Essilor Continues to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts
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Essilor Continues to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

By Essilor News

DALLAS – September 12, 2017 –  Since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall over two weeks ago, Essilor has been in constant contact with its employees and customers, assessing the storm’s impact, and planning recovery efforts in the affected areas, and the company continues to do so as Hurricane Irma brings torrential wind and rain to the Southeastern United States. Essilor is committed to the recovery efforts of its employees and customers, and the company has committed over $200,000 as well as other goods and services in hurricane relief:

·         Essilor previously announced a $25,000 donation to Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief, a program of Optometry Cares-the American Optometric Foundation, to aid in recovery efforts for all eyecare practices affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The company will match that with an additional $25,000 donation to the Florida Optometric Association to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

·         Essilor previously announced a $25,000 donation to Vision Source to aid in recovery efforts of their member locations affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The company will match that with an additional $25,000 donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

·         Essilor previously announced a $25,000 donation to PERC/IVA to aid in recovery efforts of their member locations affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The company will match that with an additional $25,000 donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

·         Essilor previously announced a $25,000 donation to Opti-Port to aid in recovery efforts of their member locations affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The company will match that with an additional $25,000 donation to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

·         Essilor Labs is offering to redo any lens orders damaged due to the hurricanes, and the company is allowing anyone impacted by the storms to defer payment on their lab bill up to 60 days.

·         Through the Essilor Vision Foundation and other channels, the company has donated thousands of lenses to citizens in the affected regions and has offered lens and lab services, portable equipment, and access to frames with local partner organizations. EVF is assessing the need in Florida and will donate lenses and lab services to local partner organizations in the coming days and weeks.

·         Essilor is collecting corporate employee donations to aid in hurricane relief and will match those donations dollar for dollar. 

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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