BoP Innovation

     

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 […]

     
     
     
     
     

Innovating to bring vision to the 2.5 billion people in the world who can’t see properly

Good vision is a force for change – transforming lives and economic futures. The challenge is to find sustainable business models that will continue to support communities as they develop and their vision needs evolve. Essilor’s BoP Innovation Lab and 2.5 New Vision Generation inclusive business division are working hand in hand to help create a world of […]

     
     
     

For everyone to see well, we need to See Change

Impaired vision is the most common disability in the world. Yet its impact on society is largely unrecognized, as is the fact that simple solutions already exist.  Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Essilor’s Chief Corporate Mission Officer, explains how the Group’s See Change program aims to innovate across the board to create new pathways to healthy vision for all.  “Seeing well […]

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