Essilor Independent Distributor Division Names 2014 Award Winners

Essilor of America, the nation’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, today announced the winners of its Independent Distribution Division (IDD) Annual Laboratory Awards. The awards recognize independent distributors who have achieved top sales performance in a combination of both sales and unit growth in specific Essilor product categories.

Essilor’s IDD group is dedicated to growing the market by offering technologically-advanced products and services through its independent distributor partners. In addition, IDD is committed to providing industry-leading programs, initiatives and services that increase customer sales revenue and margins. The goal of IDD is to partner with independent labs to leverage their unique and individual strengths in order to elevate Essilor’s premium brands such as Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions® and Xperio UV™ lenses. These coalitions thereby create continued growth in the premium lens categories in the marketplace.

“Essilor IDD is proud to showcase the achievements of our independent laboratory partners and honor them at this year’s ceremony,” said Bob Colucci, president, IDD, Essilor of America. “We look forward to another successful year of growth and business development with these outstanding labs.”

The awards ceremony, held at Essilor’s National Sales Meeting, recognized outstanding achievements in the following categories:

Essilor Transitions® Award of Excellence
Superior Optical Lab

Essilor Xperio UVTM Award of Excellence
Luzerne Optical Laboratories, Ltd.

Crizal® Award of Excellence
Diversified Ophthalmics, Inc.Essilor Logo

Varilux® Award of Excellence
I-See Optical Lab, Inc.

X-Cel Outstanding Achievement Award
IcareLabs

Essilor IDD Managed Care Lab of the Year
VSPOne Optical Technology Centers

Essilor IDD Lab of the Year
Walman Optical

About Essilor
Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index, photochromic and anti-reflective coated lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 10,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the VARILUX®, CRIZAL®, TRANSITIONS®, XPERIO®, DEFINITY®, THIN&LITE® and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands, including Essilor premium lenses, to eyecare professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).

VARILUX, CRIZAL, TRANSITIONS, XPERIO, XPERIO UV, E-SPF and DEFINITY are trademarks of Essilor International. THIN & LITE is a registered trademark of Essilor of America, Inc

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