Essilor Vision Foundation – Main Partner – Special Olympics
Essilor, through the Essilor Vision Foundation, is the official global supplier of ophthalmic lenses to the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes program. The Foundation’s support has to-date enabled more than 100,000 Special Olympics athletes to receive essential vision care. Essilor International has been involved in Opening Eyes at a local level for over 20 years, and the company signed on as the exclusive official supplier of ophtalmic lenses for the initiative in 2002. Essilor and EVF have now renewed their support for a further three years until end 2017.
Essilor Vision Foundation – Local Partners
- Sight Savers India
Sightsavers is an international organisation that works with partners in over 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness, and fights for the rights and needs of people who are visually impaired or blind.Sightsavers’ work in India has enabled thousands of people to lead lives of independence and dignity since 1966. They have been working with local partners to strengthen organisations and communities, and have supported the treatment of millions of people with eye disorders. They have educated, counseled, trained and rehabilitated people who are visually impaired or blind, and helped extend the reach of eye services to the least served areas of India.
- District Level Lions and Rotary Club
The Lions Club is the world’s largest service club organization, with about 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members. Their members do whatever is needed to help their local communities.
- Sankara Eye Hospital
Sankara Eye Hospital is focused on providing the highest quality & value for money eye care services and has emerged as the most preferred recognized eye care facility. A movement started 35 years ago by Dr. Ramani and Dr. Radha, the network has cumulatively performed over 1 million vision restoring surgeries and today they are amongst the largest providers of eye care in the country.
- Shimoga, Drishti Eye Hospital
- Devanahalli, Nayonika Eye Hospital Bangalore
- Aravind Eye Care Systems Coimbatore