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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 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 […]

     

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 […]

     

EVF Australia ramps up school screening program in Queensland

Earlier this year Essilor Vision Foundation Australia launched a school screening program and has since tested the vision of more than 600 children in Queensland together with local opticians and optometry students. On average 35%-40% of the students tested were referred for a comprehensive optometrist examination and received a free pair of spectacles where needed. Since February […]

     

Empowering women in Rio’s favelas to become Vision Ambassadors

In 2015, Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation launched its Vision Ambassador program in China, India and Brazil. This inclusive business model has now been adapted to help people in the favelas of Rio get access to the eye care they need. We spoke to Rosana, a Vision Ambassador who told us how she is impacting the lives of people in her community while improving […]

     

Essilor Vision Foundation sponsors reading glasses for Singaporean community in need

Last month Essilor Vision Foundation, the National Eye Centre and People’s Association organized SPECtacular Experience @ Tampines: an eyecare event for more than 140 disadvantaged local residents. June 18th was a special day at Tampines West Community Club: People’s Association (PA) – a Singaporean government organization, the Singaporean National Eye Centre and Essilor Vision Foundation came […]

     
     

Essilor’s local partner brings vision care to 229 Special Olympic athletes in Richmond

Earlier this month 14 employees from our partner Satisloh/National Optronics, volunteered for the Special Olympic Games in Richmond, Virginia, and screened 229 young athletes. Just a few days after the successful support of the Special Olympics Summer Games in Hanover by Essilor Germany and local partners, another Special Olympics highlight took place in a different corner […]

     

France: Vision For Life continues to bring healthy vision to people in need

Vision For Life in collaboration with the association of public hospitals in Paris (AP-HP) screened 114 people and provided free corrective equipment. Earlier this year Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, announced the creation of the 2nd PASS-O in France, a collaboration with AP-HP, the association of public hospitals in Paris, with the aim […]

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