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Who is eligible to be nominated for the service trip?

Any eyecare professional (ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician, etc.) is eligible to be nominated for the service trip, as long as they meet the legal requirements as outlined in the Official Rules.


Who is eligible to nominate someone for the service trip?

Anyone 18 years or older can make a nomination.


How many nominees will win?

Three nominees will be selected for the service trip.    


Where will the winning nominees go on the service trip?

The exact location of the volunteer opportunity is still being determined, but the trip will include visits to Singapore and Thailand.    


When will the service trip be?

Exact dates are still to be determined, but the trip is targeted to take place in early to mid-March of 2019.    


What is the agenda for the service trip?

The exact agenda is still being worked out, but it will include a one-day immersion into Essilor’s mission at the Singapore corporate office, three days of volunteer work in Thailand, at least two free days to be spent at the winner’s leisure, and about four travel days.


How will the winning nominees be selected?

Each entry essay will be ranked according to the following criteria: passion for improving lives by improving sight (75%) and impact on community/others from the nominee’s efforts (25%). The top three nominees whose essays earn the highest overall scores will win. Winner selection will be conducted by a panel of three independent judges whose decisions are final.


When do nominations have to be made by?

All entries are due by 11:59:59 p.m. Central Daylight on November 30, 2018.


Does the nominee have to be an Essilor customer in order to be eligible?

Absolutely not. The judges will not consider nominees’ order history with Essilor and nominees/winners have no obligation, and will not have any obligation, to purchase, order, recommend, or arrange for the purchase or order of Essilor products or services, or otherwise do business with Essilor or any of its affiliates.


Can I nominate myself?

Yes, if you feel you are a deserving eyecare professional, you may nominate yourself if eligible.


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