About Essilor


The Essilor Group has put its expertise at the service of good vision in designing, manufacturing and distributing quality products and services through innovative business models.

Today Essilor provides solutions to correct and protect the visual health of the 7.4 billion people in the world.

Our humble beginnings

Essilor began in 1849 as an artisanal spectacle-maker in Paris. The Essilor story is built on our history of continued excellence, which remains a part of our culture even to this day: innovation, partnerships, international openness, entrepreneurial spirit and human values.

Our Mission:
Improving lives by improving sight

Seeing well is crucial to us being able to learn, work, and interact with the world and people around us. That’s why Essilor teams are driven by our mission of improving lives by improving sight.

One third of the global population lives with uncorrected poor vision and its consequences. Faced with a largely unrecognised global vision crisis, Essilor is working with partners to launch and scale up several inclusive business and non-profit initiatives so that in the future everyone can see well and live well.

Driven by innovation

Innovation is a core pillar of Essilor that drives our growth. It is driven by our teams, our mission, and our passion for bringing good vision to the world. Our partnerships with the public and private sector institutions allow us to share our innovative technology and products with more people, as well as providing inspiration for our teams to innovate even further.

Essilor Worldwide

What makes Essilor are its people. Currently Essilor employs a workforce of 67,000 spread across 70 countries. Each and every one of them embodies the Essilor spirit; working tirelessly towards improving lives by improving sight.


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