SHAMIR PROVIDES THE GIFT OF PERFECT VISION

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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.

Perceptiveness,
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

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
    countries
  • 12
    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

1972-1999
2001 - 2018
1972

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

1979

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

1984

First Progressive launch
Unveiling and launch of Shamir Progressive II lens

The Story of Shamir
1987

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

Shamir Location - Building
1988

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

Our Unique Lens Technology
1992

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

1999

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

2001

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

Shamir history
2002

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

2005

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)

2010

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

2011

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

2013

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

2014

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

2015

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

2018

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

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