Rohit Sharma, Oakley collaborate with OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation

The primary objective of the collaboration between Rohit Sharma, Oakley and OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is to raise understanding about the significance of good sight.

The global leader in sports performance eyewear, Oakley and Rohit Sharma, the captain of the men’s Indian cricket team and Oakley brand ambassador in India, have joined forces with the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.

This initiative has been made to raise understanding about the significance of good sight and to provide viable access to eye care where it is not currently available.

During the full-day event in Gurugram, about 1000 disadvantaged school-aged children aged 10 to 15 years attended an eye clinic to evaluate their visual acuity. Children who needed vision correction were given free Oakley Eyeglasses equipped with prescription lenses.

The partnership between Oakley, Rohit Sharma, and the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation aims to improve the lives of individuals by increasing the availability of vision care while encouraging the transformational potential of sports. The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation will keep working to provide vision examinations and glasses to school-aged children in Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, with the goal of reaching 1,000 children.

On the initiative, Rohit Sharma, said, “I am honoured to be a part of this empowering initiative by Oakley and OneSight. The initiative is in the right direction towards helping create awareness about vision correction, especially among children. The future belongs to our children and timely access to vision care and correction plays an important role in building and securing their future. I am grateful to be doing my part in being able to make a difference in our community with Oakley and OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation.”

Narasimhan Narayanan, President, EssilorLuxottica, South Asia, said, “We are committed to ensuring access to vision care to all, especially more focused among children, as it profoundly impacts their overall development and future prospects. At the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, we strive to address the barriers that hinder vision care accessibility and raise awareness about the transformative power of good vision. We are partnering with various state governments in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir for delivering quality eye care services. By investing in the well-being of our children, we are contributing towards a brighter future for generations to come.”

Anurag Hans, Head of Mission, EssilorLuxottica and President, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, said, “The collaboration between Rohit Sharma, Oakley and our Foundation reflects our shared commitment to making a difference in people’s lives by promoting access to vision care and the transformative power of sports. When icons like Rohit, who are loved by millions of fans around the globe, join us in raising awareness about the importance of good vision, it really motivates people and policy makers to take action to ensure clear vision for all. We look forward to continuing our efforts together towards raising awareness and increasing access to vision care both in India and globally.”

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