Essilor Vision Foundation headed to Laos for its second medical camp this year in collaboration with the NGO Humanitarian with Love. Over 2,000 people attended the camp for basic health screening activities and over 1,000 tested their vision. 700 of the people screened were equipped with a free pair of corrective spectacles and all 1,000 […]
In episode 3 of How do you see the world? we meet Felipe, a 13 year old student of the Félix Mieli Venerando Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Caju, Rio. His dream? Becoming a judo professional. Watch how good vision helped Felipe overcome his difficulties at school and share his joy when meeting his idol, Michele Ferreira, […]
Meet Thalicia Bonato: a 15 year old swimmer and student at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Olympic Experimental Gymnasium in Santa Teresa, Rio. Thanks to the How do you see the world? vision care initiative she not only received her first pair of glasses but also met one of her idols, Clodoaldo Silva, a Brazilian swimmer […]
Vision For Life and Essilor’s Moroccan partners joined hands in May with the Mohammed V Foundation to bring vision care to over 1,500 needy people in just three days. Since 2003, the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in Morocco has been organizing medical humanitarian camps for underprivileged populations around the country. The foundation provides mobile vans with […]
A new 3-year-partnership to improve the visual health of children with albinism in Tanzania has been launched by INGO Standing Voice with the support of the Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor. The program will address the specific visual needs of over 4,000 children whose genetic condition severely impacts their eyes and their sight. Discrimination and exclusion: a vicious […]
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 […]
Essilor volunteers participated in a medical mission in Mandalay, Myanmar, to bring eye care to people who often don’t have access to basic medical services. We talked to two volunteers who participated in this Essilor Vision Foundation-supported mission and shared their experience at the medical camp with us. Myanmar ranks lowest of all the Southeast Asian countries […]
A team of Essilor volunteers put smiles on the faces of participants in the National Special Olympics Basketball Tournament held in Olsztyn last month. 160 Polish athletes were tested as part of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes program. Over one third of the athletes were found to require vision correction and received a pair […]
Visual impairment particularly affects society’s most disadvantaged who often have little access to proper eye care. A long term partnership between the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation and Vision for Life has been launched in Paris to ensure the vision health of communities in acute need.
Essilor Vision Foundation is partnering with the India Vision Institute (IVI) to conduct a series of vision screening programs and provide free spectacles for those disadvantaged communities who lost their spectacles in the recent floods which have caused wide-spread destruction in Chennai.