Seeing the World Better: Piolo Pascual for Essilor

Did you know that across the globe, 4 billion people need visual correction, and in the Philippines, over 20 million individuals need visual correction? That’s according to a recent study, because of this, Essilor has launched a public awareness campaign, “Seeing the World Better”. Essilor is a top global ophthalmic lenses manufacturer, the campaign is the company’s way of helping the world see better by raising awareness about the importance of healthy vision and address the alarming number of visual impairment cases in the country.

Read about: Essilor Sight Center at Manila Central University

Aside from seeing the world better with perfect vision, you can also see clearly their newest brand ambassador, Piolo Pascual.

Piolo Pascual for Essilor

Trivia: Piolo Pascual has 20/20 vision. But why does he wear glasses? Apparently, we all need to wear glasses for prevention and protection. Even if you have 20/20 vision like Piolo Pascual, our daily exposure to harmful UV rays and blue light will damage our retina. UV rays come from the sun while blue light comes from our computer screens, smartphones, and tablets.

Piolo Pascual for essilor

Good eye health is a serious matter because it is essential to performing practically all our daily tasks. Without good vision, we can only do so much and this limitation can stand in the way of achieving our goals. – Piolo Pascual

 “Seeing the World Better” campaign aims to impart three important messages:

  1. Prevention – Essilor lenses help prevent age-related eye diseases
  2. Protection – It also helps provide everyday protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays and harmful blue light
  3. Correction – Promote the initial purpose of Essilor which is to help correct eyesight.


It’s time to have your eyes checked. As for me, I’ve been wearing glasses and contact lenses since high school. My current grade is 3.25 on the right, and 1.75 on the left. I have a lazy eye. I always have my eyes checked annually since my eye grade fluctuates. I always get the special lens with UV protection because my work requires me to be in front of the computer all the time. This time, I want the Crizal Transitions lenses, these special kind of lenses adapt to lighting conditions. It’s also perfect this summer.

How about you, do you have healthy vision? If not, what’s your eye grade?


  1. I had no idea vision problems were so widespread! I’m glad the “Seeing the World Better” campaign is working to bring recognition to this issue and helping people to find appropriate corrections.


  2. I already have prescription glasses for reading and I see an ophthalmologist every 6 months for a condition I have called Drusin. Strangely enough ophthalmologists don’t do vision tests anymore-or at least mine doesn’t! I really do need to get my vision checked and have been searching for a goo safe place to have that done!


  3. Funny that I’m reading this today, because my daughter and I just went for our annual eye exmas last week! It’s so important to see clearly and get your eyes examined regularly.


  4. I wear contacts so must see my doctor every year. Good point about wearing glasses for protection even if you have great eye sight.


  5. Omg what a great campaign!! I have the worst vision ever so I can relate to this cause a lot 🙂


  6. I love those glasses. Having warn them since I was 7 I don’t know a world without them


  7. My vision has weakened dramatically when I reached my 40s. I just changed my prescription but I feel like I have to change it again. Thanks for sharing this.


  8. I have a very high grade when it comes to glasses. I’ll consider essilor the next time I get glasses or contacts.


  9. This is sounds like an amazing organization! I love any organization that can help kids out.


  10. We keep a close eye on our vision in this family. I had no idea that wearing glasses could actually prevent damage! Interesting!


  11. It is something most people.. tend to ignore until its too late… this is so important.


  12. Rebecca Swenor says

    This is truly an awesome campaign indeed. It is so important to know the dangers of UV rays etc on your eyes. Which I do have to make an appointment for a check up which I get every 2 yrs. Thanks for sharing.


  13. Makapag-salamin na nga.. para magmukha namana kong intellectual.


  14. I agree. Wearing Eyeglass is must, I always wear them when I am on my computer and in sunny days.


  15. Sharon Phillips says

    What a great campaign. I didn’t know that there were so many people with such bad eyes. Mine are horrible and getting worse everyday. Your eyesight is very important.



  1. […] Essilor Philippines inaugurated its first Sight Center at the Manila Central University (MCU) last June 9, 2015. This is in response to reports that over 20 million Filipinos are in need of visual correction. This is still a part of Essilor’s public awareness campaign, Seeing the World Better. […]

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