Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight.

ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION IN ASEAN

In 2014, Essilor Vision Foundation was launched in Singapore with the objective of unifying the philanthropic activities of Essilor, market leader in ophthalmic optics, in South East Asia. Essilor Vision Foundation has collaborated with many like-minded organisations to deploy a range of charitable initiatives ranging from vision screenings, donation of eyeglasses, as well as educational campaigns on the importance of good vision and regular eye tests.

IMPACT OF UNCORRECTED POOR VISION

Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s most common disability. 1 in 3 people can’t see the world clearly with 90% living in developing countries, yet its impact on society is largely unrecognised. Seeing well improves everything – from being able to read and do well in school, to increasing employability and improving personal well-being. According to the World Health Organisation, 80% of visual impairment can be prevented or cured.

BARRIERS TO EYE CARE

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AWARENESS

Too many people simply don’t know they can’t see clearly. Many of them have never had an eye test or know the impact of good vision.

ACCESS

Many people don’t have access to conventional distribution channels.

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AFFORDABILITY

Many do not have the financial resources to afford proper eye care.

WHAT WE DO

OUR PARTNERS

Essilor Vision Foundation is constantly developing new partnerships in order to improve the lives of those in need by improving their sight. The foundation partners with organisations including non-profits, governments, educational institutions and volunteer groups.

OUR TEAM

The team behind Essilor Vision Foundation in ASEAN

AICHA MOKDAHI
EVF Board Member

President of EVF
Europe and AMERA

JAYANTH BHUVARAGHAN
EVF Board Member

Chief Mission Officer 
Essilor International

Eric Bernard

ERIC BERNARD
EVF Board Member

President
Essilor AMERA and Instruments

peter tan

PETER TAN
EVF Board Member

Managing Director
Essilor Singapore and Malaysia

GERMAINE LYE
Head

EVF ASEAN

Grace Chew

GRACE CHEW
Project Coordinator

EVF ASEAN