Barco supports Essilor in furthering its R&D efforts

Innovation is the hallmark of Essilor's activities. To keep developing lenses in line with today's changing customer needs and new insights into the functioning of the human eye, the global market leader in ophthalmic lenses devotes 5% of its turnover to R&D.

Since 1997, the R&D department has been relying on Virtual Reality to support its product development processes. When the existing cubic no longer met today's needs, Barco installed a Personal Immersive Environment (PIE) that combines a curved with a cubic shape. The solution guarantees great immersion, thereby helping Essilor enhance its R&D processes, to achieve its unremitting ambition of 'seeing the world better'.