See Change is our vision. Is it yours?

At Essilor we believe that healthy vision is the right for all. But for everyone to see well, we need to see change. This has been our business for almost 170 years. However, like every global issue today, it's not just our business, it's everyone's business.

What We Do

Along with our partners we focus on 3 main areas of action that are helping improve access to healthy vision for all.


Helping underprivileged children in Turkey to see the world better

Following its first initiative in Morocco last month, Vision for Life has now teamed up with Essilor’s local partners in Turkey to organise a fun screening event and help children from underprivileged communities to see the world better thanks to a pair of eyeglasses. Vision for Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, joined hands with local partners to welcome […]


Three years of action to equip the 2.5 billion people with uncorrected poor vision

Over the past 3 years Essilor has accelerated its initiatives to improve lives by improving sight, for everyone, everywhere. Share this video and join us in raising awareness and improving access to healthy vision for the 2.5 billion uncorrected people in the world.   


Volunteers bring better vision to over 1,000 Special Olympic athletes in Hanover

Earlier this month, volunteers from the Essilor Group in Germany headed to Hanover to screen and equip more than 1,000 participants of the Special Olympic Summer Games that took place from June 6-10. For the past 14 years, Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation have been the proud sponsors of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program *. […]


Raising awareness for good vision at the Cabourg Film Festival in France

This year Essilor was once again an official partner of the Cabourg Film Festival held from June 8 to June 12. Teams from Essilor France and Group headquarters used this opportunity to create awareness for the importance of healthy vision, screening 150 local children and 100 seniors.  For the second consecutive year Essilor was an official partner of the Festival […]


Empowering women in Rio’s favelas to become Vision Ambassadors

In 2015, Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation launched its Vision Ambassador program in China, India and Brazil. This inclusive business model has now been adapted to help people in the favelas of Rio get access to the eye care they need. We spoke to Rosana, a Vision Ambassador who told us how she is impacting the lives of people in her community while improving […]


New study reveals critical need for visual health solutions in China

A first-of-its-kind domestic white paper has highlighted an unparalleled visual health crisis in China. On the occasion of National Eye Care Day, Essilor people and partners demonstrated their ongoing commitment to creating awareness of the importance of healthy vision by screening over 2,000 people from underserved Chinese communities. National research points to need to advocate public policies for […]


Building a new partnership to improve vision care for all in Morocco 

Vision For Life and Essilor’s Moroccan partners joined hands in May with the Mohammed V Foundation to bring vision care to over 1,500 needy people in just three days. Since 2003, the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in Morocco has been organizing medical humanitarian camps for underprivileged populations around the country. The foundation provides mobile vans with […]


Inspirational program helps UK school children see a bright future

Essilor UK is reaching out to local schools to help prepare pupils for employment while screening their eyes and raising awareness of the importance of healthy vision.  This month, Essilor UK began an educational campaign with neighboring schools to its Thornbury site near Bristol. Volunteers from the company screened students to raise awareness of the importance […]

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Essilor Vision Foundation seeks to serve more rural communities in India

Essilor Vision Foundation India recently held a series of screening events to reach rural communities, supported by volunteers from Essilor Manufacturing India Private Limited ( EMIL). We spoke to them to learn more about their experience and to see how they think that eye care can be improved in remote areas. Earlier this year, the Essilor Vision […]

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