Who We Work With

When more than 2.5 billion people don’t have the vision correction they need, it’s clear that the scale of this global challenge needs a collective solution. We are developing partnerships with NGOs, social entrepreneurs and national governments to gain better understanding of local needs and barriers, and create the framework for projects that will be sustainable in the long term.

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We are also proud to have joined forces with two global coalitions of multi-stakeholder actors who are all passionate about driving change to bridge the visual divide.

Our Children's Vision is a first-of-its-kind global coalition with the aim of expanding access to eye health services to 50 million children by 2020. Co-founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor's Vision For Life fund, the campaign has already garnered the support of over 30 organisations.
Essilor is co-signatory of this 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 billion people who can’t see properly.

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The African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) is committed to contributing to good eye health practices on the African continent through sound research and evidence generation that leads to change in policy.

Alcon is helping people see the world better through advanced surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care products.

Aravind Eye Care System is a network of hospitals, clinics, community outreach efforts, factories, research and training institutes that has a unique service oriented model replicated by 300 hospitals in India and other countries.

BASIX Academy for Building Lifelong Employability Ltd (B-ABLE) provides locally and globally relevant technical, commercial and life skills to under-skilled and under-educated youth for their lifelong employability.

Bangalore West Lions Superspeciality Eye Hospital was started in 1984 to conquer blindness and provide outstanding ophthalmological services to the less fortunate at affordable tariff. Their Eye Bank is a member of the International Federation of Eye Banks, U.S.A.

The Brien Holden Vision Institute works to develop innovative vision correction products for the treatment of the most common eye conditions through collaborations with leading research and industry organisations.

Cione Ruta de la Luz Foundation brings 14 years of experience in bringing vision care to disadvantaged people.

DEG (Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation) is one of the largest European development finance institutions that has been financing and structuring the investments of companies for more than 50 years in developing and transition countries, contributing to sustainable development in all sectors of the economy.

The Djarum Foundation was established in 1986 and strives to be the best-in-class institution in promoting Indonesia through activities focusing on social, sport, environment, education and culture.

Drishti is a social impact enterprise that provides affordable eye care in under-served markets using hub and spoke model. The model effectively covers distributed populations using mobile vision centres, tele-medicine based vision centres & eye hospital.

The European American Chamber of Commerce® provides its members with access to transatlantic business opportunities as well as timely and relevant information, resources and support on matters affecting business activities between Europe and the U.S.

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre.

The Foundations strive for social empowerment and a more collaborative society, notably in the areas of Arts, Social Entrepreneurship, Education and Health.

Education in Sight strives to improve the academic performance of under-privileged students in the US and China by providing free vision screenings and corrective lenses.

ERC Eye Care is a social enterprise dedicated to providing quality, affordable eye care solutions to the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) and marginalized populations of North Eastern states of India.

Glocal Healthcare (Global Quality, Delivered at a Local Level) provides comprehensive primary & secondary healthcare in medically under-served areas, using a rational, technology-based standardized platform.

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre (IGEHRC) was established by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT), a not-for-profit organisation, in 2006 to address a crucial requirement for quality and affordable eye care and eliminate curable blindness in Northern India.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

The Lions Club International is the World’s largest service club organization, with 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members. Lions members work on sight programs designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.

LVPEI (LV Prasad Eye Institute), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, the Institute offers comprehensive patient care, sight enhancement, rehabilitation services and high-impact rural eye health programs and has served 18 million people since 1987.


The Ministry of Health in Malawi seeks to achieve health for all Malawians by delivering health services and and disseminating health information to the general public.

The Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity was established and inaugurated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in 1999. Guided by its motto “Ready to help the needy”, it has been involved, jointly with other social players, in the fight against poverty.


Orbis International gives communities across the world access to quality eye care, transforming lives and restoring vision for those who need it most.

The People’s Association (PA) was established in 1960 as a statutory board to promote racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore.

Salud Digna provides diagnostic services that are accessible to low-income Mexicans, enabling patients to seek early treatment and avoid costly medical interventions. It offers laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, radiology screening, and optical exams.

The Samu Social de Paris is a municipal humanitarian emergency service whose purpose is to provide care and medical ambulatory aid and nursing to homeless people and people in social distress.

Sankara Eye Hospitals is a chain of 13 eye hospitals run on a unique 80: 20 model wherein 80% of the beneficiaries are rural poor who get totally free eye surgeries, while the other 20% (rich and middle income) pay for their treatment.

Sankara Nethralaya is a super specialty institution for ophthalmic care and receives patients from all over the world. It has international excellence & on an average 1200 patients walk through and 100 surgeries are performed every day.


The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is the national voluntary welfare organization for the visually impaired.

Born in 1945, Secours populaire is a non-profit making association whose aim is to fight against poverty and exclusion in France and throughout the world.

The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a self-help group that works to uplift the Singapore Indian Community. SINDA’s key thrusts are in Education, Family Services and Active Collaboration.

The Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SSCL) is a public welfare foundation established in 1986 by the China Welfare Institute founded by Mme. Soong Ching Ling herself.

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities which organizes year-round training and competitions in over 32 individual and team sports across the world.


Standing Voice is an international non-governmental organisation based in Tanzania, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, and creates programmes for the disempowered to speak back to their societies and reassert their presence and equality.

The Stanford – Rural Education Action Program (REAP) is an impact evaluation organization that aims to inform sound education, health and nutrition policy in China.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929–1993).
 The Foundation now works throughout Africa, Asia (South and South East) and Australia,  focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health.

Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries.

Voluntarios do Sertao’s objective is to promote health, nutrition, medical care and social security in Brazil.

The Xintu Center for Community Health Promotion’s mission is to improve health for the vulnerable communities in China through capacity-building and health services.

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