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Transforming lives through better vision in rural China

Meet our Vision Ambassadors in Anhui Province, Eastern China, and learn how they are improving the lives of their local communities through better vision. 340 million Chinese people have uncorrected poor vision and the country suffers from a critical shortage of eye care professionals and services. The Vision Ambassador program creates access to vision correction and protection by training people from rural areas to […]

     

Essilor gathers 1,000 Eye Mitra in India to celebrate their achievements

For the fourth consecutive year, Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation held its annual Eye Mitra convention in India. This year close to 1,000 Eye Mitra from the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan came together to celebrate a program developing skills, creating jobs and uplifting lives. Experienced and successful Eye Mitra shared inspiring stories while others […]

     

Meeting Vision Ambassadors in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is among Africa’s most prosperous nations, but it still suffers from many disparities, in particular between rural and urban areas. We spoke to some Vision Ambassadors who joined the 2.5 New Vision Generation program in January, about how the simple task of providing near vision correction can contribute to reducing inequalities within their communities.  Making vision […]

     

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 […]

     
     

Eye Mitra film wins 2016 tve Global Sustainability Film Award

The short-film Eye Mitra: Friends Of the Eyes, produced by Essilor’s inclusive business arm, 2.5 New Vision Generation, has won an award  in the category Transforming Society at the 2016 tve Global Sustainability Awards, held in London on Monday 28 November.  ‘Eye Mitra’ was one of two Essilor films shortlisted among over forty entries for being inspiring, high-quality films that drive home the message of sustainability. The film focuses […]

     
     

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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