• Organization TypeGoods Supplier, Service Providers
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersFrance
  • Founded1972


The world's leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its mission is to improve lives by improving sight. Over 2.5 billion people, one third of the world’s population, live with uncorrected poor vision and its social and economic consequences. 90 percent of them live in developing countries where they may lack awareness of the impact of poor vision and access to basic vision care solutions In 2013, Essilor launched a dedicated division to tackle the issue of uncorrected poor vision in developing countries through innovative inclusive business solutions, strategic giving and research, advocacy and awareness. By 2020, the Group will have provided 50 million underserved individuals with the vision correction they need and trained 25000 unemployed or under-employed youth to become primary vision care providers and bring basic eye care to their communities. Through its vision care programs the company impacts seven of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals such as quality education and health and well-being. The sustainable approach Essilor has adopted across its value chain contribute to a further six. Essilor reported consolidated revenue of around €7.5 billion in 2017 and employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide. It has 34 plants, 481 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as 4 research and development centers around the world. For more information, please visit www.essilor.com.  The Essilor share trades on the Euronext Paris market and is included in the Euro Stoxx 50 and CAC 40 indices.
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Staff at Essilor have experience in


  • development
  • private sector development
  • personnel / human resources
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • procurement process


  • kenya
  • india
  • thailand
  • united states
  • south africa


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Focus On: Vision: Sponsored by Essilor

Opinion: Evolving philanthropy during the pandemic

26 February 2021
Focus on: Vision: Sponsored by Essilor

Opinion: How to encourage and nurture an innovation mindset in eye health

20 October 2020
Focus on Vision: Sponsored by Essilor

Q&A: Life after COVID-19 for eye health and development

22 April 2020
Focus on: Vision: Sponsored by Essilor

Opinion: How to create a successful awareness campaign to tackle poor vision

10 September 2019
Focus on: Vision: Sponsored by Essilor

Q&A: Why innovation in eye care is still critical

29 April 2019
Focus on: Vision: Sponsored by Essilor

Q&A: Poor vision as the world's largest unaddressed disability

10 October 2018
Produced in partnership: Development Enabled

Opinion: The private sector's role in supporting a disability-inclusive world

10 January 2019

Company Offices

  • France (headquarters)
  • Charenton-le-Pont
  • 47 Rue de Paris
  • Ile de France 94220
  • Singapore
  • Singapore
  • Essilor AMERA, 201 Kallang Bahru, Singapore Kallang Bahru
  • 339338