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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After an epic 8500 km journey to explore social entrepreneurship visiting 12 destinations across India, 450 young people on the Jagriti Yatra train arrived home on 8 January this year. A team from Essilor travelled with them to stimulate ideas on how to bring vision care to people in rural and semi-urban India. The Jagriti Yatra […]
A partnership between the Nissan Foundation and the Instituto Ver e Viver (IVV), Essilor’s social business in Brazil, is driving a new vision health program – ‘How do you see the world?’. This program aims to help over 17,000 people who otherwise could not have afforded eyeglasses get access to vision correction. Since May 2015 Nissan Foundation […]
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.
Over the past 2 years, Essilor has accelerated its initiatives to help create sustainable vision care for all. This video captures why our teams around the world will keep acting to bring healthy vision to the 2.5 billion uncorrected people in the world.
Along the historic southern silk route that once crossed Yunnan, Zhao Hongmei is bringing vision care to her community and supporting the local silk farming ecosystem.
Reaching people in rural and isolated environments has long been a challenge for health and vision care providers. But innovative service delivery solutions such as mobile refraction vans can help to bridge the gap. Essilor Vision for Life has financed one such van in the Chinese rural county of Dayao.
Reaching people in isolated or rural environments has long been a challenge for health and vision care providers, not only in terms of awareness raising, but also in terms of accessibility. Essilor is deploying a range of mobile solutions that is putting vision on the map for rural communities.