A first-of-its-kind global coalition has just been launched with the aim of upscaling, accelerating and expanding access to eye health services to 50 million children by 2020. Co-founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor, the campaign has already garnered the support of over 30 organisations, all united […]
Volunteers from Essilor Canada recently seized the opportunity to start their 2016 National Sales Meeting in the Dominican Republic with a humanitarian mission. By partnering with local eyecare professionals and associations, the Essilor team helped to examine the eyes of over 250 children in Punta Cana. The Essilor volunteers traveled to two schools in Punta Cana and set up screening stations […]
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 […]
The latest overseas outreach project of Singapore Polytechnic saw a group of 20 students screen over 2,000 people in Medan, Indonesia, as part of an ongoing program supported by Essilor Vision Foundation. Joycelyn Leow, a year 2 optometry student, shares some insights on the difficulties of bringing vision care to such a multi-ethnic and geographically disparate […]
A commitment to helping communities locally and overseas inspired a team of 25 students from the Singapore Polytechnic Optometry School to help over 2000 villagers during a two week vision care mission to Myanmar, supported by the Essilor Vision Foundation. Litnus Gasper, a Year 3 student, shares his experiences on the challenges of providing primary […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In terms of vision need, there are few populations more marginalized and discriminated against than people with intellectual disabilities. Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, talks about celebrating a world of talent through sport.
Essilor Singapore reaches out to over a million people this year with an innovative scheme to turn taxi drivers into Vision Ambassadors. Working in partnership with the National Taxi Association (NTA), Essilor Singapore is to provide over 18,000 drivers with the tools to spread the word on good vision care.