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Essilor Of America Upgrades ECP University Website With Enhanced Features, Comprehensive Exam Prep

By Essilor News


Educational site provides distance, in-person and online training for ECP Test

DALLAS – Essilor of America, the nation's leading manufacturer of optical lenses, today announced impressive upgrades to its website for ECP University®, a division of Essilor that provides education solutions for the growth and development of eyecare practices through in-person and online training. ECP University (ECPU) provides best-in-class training and education to foster growth and professional development among ECPs, with a range of valuable content designed for all practice roles and experience levels.

ECPU’s improved website now offers a comprehensive online program to prepare participants for the American Board of Opticianry Basic Certification Exam. The interactive curriculum features six modules with game-based quizzes utilizing whiteboard animation and Eyemagination® videos, a device to use mobile flash cards and practice tests comprised of 125 randomly-selected questions. Additionally, ECPU’s substantial Dispensary Manager Training Program has been enhanced so that all materials can be digitally operated, and each participant receives a tablet for mobile, travel-friendly usage. The six-month course blends three distinct classroom sessions, personalized coaching and project-based learning to educate dispensers and managers on business operations skills required to profitably manage day-to-day retail operations.

“Essilor’s continued investment in ECP University and its programming is another way for us to demonstrate our commitment to independent eyecare professionals and their practices,” said Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O., Dipl., and senior vice president of customer development, Essilor of America. “We keep an ear to the ground in the eyecare industry to ensure we’re providing our partners with the most advanced and useful tools and resources to strengthen their operations and build their practices. We’re confident ECPU’s updated features and exam preparation will support ECPs in obtaining critical education and certifications, allowing them to provide their patients the best possible experience.”

A streamlined pricing system has also been rolled out for all ECPU content, providing a simple, cost-effective method for continual professional development. All practice members gain 24/7 access to the full ECP University catalog of 90-plus courses, including optics and ocular anatomy training, patient service and selling, business management, technical concepts, products, insurance and more. 

For more information on ECP University, its new website and subscription options, visit

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).

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Kristan Gross
Essilor of America