Essilor UK have once again agreed to sponsor this year’s Cycling for Sight event which is now hosted by Vision Aid Overseas (Incorporating Optometry Giving Sight UK).

Essilor will be sponsoring the event for a generous £5,000 which is enough to help Vision Aid Overseas provide 1, 000 children and adults living in Africa access eye tests and glasses which can completely change their lives.

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Essilor, Nigel Corbett said

"Essilor’ s Mission is Improving Lives by Improving Sight and we are committed to our partnership with Vision Aid Overseas to help bring eye care solutions and services to the children and adults who need our support around the world."

In addition to sponsoring the event, Essilor will also be supporting five of their employees to attend the annual cycling event  organised by CET provider Eyecare on Sunday 28th August 2016 in the Lake District to get involved and Cycle for Sight.

Update- 3rd November 2016

On Sunday 28th August 2016, 35 cyclists cycled across the Lake District in support of Vision Aid Overseas which now incorporates Optometry Giving Sight in the UK.

Due to the hard work and commitment from the cyclists, Eye Care who organised the event and generous support from our sponsors (Essilor, Zeiss, MC Square, Rodenstock and Topcon) this year’s cycling for sight has raised nearly £15,000 which is enough to provide up to 3,000 children and adults access to essential eye care and glasses.

On behalf of Vision Aid Overseas, we would like to thank everyone involved.

If you would like to sponsor a Vision Aid Overseas event or any of your employees to attend a Vision Aid Overseas event like Essilor, please email fundraising@visionaidoverseas.org or call 01293 535 016.