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 […]
The challenge to improving vision is often one of education and perception. Essilor Vision Foundation set out to raise awareness and promote healthy vision at the 4th China Charity Fair.
In India, it is estimated that it is twice as hard for women to find formal employment compared to their male counterparts. The Eye Mitra Optician program is creating new opportunities for Indian women to take control of their destiny and make a positive impact on their community.
Rural India suffers from a drastic shortage of qualified eye care professionals, with the nearest optician often over 30km away. Essilor’s Eye Mitra program is bringing vision care to rural areas in India and contributing to the social and economic development of villages by developing a livelihood for local under-employed youth.
One in four primary age children in Singapore suffer from myopia and this proportion increases exponentially over childhood years – affecting as many as 70% of young people by age 16. Slowing the progression of myopia in Singapore is seen as critical to avoid the risks of severe myopia and potential blindness.
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 […]
The Vision Impact Institute has just launched its revamped website. In this interview, Maureen Cavanagh, President of the Vision Impact Institute, explains that advocacy is a key tool to better serve the community of vision health professionals.
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 […]
Reaching the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to the vision care they need took a step closer to reality this month when the Essilor Group launched the Vision For Life program. Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Essilor’s Chief Corporate Mission Officer and Chairman of the two boards that will administer the funds, explained how it […]