The latest updates from Essilor See Change,’s parent company’s initiative to bring good vision to everyone, everywhere.

  • Essilor Poland invited employee’s children and their classmates for a visit to the Optical Laboratory. A lab tour, eye tests, and vision experiments were all part of the fun and educational program. 200 children had their eyes tested and those with a vision problem received a free pair of customized spectacles.
  • On the Dutch island country of St. Maarten, the sun takes heavy toll on residents’ eyes and eyecare is hard to come by. Ellen Haag, VP of Brand Sales for Essilor of America, realized the need while on a sailing trip with members of the company’s ECP service consultant team, who had won a President’s Club award. She had the opportunity to talk with Garth Steyn, who runs a foundation called Kidz at Sea that help get youth involved in the marine industry. Learn more.
  • In a continuous effort to fight against poor vision in children, and the serious consequences it can have on their lives as adults, Essilor Vision Foundation China recently announced a long-term partnership which will ensure that 30,000 young boys and girls in Xing County, Shanxi province, benefit from the vision care they need to help them learn and contribute to the development of their region. Learn more.
  • In October 2015, the government of China abandoned its decades-long one-child policy in an effort to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing country. It will be fascinating to see the role that vision will play in this public health phenomenon. As myopia and the population increase exponentially, it’s imperative that we educate governments and communities about visual solutions that could impact China’s future.  Learn more.