Our R&D activities are organized into six areas:
EssilorLuxottica’s vision care-related R&D activities target innovations to outperform wearer needs, and create and grow categories in three fields: myopia management and advanced single vision; presbyopia and near-vision management; light management and lens protection. In each of these fields, new products introduced to the market are the result of a gradual process involving several cross-company stakeholders. Today, we have more than 30 years of experience in myopia research and have been developing the myopia control solutions category for over 10 years. To pave the way for innovation and develop our products, we also work alongside many universities, public and private research centers, as well as innovation clusters.
Our eyewear design and technological innovation-related R&D activities encompass two segments: industrial design and frame technologies. Every collection and frame are the result of an ongoing R&D process that anticipates and interprets the needs, desires and aspirations of consumers all over the world. Designers and engineers are constantly exploring new possibilities to expand the boundaries of the eyewear world, creating models where stylistic innovation is harmoniously combined with the most advanced technologies, and new materials offer the capacity to rethink styles and functionality.
Backed by more than 10 years of R&D activities on smart eyewear, the Group draws on the complementary expertise of the unified Group in the research, design, development, integration and production of lenses and frames, to address evolving consumer needs and fully capture the potential of the fast-growing wearables segment.
With over four decades of experience and research in the field of sun lenses, EssilorLuxottica reinvents the magic of the sun with cutting-edge solutions focused on quality, innovation and fashion to offer consumers an unparalleled optical experience. From first freeform visors to goggles and eyewear, we create and deliver groundbreaking optical sun solutions.
Honoring ourdeep-rooted sense of responsibility, innovation and sustainability are strongly intertwined at EssilorLuxottica. As a leading global Company with a Mission to help people around the world "see more and be more" and in support of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, Eyes on the Planet, we are focused on offering consumers high-quality products, groundbreaking technologies and unique styles, with an ever-decreasing impact on the environment.
We are tirelessly committed to operational excellence, tapping into new technologies and digital tools to improve the consumer experience. We have invested significantly to digitize from the ground up with initiatives like Leonardo, our innovative learning platform that puts vision care knowledge front and center for the whole industry to benefit from, and the use of big data which helps us and our customers make more informed and effective business decisions. We are also reimagining the patient journey by integrating the latest tele-optometry technology, advanced refraction instruments and doctor-patient communication tools into a cohesive and elevated experience.