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.


Calling all innovators: See Change Challenge is now open!

With 2.5 billion people worldwide still suffering from the social and economic consequences of poor vision, Essilor is convinced of the importance of  collective intelligence and cross-sector collaboration. That’s why we have just launched the See Change Challenge and are calling on solutions providers from all industries to invent scalable solutions  that can speed up the delivery of primary vision […]


Helping underprivileged children in Turkey to see the world better

Following its first initiative in Morocco last month, Vision for Life has now teamed up with Essilor’s local partners in Turkey to organise a fun screening event and help children from underprivileged communities to see the world better thanks to a pair of eyeglasses. Vision for Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, joined hands with local partners to welcome […]


Volunteers bring better vision to over 1,000 Special Olympic athletes in Hanover

Earlier this month, volunteers from the Essilor Group in Germany headed to Hanover to screen and equip more than 1,000 participants of the Special Olympic Summer Games that took place from June 6-10. For the past 14 years, Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation have been the proud sponsors of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program *. […]


New study reveals critical need for visual health solutions in China

A first-of-its-kind domestic white paper has highlighted an unparalleled visual health crisis in China. On the occasion of National Eye Care Day, Essilor people and partners demonstrated their ongoing commitment to creating awareness of the importance of healthy vision by screening over 2,000 people from underserved Chinese communities. National research points to need to advocate public policies for […]


New program in New Zealand aims to bring children a brighter future through vision care

With the support of local optometrists, Essilor Vision Foundation in New Zealand is bringing awareness and accessibility to eye care services to local school children. The goal is to improve school performance nation-wide and create a brighter future for New-Zealand’s children.  Sabine, a six year old primary school student from Auckland, always used to be among the best in […]


Driving awareness for vision care in India

Essilor Vision Foundation India has contributed to two awareness campaigns to educate members of the public on the importance of regular eye check-ups, vision correction and UV eye care. Together with industry partners and local eye care organisations, a total of 50,000 sunglasses were distributed in Calcutta and 1,000 call to action banners were displayed across India.  Raising awareness about poor vision and […]

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