New Delhi, 19 August 2023: Leading efficiency eyewear model Oakley and Rohit Sharma, globally famend cricketer and Oakley model ambassador in India, teamed up with OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation in its efforts to elevating awareness about the importance of good vision, and offering sustainable entry to vision care the place it doesn’t exist as we speak.
At the full-day occasion held at Gurugram, round 1000 underserved school-going youngsters aged between 10 and 15 years, participated in the eye clinic for testing visible acuity. Children present in want for vision correction got free Oakley Eyeglasses fitted with lenses made to their prescription.
Good vision is a fundamental human proper, but uncorrected poor vision impacts 2.7 billion individuals round the world and over 550 million individuals in India alone. One in three individuals are not ready to attain their full potential when 80% of all vision issues could be solved by options that exist as we speak. Studies present that clear sight can dramatically impression studying, job efficiency, and incomes potential. Clear sight may also help college students study up to twice as a lot at school and may also help enhance a employee’s productiveness by 35 p.c, enabling them to earn 20 p.c extra. Eye exams and glasses act as highly effective instruments that may play a big function in serving to raise individuals out of poverty by enabling schooling and employment. Following the eye clinic, Rohit Sharma spoke to the youngsters, sharing anecdotes from his life to encourage the subsequent era, stressing on the importance of good vision and specializing in fulfilling one’s dream, through an interactive session. In addition, Rohit additionally frolicked taking part in a sequence of sports activities actions alongside with the youngsters.
Speaking on the initiative, Rohit Sharma added, “I’m honoured to be a component of this empowering initiative by Oakley and OneSight. The initiative is in the proper path in direction of serving to create awareness about vision correction, particularly amongst youngsters. The future belongs to our kids and well timed entry to vision care and correction performs an necessary function in constructing and securing their future. I’m grateful to be doing my half in having the ability to make a distinction in our neighborhood with Oakley and OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.”
“We are dedicated to guaranteeing entry to vision care to all, particularly extra targeted amongst youngsters, because it profoundly impacts their general growth and future prospects. At the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, we attempt to tackle the boundaries that hinder vision care accessibility and raise awareness about the transformative energy of good vision. We are partnering with numerous state governments in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir for delivering high quality eye care companies. By investing in the well-being of our kids, we’re contributing in direction of a brighter future for generations to come,” mentioned Narasimhan Narayanan, President, EssilorLuxottica, South Asia.
“The collaboration between Rohit Sharma, Oakley, and our Foundation displays our shared dedication to making a distinction in individuals’s lives by selling entry to vision care and the transformative energy of sports activities. When icons like Rohit, who’re beloved by tens of millions of followers round the globe, be a part of us in elevating awareness about the importance of good vision, it actually motivates individuals and policymakers to take motion to guarantee a transparent vision for all. We look ahead to persevering with our efforts collectively in direction of elevating awareness and growing entry to vision care each in India and globally,” mentioned Anurag Hans, Head of Mission, EssilorLuxottica and President, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.
The collaboration between Oakley, Rohit Sharma, and OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation strives to make a distinction in individuals’s lives by selling entry to vision care and the transformative energy of sports activities. With the assist of state governments in Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation will proceed to assist school-going youngsters with vision screenings and glasses, with the intention to attain 1,000 youngsters.