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.

The Joy of Vision 

“If you lose your eyes, you will lose everything” – That’s why creating awareness about the importance of good vision goes beyond World Sight Day, celebrated yesterday. Only if you can see well, can you live well. Only if you can see well, can you be your best self, can you live life to its fullest. […]


The vision of 27 million children

“I first knew about my sight problem when I was nine years old. Slowly my difficulty of seeing from a distance and near objects became worse in school as well as at home.” – Billal, Primary School, Ethiopia.  In April 2016, Our Children’s Vision was launched with the ambitious goal of reaching 50 million children […]


Doddaballapura Taluk – first Indian region to be URE free by 2021

This week, Essilor Vision Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Karnataka, launched the project Namma Kannu Namma Doddaballapur to create access to free vision care for all residents in Doddaballapura Taluk. The partners Prerana Trust, a non-for-profit organization and Drishti Eye Hospital, a social impact organization, […]


See better, work better: increasing productivity thanks to good vision

Spectacles can boost productivity and increase earning potential. Only if you can see well, can you work well. However, one out of three people can’t reach their full potential because they can’t see clearly and don’t have the vision correction they need. $272 billion is the cost to the global economy of lost productivity every […]


EVF India – five years making a difference in people’s lives  

  Essilor Vision Foundation India is turning 5 – to mark this occasion, the Foundation accelerated its efforts to bring good vision to underserved communities. 550 million people in India can’t see clearly and don’t have glasses. Many of them lack of access to eye care services due to a shortage of relevant professionals and […]


Embedding impact driven philanthropy into business

This month, our Chief Mission Officer, Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, shared his insights on the need to embed impact driven philanthropy into business. Only by ensuring ” the philanthropic programmes we put in place, sit at the core of our business, hand in hand with our commercial priorities, can we ensure they thrive for generations to come”.   You […]


Bringing first time eye care to communities in the Amazon

This year, Essilor’s social business in Brazil, Instituto Ver & Viver (IVV) and the Instituto Nissan, celebrate the third anniversary of their successful partnership which has brought vision correction to more than 40,000 people. To mark the occasion, they partnered with local NGO NAPRA who, since 1993 have been providing communities in the Amazon with […]


Access to healthy vision for migrants in France

We are continuously expanding our efforts to reach the most underserved communities. Earlier this year we organized a screening event together with our local partner Emmaüs Solidarité at an emergency migrant shelter in the Paris suburbs. 100 Essilor volunteers came together to bring eye care to hundreds of families in need. They were joined by […]


Italy – smiles and glasses for migrant children

Essilor is working with Fondazione Francesca Rava, an Italian foundation supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Together with local eye care professionals and employee volunteers, they regularly organize screening events for migrant children – most of them never having had the opportunity to check their eyes before. Apart from free spectacles if needed, they also receive […]

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