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 ASEAN (EVF ASEAN) was launched in Singapore by the Essilor Group with the objective of unifying its philanthropic activities in South East Asia. The Essilor Vision Foundation network currently has an active presence covering 7 regions – including EVF ASEAN and Essilor Vision Foundation USA 501(C)3 – and aims to provide vision care services to those undeserved communities who need it.

Essilor Vision Foundation continuously seeks to collaborate with other like-minded organisations in the deployment of various range of charitable initiatives including 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

JAYANTH BHUVARAGHAN
EVF Board Director

Chief Mission Officer 
Essilor International

Franck Carlier02

Franck Carlier
EVF Board Member

Chief Information Officer
Essilor AMERA

Narasimhan Narayanan02

Narasimhan Narayanan
EVF Board Member

Chief FLMA Officer
Essilor AMERA

Serene Wong02

SERENE WONG
EVF Board Member

Head of Human Resources 
Essilor AMERA

Sharene Tan
EVF Board Member

Director of Legal Affairs

Essilor AMERA

Yvonne Siow
Associate Director

EVF ASEAN

Grace Chew

GRACE CHEW
Project Coordinator

EVF ASEAN