Staying true to its commitment of saving sight for 20 years now, L’Occitane partnered with Fred Hollows Foundation to demonstrate their support for visually impaired individuals where we can also take part.
Recently, L’Occitane has opened their newly renovated counter in Rustan’s Shangri-la, in time for the World Sight Day, where the Fred Hollows Foundation, an international eye health NGO, and L’Occitane paved way for a whole day free eye screening inside Rustan’s.
“Our commitment to ensuring better eyesight for Filipinos goes beyond World Sight Day. This year, we are supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation to implement eye health programs that targeting indigenous people,” says Katherina Maclang, L’Occitane Division Manager.
Formulated with natural ingredients, every L’Occitane product, from their signature fragrance to essential oil, is proven to not irritate the eyes. With a commitment for utmost inclusivity, L’Occitane has been using braille labeling to let visually impaired individuals identify and rightfully enjoy their products.
“Right now, we’re focusing on sight. We are part of Union For Vision, meaning L’Occitane is part of the advocacy that by 2020, we will have supported 10 million already,” shares Ana Grape, L’Occitane Education Manager. “Upon my recent check, it’s at 8,184,034, and we could be part of this number.”
As a global thrust for the UNION FOR VISION 10by20 programme, L’Occitane Philippines, in partnership with Fred Hollows Foundation, supports their projects through various sight-saving and fund-raising activities to fight preventable blindness. And, here’s how you can take part, take with you a limited edition beauty kits on your next visit to L’Occitane counters.
“According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, 273 million people around the world are visually impaired, and around 1.2 billion need glasses to see better,” shares Mardi Mapa-Suplido, The Fred Hollows Foundation Philippines Country Manager. “From our free screening event last year, we were surprised to know that even in Manila, a lot of people never had their eyes checked.”
“Four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be. Many eye diseases can be prevented and treated if they are detected early on, so regular eye checks are really important,” adds Mapa-Suplido.
While it’s bright as sunshine in every corner of L’Occitane’s counter, their advocacy in making every vision clearer resonates. Especially for every L’Occitane product that smells as good as entering a field of flowers, our vision impaired friends can identify and pick their own essentials.
You can visit any L’Occitane counters or stores for the limited edition beauty kits. For more information on L’Occitane and Fred Hollows Foundation, visit their websites at ph.loccitane.com and www.hollows.org.