November 13, 2023

The cost of living crisis, and rising interest rates affecting everyone, are uppermost in everyone’s minds at the moment – to help counter this EssilorLuxottica are focused on the whole life value of products.

“We are expecting current market conditions to play out in much the same way over the next few years, and so are looking to see how we can support the market with value creation. Patients who love their eyewear will ultimately cherish the solution they purchased, hopefully for many years. But also appreciate the eye care professional that delivered that great outcome for them more, perhaps gaining confidence and therefore returning more frequently for additional dispenses or services” said Alan.

With some nine facilities cross the UK&I and around 850 staff dedicated to the wholesale channel, the business is very close to what is happening on the High Street and is keen to support practices with an extensive choice of frames; uncut, stock lenses through to complete glazed Rx lens solution, with an array of coatings to optimise the life and efficacy of the lenses.

With decades of experience in UK lens production, EssilorLuxottica also supports the market with refraction equipment, dispensing devices and lab technology. The Leonardo learning platform – which is free to access – is a valuable tool for any practices entire optical team to enhance their skills and deliver the most to every patient. Always striving to advance the optical sector, EssilorLuxoticca invested €600M globally in research and development last year, to bring new products to the market which will enhance the clinical outcomes that optometrists and dispensing opticians can achieve for their patients –

“We are very keen to refine and improve the future of eyecare and to grow the optical market for all stakeholders. We are committed to inspiring consumers. Our involvement with our trade body, the OSA, is a valuable opportunity to network with other people and businesses who are invested in bettering the industry and the outcomes which patients receive from it.”

Essilor Luxottica is eager to ensure that the team – working across all aspects of EssilorLuxottica’s business – who bring this vast array of products to market, is empowered –

“We are very focused on developing our people, and their individual talents. We always trust our people, enable their development and believe they will ultimately find the best ways to support our customers. We want to ensure that EssilorLuxottica people run with their talents.”

Alongside this sit the company’s Eyes on The Planet programme to create a sustainable future and the EssilorLuxottica OneSight Foundation, which aims to eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation. Both of these programs promote cohesion across the entire business with employees taking pride in the journey they are part of.

“We have an absolute desire to improve, and as one of the largest suppliers in the industry we recognise the huge responsibility that we have to reduce our carbon footprint and to innovate to achieve this for the good of everyone. We are committed to making our business as sustainable as possible and are currently on track to reach our 2025 carbon neutrality commitment globally. With local initiatives in the UK&I routinely audited by respected third parties to confirm real progress.”