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’s local partner brings vision care to 229 Special Olympic athletes in Richmond

Earlier this month 14 employees from our partner Satisloh/National Optronics, volunteered for the Special Olympic Games in Richmond, Virginia, and screened 229 young athletes. Just a few days after the successful support of the Special Olympics Summer Games in Hanover by Essilor Germany and local partners, another Special Olympics highlight took place in a different corner […]

     

France: Vision For Life continues to bring healthy vision to people in need

Vision For Life in collaboration with the association of public hospitals in Paris (AP-HP) screened 114 people and provided free corrective equipment. Earlier this year Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, announced the creation of the 2nd PASS-O in France, a collaboration with AP-HP, the association of public hospitals in Paris, with the aim […]

     

Bringing better vision and better lives to more than 20000 Indians

Over the last two years more than 20000 Indians have benefited from programs launched in the context of a collaboration between Essilor Vision Foundation and local Group partner ESCO. We visited their latest screening initiative in an orphanage earlier this month in order to speak to volunteers and beneficiaries and share their experiences. Essilor Vision Foundation and local Group partner […]

     

Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide

We are proud to announce that Essilor is co-signatory of “Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide”: a jointly authored report that stresses the urgent need for a global alliance between donors, multilateral institutions, multinational corporations, and leading eye health NGOs dedicated to increase access to eyeglasses for the 2.5 bn people who can’t see properly. The […]

     

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 *. […]

     
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