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World Sight Day

Luxottica is a company made of people, for people. Every day, the Group strives to construct a business where value creation and sustainable growth go hand in hand with a commitment to social responsibility at every stage of its vertically-integrated business model.

Its vision for sustainability, To See The Beauty of Life, stems from a notion of universal beauty, visible to everyone, and assumes a tangible form in the search for a balance between well-being, respect for the environment, ethics and the transparency of relations.

These values are well aligned with those of the World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness around vision impairment promoted by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in cooperation with the World Health Organization.

The theme of this year’s World Sight Day, held on October 10th, 2019, is “Vision first!”.
To celebrate, Luxottica together with OneSight renews its commitment with a vision care initiative in the company’s home city of Milan.

2019 Edition

Discover the initiative

Under the patronage of the City of Milan, from October 7th-18th 2019, approximately 800 people in need had free access to a complete eye examination and, if necessary, eyeglasses to resolve their visual defect.

The initiative involved children and adults, Milanese and migrants, guests of some of Milan's most important charitable organizations, such as Casa “Enzo Jannacci” and Fondazione Progetto Arca Onlus, as well as Associazione CAF Onlus and Istituti Milanesi Martinitt e Stelline that deal with children in difficult circumstances.

Eye exams were carried out by highly qualified personnel, professional optometrists selected with the support of the COMIB Research Center of the Bicocca University of Milan supported by ophthalmologists who took care of diagnosing possible pathologies.

Luxottica employees participated as volunteers by donating their vacation days to facilitate activities, management of visits, and the distribution of glasses. This is the third year in a row Luxottica has partnered with OneSight on this initiative.

Leggi i racconti dei volontari

Giada

Oliver Peoples & Alain Mikli Brand Manager

A day focused to improve the quality of sight (and life) of the most in need. A beautiful experience, where you realize you've really made the difference.

Francesca

Ray-Ban CRM Value Specialist

During this experience, I certainly received more than I gave, because we helped people to see, but they helped me to watch.

Erika

Junior Product Manager

A day full of "thanks", smiles and stories that make you understand how a simple pair of glasses can make the difference!

Andrea

HR Wholesale & HRBP Global Channels

Several things left me a strong impression: not only the comparison with realities so different from ours but at the same time much closer to us than we can imagine, but also the skills and professionalism shown by the medical staff. Flawless.

 

Beatrice

Retail Digital Execution

I am happy and grateful to have been able to devote some of my time to helping others: it reminded me how lucky we are and gave me a different way to face daily issues, also at work.

Anna

Stars Planner

It was a really meaningful experience: simple actions can be enough to be helpful and be able to get a smile out of those who live in difficult situations.

Elena

Oakley Brand Manager

This experience enriched me by showing how a simple action can really make the difference for people who had never had access to an eye exam. I’m really proud of having contributed to this initiative!

Paolo

Internal Auditor

If I had to summarize the day, I would say that it was a wonderful experience! The greatest satisfaction was seeing happiness in the eyes of the guests of the organization involved when choosing the new frames!

Milena

Business Development LHB

A day full of inspiration to improve yourself and help others to have a present and a better future.

Giulia

Product Analyst

A beautiful day, an experience that each of us should live!

  • 2019 Edition
  • 2018 Edition
  • 2017 Edition

Key facts 2019

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Casa
dell'accoglienza
"Enzo Jannacci"

Fondazione
Progetto
Arca Onlus

Associazione
CAF Onlus

Istituti Milanesi
Martinitt e Stelline

PEOPLE INVOLVED

50

Luxotticans

12

Ophthalmologists

40

Optometrists

10

Opticians

ADULTS

745

Eye exams

610

Eyeglasses
provided

CHILDREN

105

Eye exams

41

Eyeglasses
provided

Key facts 2018

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Casa
dell'accoglienza
"Enzo Jannacci"

Fondazione
Progetto
Arca Onlus

Associazione
CAF Onlus

PEOPLE INVOLVED

40

Luxotticans

10

Ophthalmologists

40

Optometrists

10

Opticians

ADULTS

747

Eye exams

608

Eyeglasses
provided

CHILDREN

76

Eye exams

37

Eyeglasses
provided

Key facts 2017

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Casa
dell'accoglienza
"Enzo Jannacci"

Fondazione
Progetto
Arca Onlus

Istituto
Martinitt

PEOPLE INVOLVED

60

Luxotticans

40

Ophthalmologists

10

Opticians

ADULTS

709

Eye exams

528

Eyeglasses
provided

CHILDREN

50

Eye exams

16

Eyeglasses
provided

World Sight Day in the United States

Initiatives

CHARITABLE CLINIC
IN KANSAS CITY,
MISSOURI

OneSight hosted a charitable vision clinic in Kansas City, Missouri, the week leading up to World Sight Day. From October 7th-11th 2019, a team of 27 volunteers from around the world served hundreds of school children get the glasses they need to see clearly.

MANUFACTURING CLINIC
IN CINCINNATI,
OHIO

From October 7th-11th 2019, Luxottica employees served as volunteers in Cincinnati, Ohio. There they staffed a manufacturing clinic to make glasses to support OneSight charitable clinics.

DAY OF SERVICE

On World Sight Day, Luxottica retail stores in the US, in particular LensCrafters, Sears Optical and Pearle Vision, opened their doors to help members of their own communities. They worked with local nonprofits to identify populations in need and then provided eye exams and glasses for those selected patients.

ABSee PROGRAM

On World Sight Day, Pearle Vision and OneSight launched ABSee Program to provide quality eye care to school-age children in need. For twelve months, from Atlanta to Seattle and from Toronto to Puerto Rico, volunteers will conduct vision tests and optometrists will perform eye exams on board a state-of-the-art mobile vision unit.

MIND BODY GREEN EVENT

On October 10th, Mind Body Green, a top wellness lifestyle digital platform dedicated to inspiring people to live their best life, invited LensCrafters and OneSight to be a partner at their Fall Supper Series event focused around eye health and to participate to an expert-led panel discussion.

Last updated: Nov 15 2019