Project supported since 2016
Since 2016, L'OCCITANE Israel and the Foundation has supported LIROT for its program which focuses on the detection of lazy eye symptoms. The NGO aims to prevent blindness among hundreds of thousands of children, adults, and elderly through research, screening, and public awareness.
In 2017, L'OCCITANE funded a machine for screening amblyopia, a disease that affects almost 8,000 children each year within the country, also funding the training of medical staff on the use of this machine.
In 2018, L'OCCITANE supported an ocular screening project involving 5,000 elderly people who do not have the means by which to access eye treatment, for financial reasons and/or on account of being disabled.
In 2019, the L'OCCITANE Foundation and L'OCCITANE Israel supported a project to enable the access to eye treatment to a large number of people in Tel Aviv and in the centre of Israel. The association conducted free screenings of vulnerable elderly people and children. Training courses werealso provided to increase the number of optometrists. Finally, a new method of screening using telemedicine was developed to allow doctors to conduct screening without leaving the hospital. During screening, information on eye diseases were made available with a view to making the beneficiaries aware of these pathologies.