This project is supported by the chinese subsidiary of L'OCCITANE en Provence.


In China, there exists a significant demand for high-quality eye care services throughout the country, especially among populations residing in rural areas. These individuals often encounter economic and logistical obstacles when attempting to access care. However, a critical challenge in preventing blindness in China is the scarcity of skilled eye care professionals in the rural regions where they are most urgently required. 

Moreover, there is currently limited provision of children’s eye care services (pediatric ophthalmology) in China's county areas, where 70% of ophthalmic patients are distributed in grassroots areas below the prefecture level. Meanwhile, the focus of eye care services remains primarily on urban areas.


Supported Project

In 2023-2024, L'OCCITANE China is funding another Orbis project, focusing on improving pediatric eye health and preventing blindness. Orbis China will partner with Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC), one of China's top ophthalmology hospitals, and Shandong Lunan Eye Hospital (LEH).

The project will develop a demonstrative and scalable children's myopia control model and provide screenings to children. It will organize joint-province eye health events and create child-friendly education materials that can be adopted to benefit children in more developing areas such as Ningxia, Guangxi, or Fujian.

Quelques chiffres

Budget 154,000 euros

Goal 150,000 beneficaries

Historic of the Partnership

L’OCCITANE China supported the NGO Orbis with projects to create an effective and sustainable network to prevent blindness by focusing on primary eye care services in the Guangdong region in 2015, in Shandong in 2016, in Shenyang in 2017, in Shanxi in 2018 and in Ningxia in 2019. 

The L'OCCITANE Foundation directly funded a five-year project run by the NGO aiming to develop a comprehensive network of paediatric eye care services to save the eyesight and transform the lives of children across the Gansu province.

Finally, L'OCCITANE China and the L'OCCITANE Foundation already partnered with the NGO Orbis in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 to support their programme aiming at preventing high myopia problems among children in Shanghai. Discover more about it here.