Welcome to the “pointsdevue.com” website (the “Site”).
By accessing this Site you agree to the following terms and conditions governing use of the Site.

1. Site description

The purpose of this Site is to provide you with information in the field of, or related to, ophthalmic optics.
This Site is designed by and the property of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, a French Société par Actions Simplifiée with a share capital of EUR 277 845 100,00 € registered with the Trade and Companies Register of Créteil in France under number ​439 769 654. Its registered offices are located at 147, Rue de Paris, 9422​0 Charenton-le-Pont, France.

Director of publication: Olga Prenat

For any questions or inquiries with respect to the Site you may contact us:

  • by mail: Points de Vue, Essilor International, 147, Rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • by email: pointsdevue@essilor.com
  • by phone: +33 1 72 94 86 63

The site is hosted by OVH –  2 rue Kellermann – 59100 ROUBAIX – France -  http://www.ovh.com

2. SITE CONTENT and limitation of liability

As editor and owner of this Site, ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL seeks to the maximum extent possible to ensure that the information made available herein is relevant at the time of its publication.

However, this Site includes content provided by third parties and users. For such content, ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL is not an editor. Any opinions, advice, statements and information expressed or made available by such third parties and users are solely those of their respective authors.


  • provides no warranty as to the accurate, precise or exhaustive nature of that information; and
  • reserves the right to amend and if needed, delete, at any time and without notice, the content of the documents published on the Site.

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL hereby excludes, to the fullest extent permitted by law, its liability for:

  • any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission affecting the information made available on this Site;
  • any prejudice caused by the illicit intrusion of any third party, including those leading to the modification of such information;
  • infringement of an intellectual property right of a third party by any content or document published on the Site by users or third parties and for any direct or consequential damage or loss arising out of or in connection with such infringement; and
  • more generally, for any damage or loss, direct or consequential, irrespective of the cause, origin, nature and consequences thereof, that may be caused by the access, or inability to access, this Site by any person, by the use of the Site and/or by any belief in the accuracy of the information originating directly or indirectly from the Site.


3. USER conduct

You agree to use the Site solely for lawful and private, non-commercial purposes.

You must refrain from:

  • reproducing, copying, selling, reselling or exploiting any part of this Site for any commercial purposes without the prior written consent of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL;
  • accessing the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided for accessing the Site;
  • posting or distributing through the Site any material or information which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, fraudulent, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; which contains errors, viruses or other harmful components;
  • transmitting or publishing any material that may infringe the intellectual property and other rights of third parties, such as personal data protection, publicity rights or the protection of trade secret;
  • removing or modifying proprietary notices, titles, restrictions of use or legends;
  • restricting or inhibiting in any way other users from using or enjoying the Site.

By submitting information, text, photographs, graphics, videos, or other material to this Site (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit on or through the Site, (collectively, "User Submissions"), you hereby grant ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, use, copy, sell, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly display, or publicly perform the User Submission (or any portion thereof) in perpetuity, and ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL may sublicense all or part of its rights under this license or assign them to third parties.

By submitting User Submissions to the Site, you warrant and represent that (i) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your User Submission including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for granting the permission specified above; and that (ii) the User Submission shall not infringe upon or violate any law, agreement or other rights of any kind, of any third party, without limitation, rights affecting copyright, patent, trademark, unfair competition, contract, defamation, privacy or publicity.

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL is under no obligation to display or otherwise use any User Submission you may provide, and ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL may remove any User Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Site for inappropriate content. You are solely responsible for any User Submission you post on the Site.



In order to access certain areas of or participate in certain activities contained on the Site, ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL may require you to create an account ("Account"). To create an Account, ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL shall require you to provide the following personal information (mandatory fields): your full name, professional occupation, country of residence, e-mail address and password. Creating a personal Account is your choice. Each time you decide to create such Account and, therefore, to provide us with your personal information, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form, and (b) maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL has the right to terminate your access to and use of the Site or your participation in any activity contained on or available through the Site.

In order to access certain areas of, or participate in certain activities contained on the Site (for example to leave comments), ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL may require you to select a username and a password. You agree that ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL has the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your Account and to refuse any and all current or future use of the Site or any portion thereof.

If you have registered or subscribed to the Site, your username and password must be kept confidential and used only by you.

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL has the right to disable any username and password whether chosen by you or allocated by ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions of use.
You have the possibility to delete, at any time, your Account and all data associated to it directly from your personal space.


