As part of Essilor’s mission to improve lives by improving sight, Vision For Life’s™ Buy One Give One provides customers with the option to donate a pair of glasses as they buy their own. Through the free vision care programmes run by Vision For Life™ and its partners, including Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and Our Children’s Vision, the donated glasses will be given to a person in need.
To date, five online sites are participating in the Buy One Give One programme – EyeBuyDirect, Clearly/Coastal, FramesDirect (North America), Lensway (Scandinavia) and GlassesDirect (UK). Each site includes information about Essilor, its mission and free vision care programs which aim to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences, giving people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight.
Vision for Life™ was created by Essilor in 2015 to fund community vision health initiatives, in particular for the 2.5 billion people in the world living with uncorrected poor vision.
In February 2018 Essilor invested a further €19 million in its philanthropic and inclusive business activities. Discover some of the vision care projects in France being supported by Vision for Life™, Essilor’s strategic giving fund.
Over 200 doctors and school nurses joined experts from Essilor on February 23rd for the launch of a partnership between Vision for Life and the French Ministry of National Education.