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.

How we’re working to eradicate poor vision by 2050

Uncorrected poor vision is the most widespread unaddressed disability, one that crosses cultural, geographic, and economic lines. In 2013, Essilor launched a dedicated division to accelerate its efforts to fight this disability and bring good vision to everyone on this planet. Today, we are on track to reach our ambition to eradicate poor vision by […]


First Mitra Mata Convention in Medan 

Last month, we shared an article on our very first Mitra Mata Convention in Medan, Indonesia, that brought together 700+ primary eye care providers. We are working with them to strengthen their services through professional training and hoping to bring good vision to the 60 million Indonesians affected by uncorrected poor vision. This video gives an insight of the vibrant atmosphere […]


80,000: Record number of people screened on World Sight Day

Once again, World Sight Day proved a great success: our employee volunteers and partners across the world got actively involved and together we screened over 80,000 people. The spirit of this emblematic day for our mission of improving lives  by improving sight is summed up by this year’s campaign message: “We share the same world. […]


Celebrating the achievements of 700+ Mitra Mata in Indonesia

700+ Mitra Mata came together in late October to celebrate and share best practice at the very first Mitra Mata Convention in Medan, Indonesia. To improve the quality of primary vision care in the country and strengthen the rural eye care industry, Essilor’s inclusive business 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG), created the Mitra Mata […]


The Essilor Base-of-Pyramid Fellowship – We need your help to solve the global vision crisis

A first of its kind programme to contribute to our fight against the world’s largest unaddressed disability. Essilor – Improving Lives by Improving Sight In line with our mission to improve lives by improving sight, the Essilor Group has the ambition to eradicate poor vision by 2050 in a responsible way. Working together with partners around the world, […]


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 […]

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