5. Protection of intellectual property rights

All content published on or accessed from the Site, including articles, documents, videos, computer code, text, graphics, photographs, logos, images, design and layout of the Site and other information (the “Content”) are proprietary works and protected by copyright, patent, trademark, design right or other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

Unless otherwise stated, the intellectual property rights relating to the Content are the sole and exclusive property of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL or permission has been granted for their use. No licence or right other than those enabling users to access the Site is granted. In this context, users are permitted to download and print one copy of the Content for their own personal, non-commercial use, provided that copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content are properly maintained. Any academic use must promptly indicate the author, the Content’s URL address and the mention of Points de Vue as the source of information in accordance with the below referencing system.
Example References: stating the source [1.] for Points de Vue: Author + Article Title + Magazine Title + Magazine Identity + N° + period + year (for articles published online, add link instead of N°). Sample: 1. Thierry Villette, Bad Blue, good blue, eyes and vision, Points de Vue, International review of ophthalmic optics, N°68, spring, 2013.

Any other use of the Site including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, curation or display of the Content without the prior written consent of ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL or third parties holding the relevant rights is strictly prohibited.

If you believe in good faith that any Content published on the Site infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by a user on one of our message boards), you (or your agent) may send ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL a written notification and requesting that the Content be removed or access to it blocked:

  • identification in sufficient detail of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works on the Site are covered by a single notification, you may provide a representative list of such works on the Site, however, the representative list must still contain sufficient detail of the copyrighted works so that we can identify them;
  • identification of the URL or other specific location on the Site that contains the Content that you claim to be infringing your copyright. You must provide us with reasonably sufficient information to enable us to locate the alleged infringing Content(s), so that we can comply with your request to remove or deny access to it/them;
  • your name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • the signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
  • a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the Content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • a statement that the information contained in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorney’s fees, if you materially misrepresent that any Content on the Site is infringing a copyright. 



This Site may contain links that are redirecting to other websites. Such links are provided for your convenience and for informational purposes only; ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL is not responsible for the content of such website and does not endorse them.

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL does not monitor the security of external websites; it is therefore for the user to take all necessary precautions prior to accessing hyperlinked websites. ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL shall not be responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential damage or loss arising from the accessing hyperlinked websites by the users.
Please note that external websites are subject to their own conditions of use.


7. Privacy policy

Your personal data is stored and processed in confidence by ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL solely for the purposes described in these Terms and Conditions of Use. ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL shall not forward any personal data provided by users of the Site to any third party. Any personal information you may need to communicate is subject to the provisions of the French legislation and notably to Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on information technology, files and freedom, as modified. Pursuant to the latter you have the right to access, modify, rectify or delete personal information stored about you. You can exercise such rights at any time

  • by writing to the following address: Points de Vue, Essilor International, 147 rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • by mail : pointsdevue@essilor.com
  • by phone +33 1 72 94 86 63

The person in charge of personal data processing is Olga Prenat.
This website has been declared to the French National Information Technology and Freedom Committee (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) under No. 1848624 v 0, in accordance with Act No. 78-17.



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The purpose of the cookies used by this Site is to improve user’s navigation on the Site and to collect anonymous data for statistical purposes.

Our site uses the following cookies:



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Please note that mandatory cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our Site. Internet browsers are generally configured in a way to accept the cookies used by websites. You can change your settings by following the below steps, nonetheless it may alter or render impossible the use of certain parts of the Site.

If you have any concerns about our use of cookies, you can take action to prevent them being set, including changing your browser settings to block certain types of cookies.
For detailed information on how to do this, look in your browser’s help information, or for an overview of the most common browsers, you can visit:
http://www.cookiepedia.co.uk/index.php?title=How_to_Manage_Cookies or
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9. Right to Modify

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue, at any time, the Site, its Content, User Submissions, and/or any part or parts thereof with or without notice. ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuation.


10. Applicable law and jurisdiction

This Site has been created by ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, whose registered offices are in France. Users accessing the Site from locations outside of France must ensure that they are complying with locally applicable laws.

Any claim or dispute relating to the content of this Site shall be governed by French law without regard to conflict of law principles. Users are hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts of Paris, France.


11. Revision of the Terms and Conditions of Use

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to change or add to the present terms and conditions of use at any time and without giving notice. For this reason, we encourage you to review its contents regularly.