Introduce your company
Essilor is the leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of optical lenses in the UK. Working in partnership with independent ECPs to fulfil our global mission of improving lives by improving sight. By enriching all levels of our product range, from personalised lenses to virtual reality demonstration tools, we provide effective solutions to independent opticians to address evolving patient needs.
Talk us through your latest innovations
2017 has been a landmark year for Essilor with the launch of Varilux X series, a revolutionary development in the varifocal category which is now the no.1 selling Varilux. For the first time, Varilux X series delivers wearers' near vision depth so patients can seamlessly capture every detail within arm's reach, as well as beyond.
In September, Essilor launched ‘Road Pilot’, a new range of driving lenses designed for patients with a lifestyle that involves frequent driving. As 17 million UK drivers say they struggle to see at night this lens meets a real market demand.. The product is available in Single Vision and Varilux and comes with Crizal Drive - a new AR coating which offers 90% reduction in glare from oncoming road lights compared with a basic hard coat.
What can visitors expect from your stand? Any product releases?
This year at 100% Optical we have two stands: 1) lenses & equipment 2) frames.
Lenses & equipment
On our lenses/equipment stand you can chat to members of our Bespoke team which lead the way in new digital dispensing techniques and lens personalisation. The Bespoke program offers ECPs the opportunity to bring their practice into the 21st century and offers the best patient experience with the best visual solution.
Essilor instruments will showcase the latest innovations for pre-screening, the testing room and the laboratory with our range of stake of the art edging equipment. We offer the right solution for the needs of every practice to improve efficiency and enhance the patient experience.
View the complete collection of Essilor’s own frame brands: Bolon and Societe des Lunetiers (SDL). We stock the frames for you, so the only stock you need is for your display and we’ll dispatch your frame to order. This means no un-wanted stock and more space in your practice.
For independent opticians, Bolon represents something new to the market: affordable luxury. With a wide range of designs to choose form, at 100% Optical you can view the full portfolio of optical and sunglass products including some new products for 2018.
SDL is a frame brand for patients who are seeking vintage style with a modern twist and without sacrificing premium materials. At 100% we will be showcasing the newly launched optical lines and showing our 12 new sunwear models.
What does the future hold for ESSILOR, and how do you see the industry evolving over the next decade?
At Essilor we see the landscape continuing to change and evolving into a digital age. We see the future in personalised lenses and digital measuring devices. Our lens designs reflect this evolution and enable ECP’s to give their patients the best possible visual solution to suit the increased demands of their vision.
"We're really excited to be returning to 100% Optical in 2018 and can't wait to show you what we've got in store for 2018" Randeep Gill, Commercial Director, Essilor Ltd