Essilor Vision Foundation Canada Supports Frontline Healthcare Workers with PPE Donation

Essilor Vision Foundation Canada (EVFC) has partnered with Essilor Canada to donate 10,000 goggles and protective glasses and 20,000 face shields in support of the efforts of frontline healthcare workers in Canada. This equipment will help keep frontline workers safe while they care for their patients and battle the ongoing pandemic. This donation is part of Essilor’s broader activities to support our communities through these difficult times.

The federal government as well as 19 hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout Canada have received the equipment. As the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, so too have the protocols and practices for personal protective equipment (PPE), with a growing focus on eye protection. EVFC encourages everyone to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them.

“As a responsible organization, we remain committed to working with stakeholders to support efforts to battle this pandemic,” says Christophe Perreault, President of Essilor Canada and chair of EVFC. “During these unprecedented times, we have created assistance programs and training initiatives to help our partners within the industry cope and recover. We’ve also provided prescription eye protection to those treating patients and provided essential services through our national network of laboratories.”

“Essilor Vision Foundation Canada wished to help our country through this pandemic with what it does best, protect, correct and enhance the vision, and thus the lives of Canadians,” says Simon Robert, Executive director of Essilor Vision Foundation Canada.

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