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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Essilor gives its fullest commitment to continue supporting CEU


Essilor recently launched the Essilor Sight Center at the Centro Escolar University in Manila last February 26 at the 2nd floor of CEU’s School of Optometry. The center is a training facility with the latest eye care equipment for the use of the university’s Optometry students.  

The launch was attended by CEU president and chief academic officer Dr. Ma. Cristina Padolina, Top Essilor executives led by Essilor AMERA & Digital president Bernhard Neusser,  Essilor ASEAN & KOREA president Kathy Park joined the inauguration rites together with Essilor Philippines general manager Dr. Emelita Roleda.  






The Essilor Sight Center also features  four refraction rooms, a lecture area, and a dispensing area. These have been designed to  give students a hands-on experience in doing eye  exams and dispensing eye glasses to patients, with equipment that include Essilor advanced measuring devices for Presbyopia among many others.  


“We’re very grateful to Essilor for reaching out to the academe and supporting the training of aspiring eye doctors here at CEU. This facility is truly a boost to the training of our students to prepare them to become skilled optometrists in the near future,” said CEU president and chief academic officer Dr. Ma. Cristina Padolina. 

Top executives of Essilor flew in to grace the inauguration. Essilor AMERA & Digital president Bernhard Neusser and Essilor ASEAN & KOREA president Kathy Park joined the inauguration rites together with Essilor Philippines general manager Dr. Emelita Roleda.  



The partnership, according to Neusser, is part of the company’s global thrust to support the training of future eye doctors. “We at Essilor are driven by our mission – to improve lives by improving sight. We do our best to reach out to the 2.7 million across the globe that need eye correction because for us, quality eye care is for everyone. We believe this Essilor Sight Center is a very sound investment that will help us attain that mission by supporting the training of future optometrists.” 

Now, more than ever, there is an urgent and growing need for  highly competent eye care professionals. “Through this partnership, you have given us the opportunity to help in the training of future eye professionals who can provide world-class eye care services to the growing number of patients worldwide,” said Essilor ASEAN & KOREA president Kathy Park.

Finally, Dr. Roleda emphasized the importance of having found the right partner in CEU.   


“Optometry graduates of CEU consistently turn out to be among the top eye care practitioners in the country. We are grateful that with the opening of the Essilor Sight Center, we can now be part of their excellent education and help strengthen this even further with the equipment and facility that are now at their disposal as well as by providing them with hands-on training and access to the Essilor Academy training module. Essilor gives its fullest commitment to continue supporting CEU and our future eye doctors.”  

Essilor has always been in the forefront of providing world-class products for vision correction, prevention, and protection. It continues to deliver numerous initiatives to provide quality vision care for all.



For more than 170 years, Essilor has dominated the market with its world-class flagship brands including Varilux, Crizal, Crizal Transitions, Crizal Eyezen, and Xperio. It continues to innovate its products and spearhead initiatives that will allow it to ensure the visual health of 7.7 billion people worldwide. 

To learn more about the partnership and Essilor, visit www.essilor.com.ph.

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