Essilor Instruments USA Merges With Stereo Optical


VINCENNES, FRANCE and CHICAGO—Essilor Instruments, a wholly owned division of the Essilor Group, is combining its two U.S. divisions, Essilor Instruments USA and Stereo Optical, in its Chicago facilities.

Essilor Instruments USA sells and services Essilor’s full edging equipment line and consumables to opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists in the U.S. Stereo Optical supplies Optec vision testers, Teller acuity cards and stereotests for primary care and pediatrics, acute and ambulatory care, sports vision, eyecare, schools, occupational medicine and driver rehabilitation.

“Merging our two divisions will strengthen our presence in the U.S. and allow us to provide full solutions for optometrists and opticians in front and back office,” said Christophe Condat, executive vice president of Essilor Instruments.

Robin Rhodes, vice president sales of Essilor Instruments USA, added, “Our focus is on expanding our sales team and our product portfolio. We have ambitious growth plans for the U.S. in years to come.”

Essilor Instruments USA’s physical move from Germantown, Wis., to Chicago will be completed during the first quarter of 2014. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for both Essilor Instruments USA (855) EZ-FINISH, and Stereo Optical (800) 344-9500,, will remain unchanged.