Essilor Showcased Its Latest Innovations at SILMO 2019

The latest edition of the optical and eyewear industry’s signature trade fair, Silmo, took place in Paris from September 27 – 30, giving an opportunity to Essilor Group companies to showcase their inherent strengths.

Over 4 days, more than 30,000 professional international visitors were immersed in the eyewear and vision care world through the creativity of approximately 800 exhibitors, the diverse range of activities, events and programs.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Silmo d’Or awards which recognize outstanding product design and innovation. Here are the Essilor Group innovations honoured at the awards ceremony:

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care with Acuvue Oasys with Transitions in the “Vision Contactology” category

Novacel with “Variovid Volterra” by Leica Eyecare in the “Vision Glasses” category

BBGR with “Lumiz 100” in the “Material / Equipment” category

Essilor Group companies and brands who were present at the fair include: Essilor, Costa, Transitions, Essilor Instruments, FGX, Bolon, Essilor Sun Solution, BBGR, Nikon, Mont Royal, Novacel, SIVO, GKB Optics, SeeWorld Optical, Shamir, Wanxin Optical, Creasky, Satisloh, Activisu.

Another key highlight at the trade fair: precious objects and artefacts from the exclusive Essilor-Pierre Marly Collection were exhibited for the first time at Silmo. These were on loan by the highly reputed Musée de la lunette (the Eyewear Museum). This special-themed exhibition featured 50 pieces in 14 showcases and visitors were able to discover a wide range of historical optical objects. 

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