is the world leader in the design, manufacture, marketing
and distribution of high quality prescription frames
and sunglasses in mid- and premium-priced categories.
Luxottica's products, which are designed and manufactured
in six facilities in Italy and include over 2,100 styles
in a wide array of colors and sizes, are sold through
twenty-two wholly-owned subsidiaries in the United States,
Canada, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Germany,
the United Kingdom, Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, Belgium,
Argentina, South Africa, Finland, Austria, Norway, Japan,
Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore; two 75%-owned companies
in Australia and Israel, a 70%-owned company in Greece;
two 51%-owned subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Turkey
and a 49%-owned subsidiary in the Arab Emirates.