The challenge to provide eye care to the 1 in 3 people who cannot see the world clearly can sometimes seem insurmountable. 90% of people who still suffer from uncorrected poor vision live in developing communities where access to eye care professionals and awareness on the importance of vision in general, is limited.
From ensuring employees’ safety, to providing generous financial support and in-kind donations to support the Wuhan region as well as other areas in need, Essilor Group together with its partner entities have activated quickly to help address the outbreak.
Essilor’s R&D department launched three visual health ‘challenges’ for university students which lead to finalists participating in a major Europe-wide hackathon at the EIT Health summit in Paris - an opportunity to raise awareness and communicate on visual health to European stakeholders of healthcare and the general public.
As the world's leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor supports the opening of the first access point to vision care in Cote d'Ivoire as part of project Agora. This was jointly inaugurated by the Vice President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan, and President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, on December 21.