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Our Work in Asia

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In Asia, we are committed to supporting the focus areas of the Foundation by leveraging innovation for affordable solutions, providing free and subsidized services for those most in need, while creating and expanding sustainable access points to ensure everyone has the opportunity to see clearly. We also advocate to ensure vision care has the attention it deserves among policy makers, decision makers and leaders in the region.

The scale and work in Asia is vast, requiring three individual affiliates to sustain the mission and to reach as many people as possible: Greater China, India and Southeast Asia.

Our work of Greater China, India and South East Asia combined focuses on the following countries:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
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News & impact stories from Asia

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Philanthropy made possible with our volunteer, Everlyn!

Everlyn is a long-time volunteer with EssilorLuxottica and enjoys seeing happy smiling faces. With her help, we were able to bring good vision to the migrant workers in Singapore!

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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Programs

In Asia, we provide solutions for those who need vision care and we enable partners to join us in the mission.

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Charitable Clinics

Our charitable clinics provide immediate, short-term relief of urgent vision care needs in communities where people don’t have easy access to or can’t afford vision services. We work with local doctors, community leaders, volunteers and organizations to provide vision screenings, refraction exams, glasses and resources to increase our reach and impact.

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Migrant Workers Vision Care Program

Singapore

We provide free vision screenings and glasses to 300,000 migrant workers in Singapore. They  can pre-screen via a digital website and collect their glasses from a self-dispensing vending machine.

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Sustainable Vision Centers

Our sustainable vision centers deliver long-term access to affordable vision care in communities where people can’t get vision services. These centers meet key objectives:

  • Affordable: The lowest price point can be afforded by 90% of the community
  • Accessible: We strive for the community members have have the ability to reach a center within a day’s travel using a standard mode of transportation
  • Awareness: 80% of the population understands that vision care is a treatment and they know where to receive it
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