Marawi 2020

Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF), the philanthropic arm of Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, in partnership with the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists (IPAO), recently launched Marawi 2020, an advocacy campaign dedicated to bringing free eye care and 20,000 eye-glasses to residents of Marawi by year 2020.

It is also set to create a sustainable access to vision care by creating an Eye & Vision Clinic at the Department of Health (DOH) Hospital in Marawi and providing livelihood to local optometrists.

Present during the event were (L-R): Essilor Philippines marketing executive JV Velasco and marketing manager Jinky Navo, EVF ASEAN head Germaine Lye, Marawi City senior consultant on Health and Social Services Dr. Emelda Gandamra-Taib, Essilor regional VP for ASEAN and Korea Kathy Park, Essilor Philippines general manager Dr. Emelita Roleda, Essilor marketing head for AMERA (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Russia and Africa) Ivan Chuavon and Essilor commercial manager Dr. Kyle Galias.

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