Our Cause – Vision: An Invisible Problem | Essilor Vision Foundation
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Our Cause

Millions of children in the U.S. lack vision care and cannot see the world clearly. While some state laws require vision screenings, there is a large gap between the need for and access to vision care. A simple pair of glasses can help a child succeed in life. 

  • Christian in glasses, smiling Christian in glasses, smiling

    Meet Christian

    Christian’s smile and laugh were contagious as he tried on almost every pair of glasses that Essilor Vision Foundation offered. His personality and eagerness to wear glasses were clearly evident as he smiled and said, “I need these glasses because it’s really blurry when I try to look at the board.” After several minutes of posing and giggling in the mirror, Christian looked up with an anxious face and said, “What time will I get my glasses?” Our team assured him he would receive his new glasses that afternoon. With a quick look at his Sonic™ the Hedgehog watch, Christian informed us that we had two hours left before the school day was over.

The Facts

The numbers say it all. Without clear sight, their education and future are at risk.


millions of kids in the united states are visually impaired and need help
80% of what a child learns comes through their eyes
 1 in 4 children has a vision problem that affects their ability to learn
44% of parents are not aware that behavioral problems can be an indication that a child's vision is impaired
  • Makayla in glasses, smiling Makayla in glasses, smiling

    Meet Makayla

    When our Kids Vision for Life team met Makayla, they knew one thing: She was meant for glasses as vibrant as her spirit. “I like glasses that really show my personality,” she said. Makayla posed in front of the mirror with each set of glasses, playing and daydreaming. Then she found the ones she loved. “My personality is a fun girl who likes to dance and move around and do something with her life,” she said. “Like be a doctor.”

We provide better life through better sight

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