86% of children under 6 have never had an eye exam, and 80% of learning occurs through vision. Our school screening and exam programs bring better vision to students in the neediest schools.
Our programs break down barriers to access to vision care in underserved and remote communities, bringing improved lives through improved sight to those needing the most help.
We work with partners across Canada to raise awareness of the importance of vision care, promote research into poor vision and its consequences, and champion the cause of vision as a priority at all levels.
The Essilor Vision Foundation Canada was inaugurated in 2015 to be the charitable arm of Essilor Canada.
Our work across Canada is represented by Essilor employees and partners from within and outside of the optical industry. We believe in Improving Lives by Improving Sight, a mission that drives all of our activities. That’s why we work to raise awareness on the global health issue poor vision represents, create access to healthy vision for undeserved communities worldwide, and work with passionate partners to break down barriers and open up access to good vision.
The Eyes to As program was developed in 2019 to break through access barriers and bring a complete cycle of vision care to nearly 10,000 school children in Ottawa’s largest public board.
We have partnered with the BC Doctors of Optometry on an ambitious program to gretly increase the rate of eye examinations to children in British Columbia.
Our work with the Opening Eyes program offers individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities improve their quality of life through better vision.
This ambitious program offers vision care services in 12 languages within the one place Toronto’s neediest children trust the most outside their homes: their school.