ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION REACHES NEW MILESTONE
By Essilor News
Half a million people can now see the world clearly thanks to the Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF). This month, EVF reached the incredible milestone of providing 500,000 pairs of glasses to those in need since 2007. Imagine filling AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, five times. That’s how many people have benefited from EVF.
The mission of EVF is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. Committed to raising awareness of the importance of corrected vision and the critical role it plays in education, society, and the community, EVF works throughout the year to provide services to those most in need.
“Every day, people across the nation deal with vision impairments that affect their lives,” says Kim Schuy, president of EVF. “Millions of students in our classrooms struggle to see the board in school and are in need of vision correction.”
Vision impairment is one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children in the United States, and one of the top 10 disabilities among adults 18 years and older. The good news is that 80 percent of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured, and that’s where EVF makes an impact. The organization helps bridge the gap between need and access to vision correction by providing services at a variety of locations at no cost to those in need.
“We believe in helping the world see better,” Schuy continues. “That’s why, with the support of Essilor of America employees, labs, our partners and the community, we look forward to helping the next 500,000 people in need achieve a better life through better sight.”
To learn more about Essilor Vision Foundation, visit evfusa.org.