Asia
     
     

Bringing better vision and better lives to more than 20000 Indians

Over the last two years more than 20000 Indians have benefited from programs launched in the context of a collaboration between Essilor Vision Foundation and local Group partner ESCO. We visited their latest screening initiative in an orphanage earlier this month in order to speak to volunteers and beneficiaries and share their experiences. Essilor Vision Foundation and local Group partner […]

     
     

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 […]

     
     

Record number of Eye Mitra entrepreneurs gather for annual convention

The record figure of 450 Eye Mitras attended an annual convention in March, organised for the past 2 years by Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation. The convention rewards Eye Mitra for their efforts in building their own vision care businesses. This year a number of Eye Mitra shared their powerful stories on how this inclusive business model has changed […]

     

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 […]

     

An expanding network of Vision Ambassadors offers first-time access to eyecare

In 2015 Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation division launched its Vision Ambassador program: an inclusive business model that seeks to provide locally affordable vision care to undeserved populations. A new video shows how this program is being adapted to cater for communities in rural India where there is drastic shortage of eye care professionals. The Vision Ambassador program is just one […]

     

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 […]

     

Volunteers help bring vision care to over one thousand Burmese people in need

Essilor volunteers participated in a medical mission in Mandalay, Myanmar, to bring eye care to people who often don’t have access to basic medical services. We talked to two volunteers who participated in this Essilor Vision Foundation-supported mission and shared their experience at the medical camp with us. Myanmar ranks lowest of all the Southeast Asian countries […]

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