EssilorLuxottica Calls for a Global Coalition to Wipe Out Poor Vision by 2050

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NEW YORK—Hubert Sagnieres, executive vice chairman of EssilorLuxottica and chairman of Essilor International, and Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, chief mission officer of EssilorLuxottica and Essilor SAS, were in New York on Sept. 24 to participate in a meeting on universal health coverage held on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting, hosted by Devex, provided a platform for them to announce the release of a new report, “Eliminating Poor Vision in a Generation,” which was commissioned by EssilorLuxottica and is based on research by McKinsey and Co.

The in-depth report calls for a global coalition of industry, governments, non-government organizations and other partners to spend $14 billion over the next 30 years to wipe out uncorrected poor vision, also known as uncorrected refractive error.

VMAIL’s Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp spoke with the two top executives about how the world’s largest optical company is taking steps to accomplish this important goal. Read the exclusive interview