In Brazil almost 60% of the population – 119 million people – need vision correction but 30-40 million people are estimated to live without the correction they need. The Vision Ambassador program, developed by Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation inclusive business division, trains local women in Rio de Janeiro to become primary vision care providers who improve access to affordable vision care care in their communities. Watch the Vision Ambassadors as they explain how “changing people’s lives can change yours”.
In 2015, Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation launched its Vision Ambassador program in China, India and Brazil. This inclusive business model has now been adapted to help people in the favelas of Rio get access to the eye care they need. We spoke to Rosana, a Vision Ambassador who told us how she is impacting the lives of people in her community while improving […]