Awareness

Lack of awareness is the main barrier to correcting the 2.5 billion uncorrected people. Most of them simply don’t know they suffer from visual impairment because they have lived with it all their lives. Our awareness and advocacy efforts are fundamental to ensure that vision care has the attention it deserves and that people understand the quality of life benefits of healthy vision.

     

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 […]

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

#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 […]

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