A Blurring World

90%

Of drivers' decisions behind
the wheel are based on vision.

80%

Of all learning occurs through vision,
children with poor vision are at a
major disadvantage at school.

90%

Of people with uncorrected poor vision live
in developing countries.

The Vision Crisis In China

1/3

1 out of 3 Chinese is myopic.

700 m

By 2020 700m people are expected to be myopic if we don't act now.

40 m

Today 40m Chinese children suffer from Myopia
among which 30m live in rural areas or are part of underserved communities.

The Challenges They Face

Lack of awareness of vision problems
Lack of basic medical infrastructures in the communities they live
LACK OF FINANCIAL MEANS
Misleading traditional beliefs on wearing eyeglasses

Our Mission

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. We have a particular focus on children from underserved communities and migrant families who are often excluded from basic healthcare services. Good vision can help them to read and learn better and to improve not just their educational outcomes, but life opportunities.

Project Progress