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 […]


Community outreach program provides Wisconsin school children with vision care

Children at the Rockfield Elementary School in Wisconsin were the first to benefit from a new team of freshly certified children’s vision screening volunteers from Satisloh North America. This Essilor affiliate has teamed up with Preventing Blindness Wisconsin to help children in their local community receive the vision care they need. Studies show that unhealthy vision has a […]


Creating safer roads in India through vision awareness drive

With 8,085 road accidents and an average of 4 deaths reported each day in Delhi in 2015, the lack of road safety is a serious problem that the city has to face. Essilor Vision Foundation has joined forces with automobile giant Toyota to offer vision care services to taxi drivers at Indira Gandhi International Airport and help raise awareness for Indians […]


Global visual health alert: half the world myopic by 2050

Half the world’s population will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to 1 billion people at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue. It’s a major public health issue that will require global attention on eye care prevention and treatment to prevent people becoming highly myopic in the future. This rapid […]


Record year for Think About Your Eyes campaign in the United States

The Think About Your Eyes campaign, designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health, reached more Americans than ever before in 2015: the message was seen or heard by over 132 million adults and generated in 2015 alone more than 1 million eye exams.  For the third consecutive year Essilor of America has supported the national public awareness campaign Think About […]


Eye Mitra: Creating ripples of impact in India through inclusive vision care

A first-of-its kind study has revealed that Essilor’s Eye Mitra inclusive business initiative in India is creating strong social and economic impact by addressing the issue of uncorrected vision needs. In addition to the benefits of good vision on individuals’ productivity and self-esteem, the program also contributes to improving livelihoods through job creation in rural and semi-urban areas that today suffer from a drastic shortage […]


Giving special people a special smile in Malaysia

Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation partnered with Special Olympics to hold the first Healthy Athletes event ever conducted by Special Olympics Penang. Together they screened over fifty intellectually disabled athletes. The vision screening of over 50 intellectually disabled athletes from Special Olympics Penang, supported by Essilor and Essilor Vision Foundation, was held on the 13th of December at […]

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