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.

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 […]


Australia – making a difference in the lives of migrants

Since its launch in 2016, Essilor Vision Foundation Australia has focused on bringing good vision to school children and underserved communities. To date, with the help of local optometrists and many partner organizations, the Foundation has screened over 17,000 people and equipped those in need with a free pair of spectacles. Among the 17,000 are […]


Good vision means safer roads for all

In September 2017, we announced a global partnership between Essilor and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Together we are putting vision on the road safety agenda and ensuring road safety is a key concern for the eye care industry and beyond. Here are the facts: Every year, 1.25 million people die on the road, 50 million more are injured. […]


The silent revolution in eye care delivery in rural India

You might have seen the many updates this year on the development and expansion of our flagship inclusive business model Eye Mitra. From a new partnership with the government of Odisha for the local implementation of the programme, to the support of the Australian Government to launch in Bangladesh​ and the celebrations at the 5th Eye […]


Free vision care for 23,000 children to support poverty relief in rural China

A solution as simple as a pair of glasses can immediately and positively impact the daily lives of individuals, their families, and communities. 450 million people in China still don’t have access to vision correction and its life changing consequences. This has an impact on their productivity, their safety and a child’s learning abilities – how can […]


Eradicating poor vision in China

T​o mark​ the occasion of National Sight Day​, ​China,​ watch this short video interview with our Chairman and CEO, Hubert Sagnières​. Hubert talks to the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) ​about​ the importance for businesses to have a strong purpose, Essilor’s initiatives to eradicate poor vision in a generation and ​how our ​our mission […]


Partnering with the Government of Odisha to launch livelihood building programme, Eye Mitra

We are proud to announce our partnership with Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA), an organization of the Government of Odisha, India, for the local implementation of the Eye Mitra programme. Through this partnership over 300 young people will be trained to become primary vision care providers known as Eye Mitras who will provide affordable vision care […]

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