Strategic Giving

We want to ensure that vision care is provided to the largest number of people possible in market geographies and market segments that up until now have been neglected.

     

RestoringVision: giving the gift of sight

For many people who can’t see clearly, a simple pair of reading glasses can make all the difference. We take a look at the work of RestoringVision, a non-profit organization and partner with Essilor company FGX, which has delivered over 6 million new reading glasses and sunglasses to people in need worldwide.  Mark Sachs founded […]

     
     

How one Indian partner is expanding access to vision care

The challenge of expanding vision care in developing countries requires investment, infrastructure and new approaches to delivery. Drishti, a social impact enterprise providing affordable eye care in underserved areas of Karnataka, south west India, has partnered with Essilor to improve access to visual health services for low income consumers. We spoke to Kiran Anandampillai, founder of Drishti […]

     

New program in China will provide vision care to 30,000 children

In a continuous effort to fight against poor vision in children, and the serious consequences it can have on their lives as adults, Essilor Vision Foundation  China recently announced a long-term partnership which will ensure that 30,000 young boys and girls in Xing County, Shanxi province, benefit from the vision care they need to help them learn and contribute […]

     

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 […]

     

Taking a stand for better vision on India’s roads

India’s continual and unpredictable traffic causes 10% of the annual global road accidents and approximately 400 deaths each day. It is also one of the countries in the world which lacks the appropriate visual acuity tests that should be required to obtain a driving license. The Vision Impact Institute and Essilor Vision Foundation are working hard to change […]

     

Making a difference for children in Nairobi

Last month Vision for Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, supported its first project in Kenya and agreed on a long-term partnership with the local Lions Club to bring good vision to children living in a nation where 8 million people cannot see clearly. Kenya is the fastest growing economy in Eastern Africa and the World Bank’s most […]

     

Essilor at the foot of the Everest to support Vision Aid Overseas

Last month Mat and Iwona, two of our Essilor UK employees, showed just how committed they are to the Group’s mission of improving lives by improving sight by combining their personal dream with fundraising for UK-based charity Vision Aid Overseas.  In December 2016, a husband and wife from Essilor UK had a very different Christmas holiday break. Whilst […]

     
     
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