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Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. is a world-leading producer of high-performance lenses. Our R&D Department, based in Israel, the start-up nation, 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 delight in challenging
the status quo and being
first to market, bringing you
revolutionary products and services.

Service is beautiful

We strive to listen to you
carefully and understand your
aspirations so we can better serve
the needs of your growing business.

Shamir Values

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 Value


Agility means responding fast
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, Shamir is a leading global producer of advanced single vision and progressive lenses, renowned for its innovative approach to addressing vision needs and enhancing performance and lifestyles.
With its state-of-the-art research center located in Kibbutz Shamir, Israel,
Shamir invests heavily in R&D and employs the industry’s top minds.
Shamir has a workforce of 2,500 across 23 sites and subsidiaries worldwide,
including 19 manufacturing facilities.
Since 2021, Shamir has been the optical performance partner of
BWT Alpine F1® Team. In 2022, Shamir fully joined EssilorLuxottica group, solidifying its premier standing in the industry.

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

Our Unique Lens Technology

First-generation groundbreaking Eye-Point Technology®


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

Shamir history

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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