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.

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 […]


Bringing good vision to everyone, everywhere

By the end of 2018, we will have improved 20 million lives by improving their sight. Yet we know, 1/3 of the world population still don’t have the vision correction they need because of where they live or what they can afford. Or because they simply don’t know that they can’t see clearly. The good […]


Continuing our global fight for road safety with Uber partnership in Kenya

Following the announcement of a three year partnership with the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) to promote the crucial importance of good vision for road safety, Essilor has joined forces with Uber Kenya in a first of its kind partnership in Africa. The partnership will raise awareness of the importance of good vision and provide […]


Partnering with Tribal Health Initiative to bring better vision to remote communities in India

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to reaching the 2.5 Billion people around the world who suffer from uncorrected poor vision. But when it comes to providing vision care to rural communities, working with local organisations is nearly always the answer. This is why we partnered with Tribal Health Initiative, to bring sustainable […]


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 […]

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