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.

     
     

Essilor at the foot of the Everest to support Vision Aid Overseas

Last month Mat and Iwona, two of our Essilor UK employees, showed just how committed they are to the Group’s mission of improving lives by improving sight by combining their personal dream with fundraising for UK-based charity Vision Aid Overseas.  In December 2016, a husband and wife from Essilor UK had a very different Christmas holiday break. Whilst […]

     
     
     

Our Children’s Vision: a unique coalition to tackle a global problem

Launched earlier this year by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor’s Vision For Life fund, the Our Children’s Vision campaign is gaining ground. Over 50 partners have now joined this unique coalition which aims to accelerate and expand access to eye health services for children all over the world. Watch representatives of the campaign’s co-founders and partners such as the Essilor Vision […]

     

Essilor mobilises its network and screens close to 45,000 people on World Sight Day

World Sight Day, held each year on the 2nd Thursday of October, is a key moment for organisations in the vision care ecosystem to raise awareness on the importance of good vision. Essilor’s inclusive business arm, 2.5 New Vision Generation, and the Essilor Vision Foundation together doubled their impact this year, reaching twice as many people as in 2015 with free […]

     
     

Partnering to help Chinese school children in the fight against myopia

In a country where an expected 700 million people will be myopic by 2020, Essilor Vision Foundation China is accelerating its fight against poor vision through both existing and new partnerships that are bringing vision care to thousands of school children in underserved regions. China is facing a visual health crisis: over 340 million people of all ages in China unnecessarily […]

     
     

#Driving Blind: Essilor UK promotes road safety through good vision

Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of fatality worldwide, accounting for over 1.2 million deaths each year. With a staggering 1.5 million drivers in the UK alone estimated to have never had their vision tested, Essilor UK has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the impact of poor vision on driving and make the nation’s  roads safer. Driving without clear […]

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