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Essilor Of America To Make Monetary Donations And Provide Lens

By Essilor News


DALLAS – (September 15, 2005) – Essilor of America, Inc. is assisting those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Special consideration will be given to the Eye Care Professionals and the Essilor employees who were affected by the hurricane. Monetary and lens donations will be distributed to a variety of funds established within the optical industry. Essilor is providing up to $500,000 in monetary contributions, including supporting organizations such as AOA, VCA and others, as well as providing lenses and other services. Essilor Laboratories of America will also provide lab services for those in the affected areas. Requests for lenses and lab services are being considered by contacting Heather Allen at Essilor of America. Please contact (214) 496-4811.

“At this time our hearts go out to all the victims of this disaster and we are committed to supporting the optical industry organizations and their relief efforts in order to help rebuild the lives and businesses of those destroyed by the hurricane,” said Hubert Sagnieres, president of Essilor of America.

“I am pleased that Essilor is contributing in such a major way toward rebuilding efforts for the optical community, as well as all the families, who are the true victims of this disaster. I sincerely hope others will follow our lead to help support these well-intentioned efforts,” said Mike Daley, president of Essilor Lenses.


Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and founding partner of VisionWebSM,, the premier Internet-based tool for eye care providers backed by industry leaders. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor is the market leader in progressive, high-index and anti-reflective coated lenses. The company manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, Airwear® and Essilor brand names. For more information, please see the new

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