Eyecare Business

OCT 2016

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For those consumers already engaged, we know they live in an on-demand world and don't want to wait for their eyeglasses. In response, we are working to improve the supply chain so we can deliver products more quickly to ECPs, allowing them to provide faster service to their patients. We are developing partnerships with frame manufacturers and, at our new distribution center in Lewisville, Texas, we have products from 22 different vendors under one roof, enabling us to ship frames and lenses together to the ECP, reducing the time of delivery to consumers. We're invest- ing a lot of time on improving our service with a goal of offering faster delivery to ECPs. Helping Others Currently, of the more than 4 billion people who are in need of visual correction, more than 2.5 billion of them don't have the vision correction they need. It's in our DNA to help those in need. In 2008, Essilor created the Essilor Vision Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Dallas, Texas. Committed to raising awareness of the importance of corrected vision and the critical role it plays in literacy, education, society, community, safety, and the economy, Essilor Vision Foun- dation works to provide services to those most in need. To date, Essilor Vision Foundation has dispensed more than 300,000 pairs of eyeglasses to people in need of vision correction across the nation. Essilor also supports the Vision Impact Institute, a global nonprofit raising awareness of the importance of healthy vision, including the socioeconomic impact of uncorrected refractive errors and quality-of-life benefits of visual correction. The Vision Impact Institute utilizes compelling evidence to empower advo- cacy for global change. In the U.S., the Vision Impact Institute has piloted Kids See: Success with partners VSP Optics and Optometry Giving Sight to advocate for comprehensive eye exams for children before entering kindergarten. The Champions of Our Mission It would be nearly impossible to deliver on our mission and support the growth and success of independent optometry without our employees. They are the true champions of our mis- sion and are passionately dedicated to creating industry-leading products for ECPs so they can help their patients see better. It's this promise that drives our customer-centric focus, our passion, our innovation and our results, and is one reason why people come to Essilor and stay. In fact, we are a Dallas Business Journal 2016 Best Places to Work award winner. Looking Ahead The future is exciting for Essilor and for the optical industry. In the next 10 years, eyeglasses will be able to do even more than they do today, and Essilor will remain at the forefront of innova- tion. We believe it's our role as a leader to look 10 years into the future to support eyecare professionals and to prepare them for what's next. Our success and the success of independent optom- etry will come from remaining focused on the fundamentals— our core business, values, and mission. We also know that Eyecare Business will continue to be a leading source of information and inspiration, and we look forward to its continued success. 1. Arnault E., Barrau C., Nanteau C., Gondouin P., Bigot K., et al. "Phototoxic Action Spectrum on a Retinal Pigment Epithelium Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Exposed to Sunlight Normalized Conditions." PLOS ONE 8(8); e71398. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071398. Published August 23, 2013. Identified Harmful Blue Light through in vitro experiment on swine retinal cells, where the most toxic wavelengths are high-energy visible light falling between 415 and 455nm on the light spectrum (Blue-Violet light). S P O N S O R E D B Y E S S I L O R

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