In 2017, the L'OCCITANE Foundation and L'OCCITANE India are supporting the CBM two-years project in India. It aims to open four sight centres to reinforce eye care services in the north and north-east of India and provide specialist eye services that are affordable for under-served rural populations. The overall aim is to strengthen eye care services in northern and northeastern India to provide affordable and equitable eye care to underserved populations.
The centres will raise awareness about eye disease in the communities affected. They will also distribute glasses and offer cataract surgery and screening. What's more, this project will train health personnel such as optometrists and community health workers in screening, detecting disease and different treatments.