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.


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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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 […]

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Essilor Vision Foundation supports “Eye Can Play: A Healthy Eyeffair” in Manila

Last year at the Generation Unified Social Impact Summit held during the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles, California, two courageous Filipino girls Brina Maxino and Sashi Montaña pitched their project idea of a fun eye care event which was voted in the top 5 of 70 proposals. On the 2nd of July this project […]

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Helping 272 people in the Filipino slums to see clearly

In late May Essilor Vision Foundation joined hands with the Singapore based eye surgeon Pauline Cheong and her team. Together they helped more than 272 Filipinos in need to see the world better. We are happy to share their feedback. During a two day screening event in late May, volunteers working with Pauline Cheong, a Singapore based […]


Making a difference by raising awareness

The mission of the Vision Impact Institute is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy vision, including the socio-economic impact of Uncorrected Refractive Errors (URE) and quality of life benefits of visual correction. Share this video and join us in “making a difference” by bringing vision to everyone, everywhere.  If you want to learn more […]


Essilor’s local partner brings vision care to 229 Special Olympic athletes in Richmond

Earlier this month 14 employees from our partner Satisloh/National Optronics, volunteered for the Special Olympic Games in Richmond, Virginia, and screened 229 young athletes. Just a few days after the successful support of the Special Olympics Summer Games in Hanover by Essilor Germany and local partners, another Special Olympics highlight took place in a different corner […]


France: Vision For Life continues to bring healthy vision to people in need

Vision For Life in collaboration with the association of public hospitals in Paris (AP-HP) screened 114 people and provided free corrective equipment. Earlier this year Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, announced the creation of the 2nd PASS-O in France, a collaboration with AP-HP, the association of public hospitals in Paris, with the aim […]


Bringing better vision and better lives to more than 20000 Indians

Over the last two years more than 20000 Indians have benefited from programs launched in the context of a collaboration between Essilor Vision Foundation and local Group partner ESCO. We visited their latest screening initiative in an orphanage earlier this month in order to speak to volunteers and beneficiaries and share their experiences. Essilor Vision Foundation and local Group partner […]

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Supporting children in rural China to see and to learn better

Last week volunteers from Essilor Vision Foundation China and Essilor Group partner OPO Optical headed to Longling County in Yunnan Province to help over 300 children see clearly and perform better at school. Last year Essilor Vision Foundation China launched a partnership with the NGO Education in Sight with the aim to bring vision care […]

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