For the tenth year in a row, Essilor has provided free lenses to Canadian athletes who participated in the Special Olympics, within the framework of the Opening Eyes program. Many Essilor employees have volunteered for the two events that took place in July – from the 4 to the 7 in Pointe-Claire (Quebec) and from the 11 to the 14 in Langley (British Columbia).
The Opening Eyes program, sponsored by Essilor worldwide, gathers optometrists, opticians, technicians and other volunteers who work together to provide the athletes with an assessment of their visual health and needs as well as with the necessary prescription lenses, specialized sports eyeglasses and sunwear.
At the Pointe-Claire event, 133 athletes had an eye exam and 180 pairs of eyeglasses were distributed. In Langley, 165 pairs were made.
The Special Olympics Opening Eyes program is one of the many ways for Essilor to fulfil its mission of helping everyone see the world better.