Essilor will unveil clinical trial results of its Stellest lens

Essilor will unveil clinical trial results of its Stellest lens

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Essilor will unveil the pivotal twoyear clinical trial results of its Stellest lens its latest spectacle lens solution in the fight against myopia. The muchanticipated twoyear results demonstrate that Essilor Stellest lenses slow down myopia progression by 67% on average, when compared to single vision lenses, when worn at least 12 hours a day.


Presentation in May

The presentation of this research entitled Myopia control with spectacle lenses with aspherical lenslets: a 2year randomized clinical trial, will be delivered at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the ARVO, on May 6th, 2021, by BAO Jinhua, Associate Professor at Wenzhou Medical University, China.

In 2018, Essilor’s research and development team initiated a threeyear stateoftheart clinical trial on 167 myopic children in its joint Research and Development Center shared with key partner, the Wenzhou Medical University, in China. This research illustrates Essilor’s commitment to fight poor vision and to find concrete solutions to slow down myopia progression in childhood.



According to Essilor, the results of this study demonstrate compelling evidence that Essilor Stellest lenses are one of the most effective options available for slowing down myopia progression in children today. Key outcomes include:

After two years, children wearing Essilor Stellest lenses saved 0.99 diopters of myopia degree on average (67% slowdown in myopia progression on average), compared to single vision lenses, when worn 12 hours or more per dayeveryday.
After the first year, the eye growth of 9 out of 10 children wearing Essilor Stellest lenses was similar or slower than nonmyopic children.
2 out of 3 children who wore Essilor Stellest lenses did not need a prescription change after the first year
100% of children wearing Essilor Stellest lenses had clear vision, 100% of children adapted to their new lenses within a week; 91% of children fully adapted within three days; and 94% of children felt comfortable with Essilor Stellest lenses, demonstrating that Essilor Stellest lenses were comfortable, and easy to adapt for children.

Norbert Gorny, CoChief Operating Officer, Essilor International commented on the results, “With such impressive results, Essilor’s Stellest lenseswill truly be a catalyst to stem myopia progression and to help children, who continue to be at risk of sightthreatening eye conditions associated with myopia. Essilor is proud to be at the forefront of myopia management and we will continue to be focused on bringing such innovative advances to move the needle on the fight against myopia.”

Grita Loebsack, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Essilor International said,“These exciting results have already amazed leading global myopia experts and illustrate that Essilor’s mission and commitment to tackle myopia remains stronger than ever today. […] After its successful release in China in June 2020, then in Russia and Singapore, with extremely positive feedback from parents, children and eye care practitioners,we look forward to offering this new solution to help children in other countries.”



The Stellest lenses provide myopia correction through a single vision lens, which allows for sharp far vision and myopia control through H.A.L.T. technology, which consists of a constellation of aspherical lenslets spread on 11 rings and was designed to create for the first time, a volume of signal that slows down the elongation of the eye. The power of lenslets on each ring has been determined to guarantee a volume of signal always in front of the retina and following its shape, to achieve consistent myopia slowdown In addition to innovation and research, Essilor is committed to strengthening awareness and education of myopia with governments, healthcare and eye care professionals, and the wider public.

EssilorLuxottica: Update on the proposed acquisition of GrandVision

EssilorLuxottica: Update on the proposed acquisition of GrandVision

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EssilorLuxottica confirms that on April 9,2021 the Chilean market regulator FNE (Fiscalía Nacional Económica) cleared the acquisition of GrandVision following the commitment to divest GrandVision’s Chilean operations under the banner Rotter YKrauss.GrandVision’s Chilean operations will be sold to HAL in accordance with the terms of the block trade agreement entered into by HAL and EssilorLuxottica on July 30,2019.
The carveout is subject to and will close simultaneously with the closing of the transaction. EssilorLuxottica also acknowledged that on April 6, 2021, Amsterdam’s Court of Appeal rejected the Company’s document request, due mainly to the disclosures recently ordered in the arbitral proceedings brought by HAL and GrandVision.
EssilorLuxottica initiated legal proceedings to obtain such information from GrandVision to assess the way GrandVision has managed its business during the COVID19 crisis, as well as the extent to which GrandVision has breached its obligations under the support agreement.The closing of the acquisition of GrandVisionis still pending the sign off from the competition authorityin Turkey,as well as the decisions regarding ongoing arbitral proceedings

Transitions academy 2021 cancelled

Transitions Optical announced that it is cancelling Transitions Academy 2021, scheduled for June 13 – 16, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. The annual meeting is one of the industry’s well-recognized educational events, bringing together independent eyecare professionals, national and regional retailers, educators, optical laboratories, managed vision care companies, and other industry professionals from across North America and around the globe. In lieu of Transitions Academy 2021, Transitions Optical will continue to connect with and support the optical industry through virtual events like Transitions The Pulse, which brought together over 10,000 global attendees, and its Innovation Awards, virtual education and customized training events.

Transitions Optical also announced that Transitions Academy 2022, the company’s 25th Academy event, is scheduled to take place from January 16 – 19, 2022 in Orlando, Fla.

“Transitions Academy is known for its ability to deliver a remarkable, live experience that connects all of those in attendance,” said Patience Cook, director North America marketing, Transitions Optical. “The decision to cancel this year’s event was made to ensure the safety of all of our attendees that join us from around the world to experience that social connectedness. We remain committed to the global eyecare community and will support the optical industry through other activations in the spirit of Transitions Academy. We look forward to making Transitions Academy 2022 an unforgettable experience, in a safe manner for our North America and global attendees.”