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SIGHT – The Story of Vision

Last year broadcasters across the U.S. premiered “SIGHT – The Story of Vision”, a one-hour documentary directed by Kris Koenig and narrated by Sir Elton John. It traces the progress in eye care over the past 800 years, as well as the growing worldwide vision crisis and efforts undertaken by individuals and organizations to resolve it. The documentary also […]

     

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 […]

     
     

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 […]

     
     

Volunteers help bring vision care to over one thousand Burmese people in need

Essilor volunteers participated in a medical mission in Mandalay, Myanmar, to bring eye care to people who often don’t have access to basic medical services. We talked to two volunteers who participated in this Essilor Vision Foundation-supported mission and shared their experience at the medical camp with us. Myanmar ranks lowest of all the Southeast Asian countries […]

     
     
     
     
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