We see a bright future. A world where everyone can see more and be more.
Good vision has the power to unleash our full potential. To help us learn better, keep us safe and promote a more inclusive society.
The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation aims to eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation by creating sustainable access through an innovative approach to impact philanthropy, partnerships and raising awareness.
Uncorrected poor vision affects 1 in 3 people around the world. 90% of these people live in developing communities where there is limited access to vision care and awareness of vision issues. That’s why our work focuses on partnering with governments, NGOs and like-minded private organizations to create sustainable access to vision care, provide free eye exams and glasses for those most in need, fund local vision care programs and raise awareness of poor vision among policy makers and at a community level.
Since 2013, we have provided 562 million people with access to sustainable vision care through 22,200 primary vision care entrepreneurs and 221 vision centers. Together with our philanthropic activities, these efforts have helped correct and/or protect the vision of 55.1 million people.
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Impact stories & news
Sustainable Systems Key to Reaping Long-term Benefits of Good Vision
At a recent vision clinic in Antigua, an 8-year-old girl expressed her joy with the words, “This is the best day of my life.” She was experiencing the wonder that came from being able to see the world around her.
Program Expands Sustainable Vision Care Access to 80 Million People in Rural China
Our team in China develops opticians, pharmacies and clinics in rural areas to become Eye Partners. Through this program, we are able to create sustainable primary access points where vision care was previously unavailable.
Canadian Parliament and the Foundation Join for Monumental Event
The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation hosted an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to bring awareness to vision care access challenges in Canada, specifically for remote communities, First Nations, and indigenous people.
Our First Vision Center in Mexico
Thanks to a partnership with COFAS Hospitals, a non-profit community hospital network delivering health care to the rural and marginalized areas of Mexico, we opened our very first vision center in the country this year.
Prioritizing Collaboration to Multiply Impact
As vision advocates we know that good vision affects and is tied to many of the SDGs including No Poverty, Good Health and Well-Being, Quality Education and several more. It’s clear that if we tackle the issue of vision we can improve these other pressing societal issues.
The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation hosted a vision clinic in the UK at three different sites that served 532 people in need. The clinic largely served the asylum seeker population.
In India, 10,000 Children Helped by Newly Launched School Eye Health Program
The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is partnering with India Vision Institute to provide eye health services to school children in need.
In September 2022, an independent clinical study confirmed that EssilorLuxottica’s ClickCheck – an award-winning portable, low-cost and easy-to-use refractive device– enhances the efficiency of primary vision screening services, especially in low- and middle-income countries where populations do not have easy access to traditional eye care professionals.
Why Rhoda Kisio dedicated her life to improving sight
Growing up, Rhoda Kisio had impaired vision and struggled to get the vision care she needed. Now, she is playing a key role in providing vision care to her community as an ophthalmic nurse at the Narok County Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Foundation Partners with United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) in India
In partnership with the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) in India, the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is providing free vision screenings and prescription glasses to India’s public transit drivers.
"Guided by our Mission to help people 'see more and be more', the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is a sign of our commitment to bring the life changing benefits of good vision to everyone, everywhere."