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.


How Camila Rodrigues, the basketball player, sees the world

With the 2016 Olympics Games now behind us, we celebrate the role good vision plays in sport with this moving final episode of our web series. Meet Camila, an ambitious basketball player and a student at the Félix Mieli Venerando Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Caju, Rio. Camila received her first pair of spectacles and met her idol, Hortencia Marcari, one […]


How Felipe Medeiros, the judo practitioner, sees the world

In episode 3 of How do you see the world? we meet Felipe, a 13 year old student of the Félix Mieli Venerando Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Caju, Rio. His dream? Becoming a judo professional. Watch how good vision helped Felipe overcome his difficulties at school and share his joy when meeting his idol, Michele Ferreira, […]


How Luiza Dias, the athlete, sees the world

In this second episode of our web series on the campaign How do you see the world launched by Instituto Ver e Viver and Nissan Foundation in Brazil, meet young athlete Luiza, from the Félix Mieli Venerando Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Caju, Rio. Watch Luiza share her dreams and aspirations and find out how her first […]


How Thalicia Bonato, the swimmer, sees the world

Meet Thalicia Bonato: a 15 year old swimmer and student at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Santa Teresa, Rio. Thanks to the How do you see the world? vision care initiative she not only received her first pair of glasses but also met one of her idols, Clodoaldo Silva, a Brazilian swimmer […]


Essilor joins Business Call to Action

Inclusive business is good for business and good for development – this is the core belief of Business Call to Action, a multilateral alliance of global corporations, that Essilor has just joined with a commitment to expand access to vision care in developing countries.  With three years of inclusive business deployment behind us, and over 2.5 million lives […]


EVF Australia ramps up school screening program in Queensland

Earlier this year Essilor Vision Foundation Australia launched a school screening program and has since tested the vision of more than 600 children in Queensland together with local opticians and optometry students. On average 35%-40% of the students tested were referred for a comprehensive optometrist examination and received a free pair of spectacles where needed. Since February […]


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 […]

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Essilor Vision Foundation sponsors screenings for almost 90,000 Indian school children

Earlier this year, Essilor Vision Foundation India in collaboration with local partners completed an extensive school screening program during which almost 90,000 children from more than 1,200 schools in rural India were screened and 1700+ equipped with free glasses. In July 2015 Essilor Vision Foundation India began an extensive program with the goal of giving 90,000 school children […]


Essilor Vision Foundation sponsors reading glasses for Singaporean community in need

Last month Essilor Vision Foundation, the National Eye Centre and People’s Association organized SPECtacular Experience @ Tampines: an eyecare event for more than 140 disadvantaged local residents. June 18th was a special day at Tampines West Community Club: People’s Association (PA) – a Singaporean government organization, the Singaporean National Eye Centre and Essilor Vision Foundation came […]

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