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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 […]

     
     

#Driving Blind: Essilor UK promotes road safety through good vision

Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of fatality worldwide, accounting for over 1.2 million deaths each year. With a staggering 1.5 million drivers in the UK alone estimated to have never had their vision tested, Essilor UK has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the impact of poor vision on driving and make the nation’s  roads safer. Driving without clear […]

     

France: Vision For Life continues to bring healthy vision to people in need

Vision For Life in collaboration with the association of public hospitals in Paris (AP-HP) screened 114 people and provided free corrective equipment. Earlier this year Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, announced the creation of the 2nd PASS-O in France, a collaboration with AP-HP, the association of public hospitals in Paris, with the aim […]

     

Helping underprivileged children in Turkey to see the world better

Following its first initiative in Morocco last month, Vision for Life has now teamed up with Essilor’s local partners in Turkey to organise a fun screening event and help children from underprivileged communities to see the world better thanks to a pair of eyeglasses. Vision for Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, joined hands with local partners to welcome […]

     

Volunteers bring better vision to over 1,000 Special Olympic athletes in Hanover

Earlier this month, volunteers from the Essilor Group in Germany headed to Hanover to screen and equip more than 1,000 participants of the Special Olympic Summer Games that took place from June 6-10. For the past 14 years, Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation have been the proud sponsors of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program *. […]

     
     
     
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