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.

Enabling Kenyan school children to see and to learn better

All parents want their kids to do well at school and the reasons why they don’t are not always a lack of talent or motivation. What if a child is sitting at the back of the class and can’t see the board clearly? The child might not know there is something wrong with ​their​ eyes, […]


Improving people’s lives; a Sri Lankan experience

6 mega events, 8,372 hours of vision testing and ​25,115 pairs of ​free spectacles; just a few of the numbers behind the latest free eye care programme hosted ​by our business partner Vision Care in Sri Lanka​. ​But these programmes are so much more than the numbers. They have an immediate impact on people’s lives. Watch this video […]


Vision is fun: putting smiles and glasses on children’s faces in Tunisia

Thanks to our strategic giving fund Vision for Life and the support and engagement of 40 employee volunteers, 340 children received a new pair of spectacles during this one-day event in Tunis. 


Elise: financial independence through vision care

Meet Elise, 2017’s most successful Vision Ambassador in the Ivory Coast. Trained by Essilor’s inclusive business arm, 2.5 New Vision Generation, Elise is able to screen for near vision problems and sell over the counter reading glasses and sunglasses. Working as a Vision Ambassador, allows Elise to earn an extra income, while helping to improve the […]


Good vision for children: a first step to reduce inequalities

Inequalities in income and opportunity continue to widen globally. According to the United Nations income inequality increased by 11 per cent in developing countries between 1990 and 2010 – if taking into account the growth of population. This has led to the reduction of inequalities to be a key element of the United Nation’s 2030 […]


Partnering with GRAB to make Myanmar’s roads safer

In September last year we signed a partnership with Grab, the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, to launch a vision care programme for Grab’s driver-partners in Myanmar. This was the first programme of its type to be formed in Myanmar with the aim of raising driver awareness of healthy vision and to […]


Partnering to help 2000 Cambodian children in need

The Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and Essilor’s inclusive business arm 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) Cambodia, launched a partnership with the local foundation Pour un Sourire d’Enfant – For a Child’s Smile (PSE). The aim is to screen about 2000 children by the end of the year and to equip those in need with […]


Improving lives and livelihoods in Kenya

With over 5,000 primary eye care providers trained in China, India, South East Asia and Africa, we have considerably scaled up our efforts to increase awareness and access to vision correction in Base of the Pyramid countries since 2013. Meet some of​ our Vision Ambassadors in Kenya and learn how they improve the lives of their […]


Partnering with a like-minded foundation to bring good vision to employees

At Essilor we are always open to partner with organizations that can help us get one step closer to reaching everyone in the world who suffers from uncorrected poor vision – be it private or public, non-profit or for profit organizations. A first-of-its kind partnership for Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and Delfingen Foundation, demonstrates how […]

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