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Our work

We have an ambition to eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation.

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We collaborate with governments, global and local NGOs and other private sector partners whose goals are aligned with ours. Working this way, we can catalyze greater engagement and resources and inspire wide-spread systems change across our four focus areas.

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Creating sustainable access points

We train people to be primary vision care entrepreneurs, support them to set up their own optical shops and provide mobile services in their communities. We work with local governments and communities to build permanent vision centers alongside hospitals and clinics. Our goal is for everyone to have access to vision care within one day’s travel.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fourth Vision Centre Launched in South Africa

In South Africa, the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation launched a new permanent vision centre in Upington at the Dr Harry Surtie Hospital that began serving patients in late July and now provides vision care access to over 236,000 people.

Kenyan Youth Provide Vision Care to their Communities by Becoming Eye Rafikis

OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation has helped more than 140 unemployed rural youth in Kenya become Eye Rafikis. This program allows them to earn a livelihood by providing vision care services to their communities.

How a polio survivor is helping to improve the vision of rural China

Defying his limitations as a polio survivor, Sun Fudong is now helping improve access to vision care in rural China through his work as a 2.5 NVG Eye Partner.

Becoming an Eye Mitra has changed my life

Eye Mitra, the world’s largest rural optical network providing communities with sustainable access to vision care, is empowering women like Rekha Kumari to contribute socially and economically to their communities.

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Innovating for affordable solutions

We invest in innovation to accelerate the affordability of providing communities with sustainable vision care services and products. Through the development of low-cost, digital and automated screening tools that require less operator training, we are scaling up the digitization of existing and new efforts and opening up access to affordable quality glasses.

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EssilorLuxottica’s ClickCheck is Endorsed by Clinical Study

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.

Kenyan Youth Provide Vision Care to their Communities by Becoming Eye Rafikis

OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation has helped more than 140 unemployed rural youth in Kenya become Eye Rafikis. This program allows them to earn a livelihood by providing vision care services to their communities.

Affordable vision screening for developing communities

A key barrier to bringing vision care to developing communities is the lack of affordable testing tools. EssilorLuxottica’s ClickCheck™ is breaking down that barrier. We speak to Patricia Koh, trained optometrist, head of technical innovation and the developer of the tool to find out more.

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Funding subsidized and free services

We’re committed to reaching the communities most in need to ensure everyone has a healthy future. We focus on improving lives through better vision with access to free eye exams, free glasses and funding for vision care programs.

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Vision Clinic Serves Asylum Seeker Population in the UK

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.

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.

Eugenia Chan Serves Patients at the Foundation’s Australia Clinic

Eugenia Chan, Optometrist at OPSM served patients at a OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation clinic in Townsville.

The Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program Partners with the Foundation

In partnership with The Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program, our team in China supported a recent vision clinic in Chengdu. The event provided free eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles to Special Olympics athletes.

Oakley & Lamar Jackson Team Up with the Foundation in Florida

Oakley and NFL Quarterback Lamar Jackson collaborated with the North America affiliate of OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, to offer free vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses in Coral Springs, Florida, US.

EssilorLuxottica Employees Volunteer to Provide Mobile Vision Care in Paris

OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation spent 4 days traveling around several areas of the Parisian region to provide vision care access to those in need.

Bringing Good Vision Care to Isolated Villages in Indonesia

The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation continues to work with our partner, John Fawcett Foundation (JFF), to increase access to eye screenings among underserved populations in the villages of Indonesia.

Patient with Pterygium in Both Eyes Receives Life-Changing Care in Singapore

In partnership with the Migrant Workers’ Centre in Singapore, we recently conducted over 5,000 vision screenings for migrant workers and provided them with reading glasses and sunglasses. Many of these workers have little to no access to vision care.

How getting glasses helped Shrikanth continue to earn a living

Shrikanth’s poor vision was affecting his work as a hand loom weaver. Thanks to the Namma Kannu Namma Doddaballapura project, which made Doddaballapura Taluk the first region in India poor vision free, he was able to continue supporting his livelihood.

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Advocacy and awareness

We advocate to ensure vision care has the attention it deserves among policy makers, decision makers and local communities as the future of good vision relies on understanding the improved quality of life that healthy vision contributes to.

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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.

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.

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.

New Article Addresses Role of Advocacy in Advancing Healthy Vision

Advocacy is instrumental to achieving significant policy change for vision and global advocacy efforts over the past decades have enabled recognition of vision as a major public health, human rights, and development issue.

Fourth Vision Centre Launched in South Africa

In South Africa, the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation launched a new permanent vision centre in Upington at the Dr Harry Surtie Hospital that began serving patients in late July and now provides vision care access to over 236,000 people.

Partnerships Integral to Achieving Scale

A perspective from Professor Kovin Naidoo, Global Head, Advocacy and Partnerships at the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation and Anurag Hans, Head of Mission, EssilorLuxottica and Head, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.

How getting glasses helped Shrikanth continue to earn a living

Shrikanth’s poor vision was affecting his work as a hand loom weaver. Thanks to the Namma Kannu Namma Doddaballapura project, which made Doddaballapura Taluk the first region in India poor vision free, he was able to continue supporting his livelihood.

Harnessing the star power of Amitabh Bachchan for vision care

A proud wearer of glasses himself, Bollywood and international superstar Amitabh Bachchan encourages his fellow Indians to wear glasses without fear of stigma.

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Our report

Our report ‘Eliminating Poor Vision in a Generation’ outlines a detailed roadmap to achieving this ambition.

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More than 700 resources

For studies and reports focused on the impact of uncorrected poor vision.