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Driving awareness for vision care in India

Essilor Vision Foundation India has contributed to two awareness campaigns to educate members of the public on the importance of regular eye check-ups, vision correction and UV eye care. Together with industry partners and local eye care organisations, a total of 50,000 sunglasses were distributed in Calcutta and 1,000 call to action banners were displayed across India.  Raising awareness about poor vision and […]

     

Creating safer roads in India through vision awareness drive

With 8,085 road accidents and an average of 4 deaths reported each day in Delhi in 2015, the lack of road safety is a serious problem that the city has to face. Essilor Vision Foundation has joined forces with automobile giant Toyota to offer vision care services to taxi drivers at Indira Gandhi International Airport and help raise awareness for Indians […]

     

Improving Lives by Improving Sight

2.5 billion people can’t see the world clearly. That’s nearly 1/3 of the world’s population living without full use of a key sense, most commonly due to a lack of awareness for the importance of their eyesight or a lack of access to vision care. The Essilor Group endeavours to bring good vision to those […]

     

Action for Road Safety

Road safety starts with good vision. It is the most important sense to take decisions on the road. And 80% of all visual impairments can be prevented or cured. But public awareness is low and access to quality eyeglasses remains limited in many regions of the world. According to the WHO, every year 1.25 million […]

     
     

Shining a light on importance of vision care in Africa

For developing nations, eye care is a vital step towards improving education and economic growth. Yet vision still remains low on the list of healthcare priorities for many countries. Two recent initiatives in Africa led by Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, have helped over 2,000 people to see clearly and are part of a long-term objective to bring […]

     

Partnering to help Chinese school children in the fight against myopia

In a country where an expected 700 million people will be myopic by 2020, Essilor Vision Foundation China is accelerating its fight against poor vision through both existing and new partnerships that are bringing vision care to thousands of school children in underserved regions. China is facing a visual health crisis: over 340 million people of all ages in China unnecessarily […]

     

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 […]

     

Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide

We are proud to announce that Essilor is co-signatory of “Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide”: a jointly authored report that stresses the urgent need for a global alliance between donors, multilateral institutions, multinational corporations, and leading eye health NGOs dedicated to increase access to eyeglasses for the 2.5 bn people who can’t see properly. The […]

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