news-highlights-2016

2017.01.05

Revisit Essilor’s 2016 highlights

Revisit some of the highlights from 2016 for our teams across the Essilor Group.

  • See Change Challenge

    Essilor launches an open innovation competition to find new solutions to help speed up the delivery of primary vision care for underserved populations.

  • Eye Protect System

    Essilor launches Eye Protect System, a unique embedded technology that filters harmful blue light and UV rays while preserving the transparency of the lens.

  • Our Children's Vision

    Our Children’s Vision, a global coalition of 45 partners co-founded by Essilor’s Vision for LifeTM fund and the Brien Holden Vision Institute this year, has helped 10 million children gain access to eye health services.

  • Film festivals

    Essilor puts a focus on good visual health at the Cabourg film festival in France, Varilux film festival Brazil and CinemaJam in Indonesia.

  • Silmo d'Or

    Essilor wins two awards at the Silmo world optical show in France for lens innovation Eye Protect SystemTM and MyEye, a low vision device.

  • 2016 recognitions

    Essilor is listed in key rankings for innovation and social responsibility: Forbes’ ‘world’s most innovative companies’, Corporate Knights’ ‘Global most sustainable companies’, FTSE4Good Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Newsweek Green Ranking.

  • Eyezen

    A number of initiatives are launched to boost this new lens category, from the global Eyezen Challenge to Essilor’s participation in Paris Games Week, aimed at raising awareness among gamers on the importance of protecting their eyes. Eyezen is also named 2016 product of the year in Canada.

  • Special lenses

    Essilor’s Special Lenses lab: a made-to-measure service to help people with complex visual needs see clearly again. In 2016 Essilor provides world-record -108 diopter lenses for Slovak photographer Jan Miskovic and helps a six-week old baby see the world again following a congenital cataract operation.

  • World Sight Day

    2016 WSD sees a record-breaking effort from Essilor teams across the world: 60,000 people are screened through initiatives in over 50 countries and thousands pledge their support on www.lovetoseechange.com.

  • Impact of Eye Mitra in India

    The scaling-up of Essilor’s inclusive vision program, Eye Mitra, has enabled over 2,000 men and women to create their own eyecare business and equip over 400,000 people with their first pair of glasses bringing strong socio-economic impact in rural and semi-urban communities.

  • New Brand ambassadors

    Key Essilor brands welcome the star appeal of new brand ambassadors this year.

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