Essilor of America Acquires Expert Optics


SHOREWOOD, Ill.—Essilor of America has acquired Expert Optics, an optical laboratory based in Illinois that generates annual revenue of close to $16 million. Expert Optics is now part of the Essilor Lab Network. Essilor said the move is part of an effort to expand its geographic coverage in the U.S. Greg Ruden will remain as president of Expert Optics, with no changes to leadership or lab personnel. “Expert has been a proud distributor of Essilor products for years and we are excited that we will have even more access to Essilor's resources to help expand and grow our customers’ business,” said Ruden.

Christophe Leger, senior vice president supply chain and operations at Essilor added, “In alignment with Essilor Labs, the Expert Optics brand has long stood for quality, service and a commitment to the success of independent eyecare professionals, and we are thrilled to partner with them.”