Good vision is essential for our everyday wellbeing and quality of life. Seeing well enables us to learn, work, and fully interact with the world around us. That’s why Essilor teams worldwide are driven by our vital mission of improving lives by improving sight.
Vision: an unrecognised
global health issue
Vision is widely considered as the most important sense we have as human beings. Yet vision problems continue to have a tangible social and economic impact on billions of people’s lives around the world and on the nations to which they belong.
7.7 billion people need to protect and preserve their vision
4.7 billion people need vision correction
2.7 billion people live with uncorrected vision problems
6.2 billion people
do not protect
their eyes against harmful UV and blue light
80% of visual impairment can be avoided or corrected
+200 million euro invested each year by the Essilor Group in research and innovation
and inspiring mission
As the long-standing world leader in ophthalmic optics, the Essilor Group is committed to developing vision care solutions that help to correct and protect the individual vision needs of the 7.7 billion people in the world. To achieve this ambition, we place our mission of improving lives by improving sight at the heart of everything we do, respecting the values and principles that have shaped the Group for near 170 years.
Our mission unites our 74,000 employees across the world, drives our strategy, stimulates innovation and guides our commitments to each of our stakeholders.
Delivering our mission
to enable everyone to see well
Thanks to our expertise, global presence and innovation capability, we know that around one billion people today benefit from our products. Yet too many others are not taking care of their eyes because of a lack of awareness or a lack of access to eye care professionals.
In addition, demographic trends such as urbanization, which contributes to the development of myopia, or increasingly connected lifestyles that increase the risk of eye diseases, are creating emerging consumer needs that require new research and product innovation. Our global teams work every day to develop and deliver the ideas and solutions that help us fulfil our mission of improving lives by improving sight for everyone, everywhere.