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For eye care professionals

Tim Precious, Managing Director - Quarterly Update

15 April 2019

Read Tim's summary on what has been going on at Essilor in the first quarter of the year and discover what is coming up in the second quarter.
Tim Precious, MD
Its been a really hectic Q1 for the Essilor team with lots going on in every area of the business. We've had exciting product innovations with the Visioffice X, the VR800 Phoropter and the breakthrough Eyezen Start lens which we're confident will shape the future of single vision lenses. We were lucky enough to be able to present these great new products at the two major UK trade shows, 100% Optical and Optrafair, which bracketed the quarter. 

Internally our Operations team have consolidated the performance of the Alloy Reduction Technology in our Surfacing department and we've added to our glazing facility in Manchester to cope with increasing volumes. Finally, our new ordering system, eStore, has been fully implemented and we're grateful to our customers for their patience during this implementation phase.

We're now into Q2 and we have some exciting commercial activity to look forward to. Our ongoing BVS promotion has recently been boosted with a complimentary pair of Xperio polarised lenses when purchasing a pair of Transitions lenses. We are launching the new Transition Style Mirrors in May and have recently brought back the production of our Eyezen and SV 1.6 RX lenses to the UK to give an enhanced service on these key products. Lots to look forward to!

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