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ABOUT ESSILOR OF AMERICA

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of optical lenses in the United States. In 1996, with the establishment of Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. (ELOA), Essilor became the first fully integrated optical company in the United States, with ophthalmic lens production, manufacturing and distribution in addition to wholesale optical laboratory operations.

Essilor works closely with eye care professionals providing innovative products that meet the lifestyle demands of their patients. The industry's most technologically advanced lenses - Essilor's Varilux ® , Airwear ® and Crizal ® , demonstrate the company's ability to respond to consumer demand for quality eyewear that is comfortable, attractive, durable and lightweight.

ELOA is the largest wholesale laboratory network in the United States. These leading, autonomous laboratories serve opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists nationwide. For more information, please visit www.eloa.com .

Essilor is a fully owned subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, S.A., and is the largest business unit in the worldwide Essilor Group, www.essilor.com . Throughout North America, Essilor has more than 7,000 employees located in more than 80 facilities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.