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.
and panoramic vision
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.
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 fast
to market changes while being
flexible to address your needs
as they evolve.
Why partner with Shamir?
Perfect vision. Personal touch
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
18optical 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.
Over 30 years of lens technology expertise
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.