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 […]
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.
Providing affordable vision care to consumers at the base of the pyramid (BoP) requires looking afresh at all the solutions on offer. It also means finding innovative ways of doing more with less. Essilor’s 2.5 New Vision Generation team has developed a Ready to Clip™ offer that is pushing back the frontiers of on-the-spot vision care.
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 […]
In this interview, Thomas Pellerin, IFC (International Finance Corporation) Senior Investment Officer, talks about health as a priority sector to development and poverty reduction.
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 […]