Today, on October 12, 2023, the OneSightEssilorLuxottica Foundation proudly joins the global community in commemorating World Sight Day (WSD), an annual day dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of vision care.
WSD aims to put a spotlight on a staggering statistic that –2.7 billion people – or 1 in 3 globally – live with uncorrected poor vision. To support the vision care cause, the Foundation's dedicated employees and volunteers across the globe will conduct vision screenings and fundraising activities, reflecting our ongoing commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.
Among the highlights of this year's WSD celebration is the announcement of the winning photographs from the 'The Right to See' photo competition. The competition invited EssilorLuxottica colleagues globally to submit heartfelt images and stories that express their personal interpretations of what ‘The Right To See’ means to them.
Winning entries were unveiled today on TheRightToSee.org, offering a unique and moving perspective on the significance of vision care.
Externally, we continued our efforts to raise awareness on good vision as a basic human right through powerful portraits from world-renowned photographer Steve McCurry as part of ‘The Right To See’ campaign. These were featured in prominent areas across the Foundation's and EssilorLuxottica’s online and offline platforms.
On this special occasion of WSD, the Foundation reaffirms its steadfast commitment to creating sustainable access to vision care services, developing innovative solutions in the management of refractive errors and empowering individuals globally to see more and be more.
Each of our nine regions kicks off a variety of activities today – watch this space for event summaries and highlights once WSD activitiescome to a close!
Since 2013, the OneSightEssilorLuxottica Foundation has provided 673 million people with access to sustainable vision care through 25,500 sustainable access points. This in addition to philanthropic activities, have helped correct and/or protect the vision of 65.5 million people.