Giving back with OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation
Community commitment, worldwide vision
Community commitment, worldwide vision
Together with OneSight, we bring onsite vision care services, including comprehensive eye exams and new prescription eyewear, to the 2.7 billion people around the world with uncorrected poor vision. 80% of all vision problems1 can be eradicated with solutions already in place today yet 1 in 3 people2 aren’t reaching their fullest potential.
A leading global vision nonprofit, OneSight is dedicated to a world where access to vision care is no longer a barrier to human achievement and possibility. Since 1988, OneSight has helped more than 52 million people gain vision care access through permanent vision centers as well as through temporary vision clinics held in high-need areas all over the world.
OneSight Volunteer: Here you go.
OneSight Recipient: [Trying on glasses] Oh yeah. These are better. Let me take my mask…
OneSight Volunteer: [Handing card to recipient] We have a note of congratulations from one of our team members. I was wondering if you would read it for us. This is for you.
OneSight Recipient: [Reading card] I'm so excited to have the opportunity to help you receive the precious gift of sight. I still remember getting glasses when I was twelve years of age, and would not be able to function without them. I hope that you enjoy your new glasses through our OneSight program. Best wishes, Caroline Liz Cryer.
Thank you. [crying] Sorry.
OneSight Volunteer: No, thank you so much!
OneSight Recipient: I'm really sentimental, so... Little gifts for me are really special, so thank you.
OneSight Volunteer: I'm so glad you got these today.
OneSight Recipient: I will keep it with me and I will put it on my wall so I can see it every day.
“... Put it this way, when it’s nighttime I don’t even go outside…So now I can go outside at night. And I see very well, very well with these. Thank you again, Doc!” – Emmanuel, age 59, Retired Police Officer and patient at EyeMed-sponsored clinic in Brooklyn
When children have the glasses they need, they can learn up to 2x as much in school. | “I’m 9, and in the 3rd grade. I like school – reading is my favorite. I want to be a doctor. An eye doctor! That way I can help people with their eyes.” – Amanda, patient at the Aetna-sponsored OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation clinic in Pittsburgh
For each pair of glasses donated through the Donate for Good program, EyeMed contributes $5 in your company’s name to the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation to help people see. | “Donate for Good was so easy. Why wouldn’t we be doing this? It’s our culture to empower people to think big and exceed expectations.”
– Burnham Benefits (formerly Wood Gutmann and Bogart)
It was an extremely rewarding experience working in my community and helping the clients select frames for their prescriptions. I think the program is valuable in helping people see the world in all its beauty; and I commend Luxottica, EyeMed and the supporting sponsors/volunteers for their investment.” – Wendy Boyce, BNP Paribas
I recently volunteered at a clinic on a Native American reservation in Arizona. It was a beautiful, rewarding and eye-opening experience and I had no idea of the need within the tribes (in our own backyard in the US). It’s a privilege to support the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation’s mission of identifying and acting on people’s vision care needs.”
– Mirella Battista, EyeMed
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Change someone’s life today. Just $30 gives an eye exam and glasses to someone who otherwise may not have access to clear sight and all its power.Donate Today
Your old glasses can do wonders. EyeMed’s Donate for Good program is an easy way to support the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation and change lives through sight. Employees can make contributions to the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation by collecting eyewear for recycling. For each pair of glasses donated, EyeMed contributes $5 in your company’s name to the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.Learn More
1 World Health Organization, “Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014–2019,” World Health Organization (2013): 1, https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/universal-eye-health-a-global-action-plan-2014-2019.
2 Essilor, “Eliminating Uncorrected Poor Vision in a Generation,” Essilor (2020): 15, https://www.essilorseechange.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Eliminating-Poor-Vision-in-a-Generation-Report.pdf.