Having reduced its debt levels over the past two years, Essilor International is again ready to make major acquisitions as of this year, which could bring in extra revenues of about e100 million, according to an interview of its chairman and CEO, Xavier Fontanet, published in a French investment magazine, Investir. Essilor is looking at several potential targets but is not interested in the retail sector. On the other hand, Fontanet wants Essilor to reach an operating margin of 17 percent by 2005.