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision disability is one of the top 10 disabilities among adults 18 years and older, and one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children in the U.S. The good news is 80% of vision impairment can be prevented or cured, often with a pair of...

Essilor Vision Foundation and Triangle Visions Optometry Announce Charitable Partnership

Program will enable practices to support the cause of vision in their communities

Worldwide Eye Care Industry to 2026 - Players Include Alcon, Allergan and Essilor Luxottica Among Others

Dublin, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Eye Care Market, By Product Type (Eyeglasses, Contact Lens, Intraocular Lens, Eye Drops, Others), By Coating (Anti-Glare, UV coating, Others), By Lens Material (Normal Glass, Polycarbonate, Others), By Distribution channel, By Region, Forecast…

Essilor Vision Foundation and GPN Technologies Are Passionate About Clear Vision

Organizations work together to support charitable eye doctors

Essilor Vision Foundation and Walman Help Bring Vision Care to People Who Need It the Most

Company donates to support Essilor Vision Foundation

VSP Global and Essilor Reach Agreement on Formulary

With a focus on supporting independent optometry, VSP Global ® and Essilor have reached an agreement that further promotes choice for doctors and patients while bolstering a competitive marketplace for their collective stakeholders now and in the future.
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Essilor Blogs

Discover how Essilor is advancing its sustainable innovation

Essilor expanded its culture of global innovation through the gradual integration of sustainable development criteria in order to respond to both its consumer and customer expectations. Committed to reducing the Group’s environmental footprint and improving its social impact, this Earth Day, Essilor…

Career development: 4th COMET career accelerator program and growth opportunities

At Essilor, we enable our employees to evolve their skills through many initiatives, and we are proud to have found ways of delivering these programs even in the face of a global health crisis. A recent successful example is COMET, Essilor’s talent accelerator program, which we managed to deliver th…

Essilor teams support equality between men and women this International Women’s Day

Essilor is proud to count dedicated, inspiring and talented women whose contributions make a difference and drive success across all parts of the Group, every day. At Essilor, promoting diversity and inclusion is not only an ethical obligation, but also a fundamental conviction. The Group is committ…

Essilor pays tribute to Bernard Maitenaz, inventor of the Varilux progressive lens

One of the founders of the Essilor Group and the Valoptec employee shareholders association, and at the helm of the company between 1981 and 1991, Bernard Maitenaz’s commitment to Essilor continued well beyond his retirement, as Honorary Chairman of the Essilor Board of Directors. In the words of Pa…

Discover Nikon Lenswear’s new global advertising campaign!

Building on Nikon Lenswear’s long-standing reputation for precision, the brand’s Marketing teams in key markets, brainstormed around the idea that precision is not an end in itself but rather a means for people to perceive the elements around them. Those elements may seem insignificant at first glan…

The first 360° vision consultation room in the world

As partners aligned in improving lives by improving sight, Essilor Mexico, Essilor Instruments and Salud Digna have introduced innovative technologies to provide patients with comprehensive eye exams at Salud Digna’s clinic in Culiacán, Mexico. Raising the bar for excellence in eye examinations, the…
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Essilor Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Essilor founded?

    Essilor was founded in 1849.

  • Who are Essilor key executives?

    Essilor's key executives are Rick Gadd, Norbert Gorny and Ernesto Diaz.

  • How many employees does Essilor have?

    Essilor has 69,000 employees.

  • What is Essilor revenue?

    Latest Essilor annual revenue is €7.5 b.

  • What is Essilor revenue per employee?

    Latest Essilor revenue per employee is €108.1 k.

  • Who are Essilor competitors?

    Competitors of Essilor include BBGR, HOYA and Safilo.

  • Where is Essilor headquarters?

    Essilor headquarters is located at 147 Rue de Paris, Charenton-le-Pont.

  • Where are Essilor offices?

    Essilor has offices in Charenton-le-Pont, Puteaux, Dudley, Salt Lake City and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does Essilor have?

    Essilor has 14 offices.