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.

     
     
     

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 […]

     
     

Free vision care for 23,000 children to support poverty relief in rural China

A solution as simple as a pair of glasses can immediately and positively impact the daily lives of individuals, their families, and communities. 450 million people in China still don’t have access to vision correction and its life changing consequences. This has an impact on their productivity, their safety and a child’s learning abilities – how can […]

     

Eradicating poor vision in China

T​o mark​ the occasion of National Sight Day​, ​China,​ watch this short video interview with our Chairman and CEO, Hubert Sagnières​. Hubert talks to the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) ​about​ the importance for businesses to have a strong purpose, Essilor’s initiatives to eradicate poor vision in a generation and ​how our ​our mission […]

     
     

Putting our proven expertise of vision care capacity-building at the service of the Commonwealth

We’re committing to expanding our award winning inclusive business and philanthropic programmes to meet the unmet vision needs of 900 million people living with uncorrected refractive errors in the Commonwealth. This commitment will leave a legacy of improved vision care infrastructure and in addition, provide 200 million people living below the poverty line with free ophthalmic […]

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