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.

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.  


#lovetoseechange: act now for better vision!

When people receive good news, rules tend to fly out the window. Essilor teams around the world recently let loose when they learned about what the Group is doing for World Sight Day.  Watch their reactions and see how you can join in the lovetoseechange campaign from October 13 onwards.


On track to deliver eye care in remote areas of Mexico

Imagine a train that transports a team of eye care specialists and their equipment across an entire country, bringing vision care services to people living in the most remote places. Sounds like a dream? A new partnership in Mexico is making this a reality thanks to a first-of-its kind initiative on the American continent: “el […]


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 […]


Vision Care at Your Fingertips

With more mobile devices in the world than number of people, huge swathes of the global population now have access to services previously out of their reach. From rural India to the favelas of Rio, recent advances in mobile health are helping to provide access to health care for communities that were previously completely cut off […]


#Driving Blind: Essilor UK promotes road safety through good vision

Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of fatality worldwide, accounting for over 1.2 million deaths each year. With a staggering 1.5 million drivers in the UK alone estimated to have never had their vision tested, Essilor UK has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the impact of poor vision on driving and make the nation’s  roads safer. Driving without clear […]


Vision For Life ambassador uses spare time to promote eye care in Ivory Coast

Juste Ahimoua is an Essilor project coordinator based in Ivory Coast – a country where over 13 million people suffer from poor vision. For the past six months, Juste has been working with local organisations and volunteers to screen 2,000 people, 600 of whom received a new pair of spectacles. We spoke to Juste about the initiatives […]


Sharing a common vision of respect and solidarity in Rio

While athletes from around the world competed at the Olympic Games in Rio last month, Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, joined hands with French non-profit organization Sport’ A Vie to show 120 young people from underprivileged suburbs of Paris just how difficult it is for some Brazilian communities to have access to basic vision care, offering 28 orphans […]

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