Essilor Named Finalist for Corporate Social Responsibility Award

DALLAS— Essilor of America was recognized as a finalist for the UnitedHealthcare Shining Light: Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility Award for the work done by the company’s charitable arm, the Essilor Vision Foundation. Out of 150 submissions this year, Essilor was named as a top five finalist on May 15, during the 2013 UnitedHealthcare National Accounts Annual Customer Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Shining Light Award honors UnitedHealthcare corporate customers who have demonstrated excellence in social responsibility by addressing a health or basic need in society. Additional criteria for the award includes shared value and mutual benefit to the company and society, as well as innovation and leadership in addressing the challenge.

“Essilor and the Essilor Vision Foundation are honored to be recognized by UnitedHealthcare through the Shining Light Award program,” said Stephen Shawler, president of Essilor Vision Foundation. “This recognition is a testament to the importance of eye health and the critical role it plays in our society. There are 2.5 billion people around the world without access to corrective vision solutions, and it’s our mission to eliminate poor vision and the lifelong consequences it can have not only on literacy and education but on our economy as well.”

In 2012, the Essilor Vision Foundation provided free vision screenings and eye exams to more than 46,000 children, of which 15,000 received new eyeglasses.

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