Earlier this year, Essilor Vision Foundation India in collaboration with local partners completed an extensive school screening program during which almost 90,000 children from more than 1,200 schools in rural India were screened and 1700+ equipped with free glasses. In July 2015 Essilor Vision Foundation India began an extensive program with the goal of giving 90,000 school children […]
Last month Essilor Vision Foundation, the National Eye Centre and People’s Association organized SPECtacular Experience @ Tampines: an eyecare event for more than 140 disadvantaged local residents. June 18th was a special day at Tampines West Community Club: People’s Association (PA) – a Singaporean government organization, the Singaporean National Eye Centre and Essilor Vision Foundation came […]
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 […]
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 Eye Mitra initiative trains and equips the under-employed of rural India to set up small ECP businesses. Here, two graduates share the difference the program has made to their financial security as well as to the communities they help.
This month an Indian government body and a European bank added their weight to the push for better eye care in rural areas of India. Funding partnerships like these are enabling the Eye Mitra programme to ramp up the number of young people empowered to become vision entrepreneurs.