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.

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 […]


QuickCheck: an interview with our See Change Challenge winners

We are proud to announce the award-winning design consultancy, TEAMS Design, has won our See Change Challenge. Launched in July 2016, the challenge called for innovative solutions to improve the lives of the 2.5 billion people who cannot see the world clearly by facilitating access to vision care. TEAMS Design developed an easy-to-use, low cost, […]


#PutVisionFirst: to celebrate World Sight Day 2017

Today 2.5 billion people, one third of the world’s population, can’t see clearly compromising their ability to learn, work and be safe. In addition, if current trends continue 5 billion people – half the world’s population – will suffer from myopia by 2050. Yet regular comprehensive eye exams, performed by eye care professionals, are often […]


Advocating for Road Safety in India

In 2016 road accidents in India claimed nearly 400 lives a day. That’s more than any other country. In an effort to help improve road safety in India, the Vision Impact Institute (VII) works to impact road safety policies.  This includes advocating for regular vision checks for Indian drivers to put it firmly at the top of the […]


Action for Road Safety

Road safety starts with good vision. It is the most important sense to take decisions on the road. And 80% of all visual impairments can be prevented or cured. But public awareness is low and access to quality eyeglasses remains limited in many regions of the world. According to the WHO, every year 1.25 million […]


Colombia – Reaching communities in need

It has been two years since we last reported on our efforts in Colombia to make good vision accessible to everyone. An estimated 10 million of Colombia’s 49 million people need vision correction but don’t have it – that means one in five Colombians can’t see clearly. Volver Foundation, an organization supported by our partner […]

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