2.5 New Vision Generation


Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide

We are proud to announce that Essilor is co-signatory of “Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide”: a jointly authored report that stresses the urgent need for a global alliance between donors, multilateral institutions, multinational corporations, and leading eye health NGOs dedicated to increase access to eyeglasses for the 2.5 bn people who can’t see properly. The […]


Calling all innovators: See Change Challenge is now open!

With 2.5 billion people worldwide still suffering from the social and economic consequences of poor vision, Essilor is convinced of the importance of  collective intelligence and cross-sector collaboration. That’s why we have just launched the See Change Challenge and are calling on solutions providers from all industries to invent scalable solutions  that can speed up the delivery of primary vision […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Essilor teams screen over 23,000 people on World Sight Day

World Sight Day, held every year on the second Thursday of October, is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year, Essilor and Essilor Vision Foundation teams pulled out all the stops, providing over 23,000 people living on low-incomes with vision screenings and equipping around 3,500 people with corrective eyewear.

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