Asia
     

First Mitra Mata Convention in Medan 

Last month, we shared an article on our very first Mitra Mata Convention in Medan, Indonesia, that brought together 700+ primary eye care providers. We are working with them to strengthen their services through professional training and hoping to bring good vision to the 60 million Indonesians affected by uncorrected poor vision. This video gives an insight of the vibrant atmosphere […]

     
     

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, […]

     
     
     
     

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 […]

     

Partnering with the Government of Odisha to launch livelihood building programme, Eye Mitra

We are proud to announce our partnership with Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA), an organization of the Government of Odisha, India, for the local implementation of the Eye Mitra programme. Through this partnership over 300 young people will be trained to become primary vision care providers known as Eye Mitras who will provide affordable vision care […]

     
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