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Essilor Of America Announces New ECP University Website

By Essilor News


Educational site adds new content and resources for all-level staff

ECP University™ (ECPU), an educational solution to develop best practices and deliver growth through in-person, online and distance learning for optical staff, practice managers and practice owners, has relaunched their website with new branding and content.

The new site, located at, provides best-in-class training and education to foster professional development among eyecare professionals (ECPs), with a range of valuable content designed for various practice roles and experience levels. All practice members gain 24/7 access to the full ECPU catalog of 90-plus courses, including optics and ocular anatomy training, patient service and selling, business management, technical concepts, products, insurance and more. 


“ECP University is proudly supported by Essilor, the world’s leader in vision care innovation, expertise and service,” said Janelle Routhier, O.D., F.A.A.O and senior director of customer development, Essilor of America. “With distance, in-person and online learning opportunities, practice owners and staff can enhance professional knowledge in a way that suits their schedule.”


With this new site, Management & Business Academy (MBA), once a separate educational effort from Essilor, is now part of ECP University to provide ODs and practice owners the business insights and metrics they need to take their practice success to the next level. Additionally, The Management Development Program combines live and distance training to arm practice and optical managers with the business expertise they need to run a successful practice.

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 UV™, 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).

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VARILUX, CRIZAL, XPERIO UV, E-SPF and DEFINITY are trademarks of Essilor International.  THIN & LITE is a registered trademark of Essilor of America, Inc.  Transitions and XTRActive are registered trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. Photochromic performance is influenced by temperature, UV exposure, and lens material. 


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Cherie Gifford

Essilor of America