“I first knew about my sight problem when I was nine years old. Slowly my difficulty of seeing from a distance and near objects became worse in school as well as at home.” – Billal, Primary School, Ethiopia. In April 2016, Our Children’s Vision was launched with the ambitious goal of reaching 50 million children […]
A solution as simple as a pair of glasses can immediately and positively impact the daily lives of individuals, their families, and communities. 450 million people in China still don’t have access to vision correction and its life changing consequences. This has an impact on their productivity, their safety and a child’s learning abilities – how can […]
Thanks to our strategic giving fund Vision for Life and the support and engagement of 40 employee volunteers, 340 children received a new pair of spectacles during this one-day event in Tunis.
Inequalities in income and opportunity continue to widen globally. According to the United Nations income inequality increased by 11 per cent in developing countries between 1990 and 2010 – if taking into account the growth of population. This has led to the reduction of inequalities to be a key element of the United Nation’s 2030 […]
Over sixteen million is a big number, and changing more than sixteen million lives is no mean feat. So when Our Children’s Vision, a global campaign to provide eye care to young people, co-founded by Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor’s strategic giving fund Vision For Life in April 2016, hit their 10 million children target in […]
In a continuous effort to fight against poor vision in children, and the serious consequences it can have on their lives as adults, Essilor Vision Foundation China recently announced a long-term partnership which will ensure that 30,000 young boys and girls in Xing County, Shanxi province, benefit from the vision care they need to help them learn and contribute […]
Launched earlier this year by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor’s Vision For Life fund, the Our Children’s Vision campaign is gaining ground. Over 50 partners have now joined this unique coalition which aims to accelerate and expand access to eye health services for children all over the world. Watch representatives of the campaign’s co-founders and partners such as the Essilor Vision […]
We are proud to announce that Essilor is co-signatory of “Eyeglasses for Global Development: Bridging the Visual Divide”: a jointly authored report that stresses the urgent need for a global alliance between donors, multilateral institutions, multinational corporations, and leading eye health NGOs dedicated to increase access to eyeglasses for the 2.5 bn people who can’t see properly. The […]