Our Patients are Our Inspiration

We marvel at the magic of our eyes, yet we are acutely aware there are many who do not fully experience the wonder of this gift. Nearly 285 million people around the world face impaired vision, and 80% of those cases are preventable with early diagnosis and treatment. We are committed to changing these statistics.

Honoring Our Eyes

See Better - Live Better

We are relentless in our pursuit to help people honor their eyes across their entire lives. Innovation is at the heart of our organization and embedded in all we do. It fuels our discovery and development of new products and also extends to our collaborations, education and community efforts to bring new solutions to those in need.

Nearsightedness
Nearsightedness, also known as Myopia.

Nearsightedness, also known as Myopia.

Myopia is a condition where distant objects appear blurry. The myopic eye is slightly longer than normal and is corrected with minus powered lenses.

Uncorrected myopia is the leading cause of distance vision impairment globally.

Nearly 5 Billion
It is projected that by 2050, nearly five billion people (half the global population) will have this ailment. 
Beauty & Performance
Beauty & Performance

It's on trend: there is growing interest in contact lenses that correct vision and also enhance the beauty of our eyes. Beauty lenses are medical devices and eyes are sensitive- making it essential to have an eye exam and proper fitting by an eye care professional. 

Farsightedness
Farsightedness

There are two kinds of farsightedness: Presbyopia and Hyperopia.


Presbyopia is an age-related, decreased ability to see nearby objects, especially in low light. Everyone will become presbyopic, usually starting around the age of 40.

 

Hyperopia affects people of all ages and is where near and occasionally distant objects appear blurry. The hyperopic eye is slightly shorter than normal and is corrected with plus powered lenses.
 

62% Increase
Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 billion people had presbyopia in 2011. This number is expected to increase to 2.1 billion by 2020.
Astigmatism
Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a variation in the curvature of the cornea - the clear, round dome covering the eye's iris and pupil - or in the shape of the eye's lens. Astigmatism results in blurred or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the amount of astigmatism.

1 in 3
This refractive error occurs in 1 in 3 people in the U.S. and may occur in combination with near- or farsightedness.
Glaucoma
Glaucoma

Glaucoma usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye, causing increased pressure within the eye which can damage the optic nerve.

2nd Leading Cause
Glaucoma, known as the "Silent Thief of Sight," is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. (behind macular degeneration) and the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide (behind cataracts).
Dry Eye
Dry Eye

Tears help maintain the health of the front surface of the eye and help to maintain clear vision. Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye.

Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. 

340 Million +
More than 340 million suffer from dry eye globally.
Cataracts
Cataracts

A clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye.

 

 

# 1 Cause
Cataracts are the #1 cause of preventable blindness, which represented about 20 million people in 2010.

Worldwide Eye Facts

50%
10%

50% of the world's population needs vision correction,
while only 10% are treated

4.8 Billion

By 2050, 4.8 billion people 
(half of the world’s population)
is projected to be myopic

100.000.000

Cataracts are the main cause of preventable blindness worldwide and impacts 100 million eyes

Learn how we are committed to address these global problems