The latest updates from Essilor See Change,Â FrameDirect.com’s parent company’s charitable foundation.
Essilor Vision Foundation has partnered with local optometristsÂ in Toowoomba, Queensland to provide eye screenings and free prescription glasses to members of theÂ communityÂ who are particularly vulnerable. Learn more
Essilor Vision Foundation India has contributed toÂ two awareness campaigns to educate members of the publicÂ on the importance of regular eye check-ups, vision correction and UV eye care. TogetherÂ with industryÂ partners and local eye careÂ organisations, a total of 50,000 sunglasses were distributed in CalcuttaÂ and 1,000 call to action banners were displayed acrossÂ India. Â Learn more
Eye Mitra is an inclusive business initiative launched two and a half years ago by Essilorâ€™s 2.5 New Vision Generation with the aim to improve access to vision care for underserved communities in India. Â With only one qualified optometrist for every 25,000 people, India suffers from a drastic shortage of eye care professionals. The concept of the program consists in training local people in the villagesÂ in basic vision screening and spectacle dispensing and coaching them in entrepreneurial skills to start their own small business providing vision care to their community. The record figure of 450 Eye Mitras attendedÂ an annual convention in March this year. Learn more
The Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor, and the Fondation OphthalmologiqueÂ Adolphe de RothschildÂ combined their strengths to offer vision care to women from underprivileged backgrounds in the Paris region. Learn more
A new 3-year-partnership to improve the visual healthÂ of children with albinism in Tanzania has been launched by INGO Standing Voice with the support of theÂ Vision For Life fund, created by Essilor. The programÂ will address the specific visual needs of Â over 4,000 children whose genetic condition severelyÂ impacts theirÂ eyes and their sight. Learn more