Shining a light on importance of vision care in Africa

For developing nations, eye care is a vital step towards improving education and economic growth. Yet vision still remains low on the list of healthcare priorities for many countries. Two recent initiatives in Africa led by Vision For Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, have helped over 2,000 people to see clearly and are part of a long-term objective to bring […]

     

Improving access to vision care through inclusive business models

Launched in 2013, Essilor’s inclusive business arm 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) provides vision care to underserved populations where people do not have access to conventional distribution channels. Through inclusive business models such as Eye Mitra or Vision Ambassadors, 2.5 NVG is creating a sustainable ecosystem that is not only generating employment and alleviating poverty, […]

     

Taking a stand for better vision on India’s roads

India’s continual and unpredictable traffic causes 10% of the annual global road accidents and approximately 400 deaths each day. It is also one of the countries in the world which lacks the appropriate visual acuity tests that should be required to obtain a driving license. The Vision Impact Institute and Essilor Vision Foundation are working hard to change […]

     
     

Innovating to develop new solutions that will help to test vision in underserved regions

Essilor launched its open innovation See Change Challenge in 2016 to help improve access to vision care in underserved populations drawing on the collective intelligence of solution providers from diverse backgrounds. From a range of  impressive proposals, we’ve selected three finalists who have been invited to produce a prototype of their innovative refractive solution. Over […]

     
     

Making a difference for children in Nairobi

Last month Vision for Life, Essilor’s strategic giving fund, supported its first project in Kenya and agreed on a long-term partnership with the local Lions Club to bring good vision to children living in a nation where 8 million people cannot see clearly. Kenya is the fastest growing economy in Eastern Africa and the World Bank’s most […]

     

Essilor at the foot of the Everest to support Vision Aid Overseas

Last month Mat and Iwona, two of our Essilor UK employees, showed just how committed they are to the Group’s mission of improving lives by improving sight by combining their personal dream with fundraising for UK-based charity Vision Aid Overseas.  In December 2016, a husband and wife from Essilor UK had a very different Christmas holiday break. Whilst […]

     
     
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