WHAT WE DO

CREATING AWARENESS AND ACCESS

We raise awareness on the global health issue that poor vision represents for one-third of the world’s population. We create and deploy solutions to improve access to healthy vision for underserved communities worldwide. We work with multi-sector partners to open up access to good vision at scale.

INCLUSIVE
BUSINESS

We empower individuals to bring positive change to their communities through developing skills and creating jobs and infrastructure. We recognize that women have a crucial contribution to make. We adapt our different vision care models to each local context, and evaluate their impact in order to accelerate and scale-up our efforts.

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2.5 NEW VISION GENERATION

2.5 NEW VISION GENERATION

Essilor created its for-profit inclusive business arm 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) in 2013 to find new and sustainable ways to provide vision care to underserved populations without access to conventional distribution channels.

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BoP INNOVATION LAB

BoP INNOVATION LAB

Essilor’s Base of Pyramid (BoP) Innovation lab evaluates inclusive business models and acts as an incubator to test innovative ways to reach populations with no access to vision care, in partnership with NGOs, foundations or development funds.

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STRATEGIC
GIVING

We want to ensure that vision care reaches the greatest number of people possible in geographic areas and market segments that until now have been neglected. Our programs focus on improving lives and bringing long-term social impact through awareness-raising campaigns, free eye exams, lenses and frames donations and funding for local vision care programs.

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ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION

Essilor Vision Foundation focuses on eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences and providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight.

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VISION FOR LIFE

Vision for Life™, Essilor’s social impact fund, was created in 2015 to support sustainable vision care infrastructure and programs, in particular for the 2.5 billion people in the world living with poor vision. It’s the world’s largest strategic giving program dedicated to eliminating uncorrected refractive error.

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RESEARCH
ADVOCACY AND
AWARENESS

Lack of awareness is a critical barrier for 2.5 billion people who suffer from uncorrected poor vision. Most have lived with visual impairment all their lives and don’t know that solutions exist. We ensure that vision care has the attention it deserves and a wider public understands the quality of life benefits of healthy vision.

RESEARCH ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS
VISION IMPACT INSTITUTE

VISION IMPACT INSTITUTE

Vision Impact Institute collects, commissions and communicates evidence-based research to drive awareness about the impact of uncorrected vision and advocates for healthy vision as a global priority for policy-makers.

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