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Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. is a world-leading producer of high-performance lenses. Our R&D Department consistently develops the latest technologies.
Our values, the driving force behind our ideas and actions, keep the ECP in the center. Every Shamir representative is personally committed to our customers’ vision, and to providing the best service and support to meet and exceed their expectations, all with a personal touch.

pioneering spirit
and panoramic vision
solution offering

The values that drive us

Passion for Innovation

We are driven by challenging the status quo and being first to market, bringing you revolutionary products and services.

Service is Beautiful

We strive to listen and understand your goals so we can better serve the needs of your business.

Be the best, but never rest

Superior quality products mean fewer errors, complaints, and non-adapts. We never stop learning & improving, so we can make our best even better for you.


Agility means responding quickly to market changes while being flexible to address your needs as they evolve.

Why partner with Shamir?

Perfect vision. Personal touch.

At Shamir, we pride ourselves on giving you and your clients the gift of perfect vision. This begins with high-performance lenses and premium coatings. Our products incorporate the latest technologies, delivering unique solutions for a diverse range of customer segments and emerging patient conditions. We are dedicated to helping you grow your business in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Our agility enables us to bring you the added advantage of a personal touch. We share our knowledge and expertise to help you overcome your challenges, minimize customer non-adapts, and increase sales.

Our story is about making
your story a success.

Shamir at a Glance

  • 2500
    employees worldwide
  • 23
  • 32
    global awards
  • 18
    optical labs globally

Established in 1972 to manufacture bifocal lenses, Shamir Optical Industry is a leading producer of advanced single vision and Progressive lenses.

Shamir is ranked among the world’s top ten Progressive lens manufacturers.

Today, Shamir operates 18 laboratories throughout the world with a total workforce of 2,500.

Formerly traded on NASDAQ, Shamir is now a jointly owned private company.
Over nearly five decades, the company has successfully solidified its global market position as a truly cutting-edge innovator, with the highest quality assurance standards.

Our history

Over 30 years of lens technology expertise

2002 - 2011

Shamir is established as a manufacturer of glass bifocal lenses


First Shamir Progressive lens


First subsidiary in North America


First-generation groundbreaking Eye-Point Technology®


Through its partnership with Eyal Optical Industry, Shamir becomes a manufacturer of advanced, high quality plastic lenses


The first RX production lab in Portugal, symbolizing the start of a worldwide direct service to optical shops


Shamir introduces the first Glacier AR lens coating


Shamir goes public on the NASDAQ global market


The Shamir-Essilor merger. Shamir becomes a private company


Establishing fast technology and service


Shamir Autograph Intelligence, the artificial intelligence lens


Shamir Metaform Breakthrough in lens manufacturing technology


Shamir becomes the optical
performance partner of
Alpine F1® Team


EssilorLuxottica acquires Kibbutz Shamir’s part and fully owns Shamir optical Industries.

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