Giving Vision a Voice


Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority.


    • Be the voice of vision by gathering and communicating pertinent information to all stakeholders, including government policy makers, optical industry associates and the general public, to mobilize a worldwide movement on healthy vision.
    • Offer a unique database of global peer reviewed reports and studies to build evidence on the need for vision correction and protection.
    • Engage key opinion leaders worldwide to build coalitions, partnerships, and collaborations to put healthy vision on the global agenda.
    • Empower advocates for action (eye screening, eye examination, provision of optical correction, policy change) to improve the lives of people around the world.

The Vision Impact Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fully funded by the Essilor Social Impact Fund. Our governing board members are David Milan, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal, Essilor of America; Kevin Rupp, Executive Vice President, CFO, Essilor of America; and Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Chief Corporate Mission Officer, Essilor International.