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Today, almost 285 million people are blind or visually impaired, whereas 80% of blindness is avoidable. This problem affects particularly the low - or medium - income countries, where over 90% of the visually impaired live (World Health Organization).

Fighting avoidable blindness

In this context, the Foundation decided to get involved in this subject by funding NGOs projects to fight avoidable blindness around the world and by contributing to ophthalmologic research and local specialists’ training. Since the creation of the Foundation, more than 2,000,000 people could receive eye care in developing countries. 

Since 2015, its program "UNION FOR VISION 10by20" gathers the different initiatives of L'OCCITANE worldwide and sets a new goal: to reach 10 million beneficiaries of eye care by 2020.

Logo 10by20

The Foundation encourages L’OCCITANE subsidiaries worldwide to support the fight against avoidable blindness. Paying close attention to their commitment, the latter take action and present each year more than twenty projects with local partners. These projects are cofinanced by the subsidiaries and by the L’OCCITANE Foundation.

Vitamine A Supplémentation       UNICEF: international partnership
Dépistage oculaire au Burkina Faso       Our projects in Burkina Faso
Myanmar Beneficiary       The subsidiaries' projects
Logo IAPB       IAPB: membership & acknowledgment
L'OCCITANE Sight Awards       L'OCCITANE Sight Awards
Hôpital Volant ORBIS       ORBIS: eye care for all
Logo Our Children's Vision       Our Children's Vision