Public Education

     
     
     

Driving awareness for vision care in India

Essilor Vision Foundation India has contributed to two awareness campaigns to educate members of the public on the importance of regular eye check-ups, vision correction and UV eye care. Together with industry partners and local eye care organisations, a total of 50,000 sunglasses were distributed in Calcutta and 1,000 call to action banners were displayed across India.  Raising awareness about poor vision and […]

     

New vision screening pilots in Queensland focus on local community’s most vulnerable

Essilor Vision Foundation has partnered with local optometrists in Toowoomba, Queensland to provide eye screenings and free prescription glasses to members of the community who are particularly vulnerable. Through these pilot programs, which are helping refugees and people with mental disorders, the Foundation hopes to raise awareness of the importance of healthy vision and to replicate the programs at national level. Eye […]

     

Our Children’s Vision: new coalition will tackle the public health issue we see coming

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 […]

     

Community outreach program provides Wisconsin school children with vision care

Children at the Rockfield Elementary School in Wisconsin were the first to benefit from a new team of freshly certified children’s vision screening volunteers from Satisloh North America. This Essilor affiliate has teamed up with Preventing Blindness Wisconsin to help children in their local community receive the vision care they need. Studies show that unhealthy vision has a […]

     
     

Creating safer roads in India through vision awareness drive

With 8,085 road accidents and an average of 4 deaths reported each day in Delhi in 2015, the lack of road safety is a serious problem that the city has to face. Essilor Vision Foundation has joined forces with automobile giant Toyota to offer vision care services to taxi drivers at Indira Gandhi International Airport and help raise awareness for Indians […]

     

Record year for Think About Your Eyes campaign in the United States

The Think About Your Eyes campaign, designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health, reached more Americans than ever before in 2015: the message was seen or heard by over 132 million adults and generated in 2015 alone more than 1 million eye exams.  For the third consecutive year Essilor of America has supported the national public awareness campaign Think About […]

     
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