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.

     
     

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 […]

     

New vision screening pilots in Queensland focus on local community’s most vulnerable

Essilor Vision Foundation has partnered with local optometrists in Toowoomba, Queensland to provide eye screenings and free prescription glasses to members of the community who are particularly vulnerable. Through these pilot programs, which are helping refugees and people with mental disorders, the Foundation hopes to raise awareness of the importance of healthy vision and to replicate the programs at national level. Eye […]

     

Our Children’s Vision: new coalition will tackle the public health issue we see coming

A first-of-its-kind global coalition has just been launched with the aim of upscaling, accelerating and expanding access to eye health services to 50 million children by 2020. Co-founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor, the campaign has already garnered the support of over 30 organisations, all united […]

     
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