See Change is our vision. Is it yours?

At Essilor we believe that everyone has the right to healthy vision. But a staggering 2.5 billion people still do not have the vision correction they need. Our See Change platform celebrates the Essilor people and partners who are bringing positive change to the lives of millions through direct actions that bridge the gap.

What We Do

Along with our partners we focus on 3 main areas of action that have enabled us to equip close to 3 million underserved people with eyeglasses since 2013.

Helping 3,000 Sri Lankan orphans and tea growers to see clearly

Essilor Vision Foundation India has supported an eye care program targeting around 3,000 beneficiaries in Sri Lanka. We reached out to Regina Lau, a medical coordinator, who reported straight from the field about the moving experiences she went through during this mission.  Earlier this month 4 optometrists, 4 optometry students and three volunteers from Australia […]


Villagers in Laos moved by Essilor Vision Foundation’s latest mission

Essilor Vision Foundation headed to Laos for its second medical camp this year in collaboration with the NGO Humanitarian with Love. Over 2,000 people attended the camp for basic health screening activities and over 1,000 tested their vision. 700 of the people screened were equipped with a free pair of corrective spectacles and all 1,000 […]


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 […]


Calling all Vision Ambassadors in Brazil!

In Brazil almost 60% of the population – 119 million people – need vision correction but 30-40 million people are estimated to live without the correction they need.  The Vision Ambassador program, developed by Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation inclusive business division, trains local women in Rio de Janeiro to become primary vision care providers […]


Opening Special Olympics athletes’ Eyes in Senegal

Special Olympics and the Essilor Group have carried out their first joint vision care campaign in Senegal with the help of local partner Sivo Senegal. We take a closer look at the eye care situation in this West African country where vision health projects such as these are critically needed. Last month the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in […]


Bringing good vision to people in need in Singapore

To celebrate a new partnership between Essilor Vision Foundation Singapore and Optometry Giving Sight Singapore both organisations pooled over 100 volunteers on the occasion of World Sight Day to help provide close to 1,500 people in need with corrective and protective vision care.


Our Children’s Vision: a unique coalition to tackle a global problem

Launched earlier this year by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor’s Vision For Life fund, the Our Children’s Vision campaign is gaining ground. Over 50 partners have now joined this unique coalition which aims to accelerate and expand access to eye health services for children all over the world. Watch representatives of the campaign’s co-founders and partners such as the Essilor Vision […]


Essilor mobilises its network and screens close to 45,000 people on World Sight Day

World Sight Day, held each year on the 2nd Thursday of October, is a key moment for organisations in the vision care ecosystem to raise awareness on the importance of good vision. Essilor’s inclusive business arm, 2.5 New Vision Generation, and the Essilor Vision Foundation together doubled their impact this year, reaching twice as many people as in 2015 with free […]


Anne Hathaway takes a stand for good vision

On the occasion of World Sight Day 2016, Bolon brand ambassador Anne Hathaway adds her voice to the fight against poor vision. Click here to add your voice to Essilor’s Lovetoseechange campaign and to help create the change that is needed for the whole world to see clearly.  

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