Strategic Giving

We want to ensure that vision care is provided to the largest number of people possible in market geographies and market segments that up until now have been neglected.

     
     
     
     

The vision of 27 million children

“I first knew about my sight problem when I was nine years old. Slowly my difficulty of seeing from a distance and near objects became worse in school as well as at home.” – Billal, Primary School, Ethiopia.  In April 2016, Our Children’s Vision was launched with the ambitious goal of reaching 50 million children […]

     

Doddaballapura Taluk – first Indian region to be URE free by 2021

This week, Essilor Vision Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Karnataka, launched the project Namma Kannu Namma Doddaballapur to create access to free vision care for all residents in Doddaballapura Taluk. The partners Prerana Trust, a non-for-profit organization and Drishti Eye Hospital, a social impact organization, […]

     
     
     

Access to healthy vision for migrants in France

We are continuously expanding our efforts to reach the most underserved communities. Earlier this year we organized a screening event together with our local partner Emmaüs Solidarité at an emergency migrant shelter in the Paris suburbs. 100 Essilor volunteers came together to bring eye care to hundreds of families in need. They were joined by […]

     

Italy – smiles and glasses for migrant children

Essilor is working with Fondazione Francesca Rava, an Italian foundation supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Together with local eye care professionals and employee volunteers, they regularly organize screening events for migrant children – most of them never having had the opportunity to check their eyes before. Apart from free spectacles if needed, they also receive […]

     

Australia – making a difference in the lives of migrants

Since its launch in 2016, Essilor Vision Foundation Australia has focused on bringing good vision to school children and underserved communities. To date, with the help of local optometrists and many partner organizations, the Foundation has screened over 17,000 people and equipped those in need with a free pair of spectacles. Among the 17,000 are […]

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