Essilor acquires majority stake in IVS

Essilor has announced the acquisition of 68.3% of the capital of Interactif Visuel Système (IVS), which designs, develops and sells a wide range of sales support and ophthalmic measurement solutions, under the Activisu brand.

logo_EssilorThese include the Visioffice measuring column, designed jointly with Essilor, that allows eyecare professionals to dispense Varilux premium lenses, including the latest Varilux S 4D. The 15 year old IVS has more than 80 employees and generates revenue of around €20 million.

IVS’s solutions are present across five continents and represent some 30,000 software licenses in over 17,000 points of sale. At the forefront of technological innovation, these solutions are protected by patents on ophthalmic measurement-taking, combining live measurement by video stream, three-dimensional modeling of the eye and simulation of visual behavior strategies. IVS is also present in the digital media market, through its subsidiary Activ’screen.

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