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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 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
  • 22
  • 12
    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

2001 - 2018

We begin manufacturing a future
Shamir Optical Industry is established as a manufacturer of bifocal glass lenses


Expanding our field of vision
Accelerated development of progressive lenses is initiated


First Progressive launch
Unveiling and launch of Shamir Progressive II lens

The Story of Shamir

Begin marketing services
Shamir begins marketing
to other lens manufacturers,
and launches 1st set of molds
for progressive lens casting

Shamir Location - Building

Setting its sights on the world
First subsidiary is established, Shamir USA

Our Unique Lens Technology

New perspectives
Development and launch of first-generation groundbreaking Eye-Point Technology®


A new corporation
Shamir Insight, Inc. is established as the US distribution center


A new product line
Through its partnership with Eyal Optical Industry, Shamir becomes a manufacturer of advanced, high-quality plastic lenses

Shamir history

Expanding to new regions
Shamir takes ownership of the Rx lab in Portugal, following its partnership with Altra Optic GmbH


Shamir goes public
Shamir becomes the first kibbutz industry with an IPO on the NASDAQ global market and is also traded on TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange)


On the cutting edge of technology, all over the world
Focusing on sales and marketing of Rx products, Shamir constantly expands its partnership with labs and distribution centers while focusing on providing professional services to optical shops worldwide


Shamir and Essilor merger
The merger between Shamir and Essilor is consummated. Essilor becomes a 50% shareholder in Shamir Optical Industry Ltd, and Shamir becomes a private company


Shamir launches Eye-Point Technology III™
Shamir further advances its Eye-Point Technology with innovative reverse engineering


Establishing InoTime™
A Revolutionary new service with advanced technology that guarantees high-speed delivery and premium quality


Penetrating the Safety Eyewear market
Providing complete eye protection solutions for work and sports environments


Launching Shamir Autograph Intelligence™
Development and launch of Shamir Autograph Intelligence™, innovative design with an artificial intelligence technology

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