This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed May 12, 2009.
OneSight connects Luxottica Group employees worldwide as they work together towards a common goal of providing clear vision to those in need.
Participation in OneSight clinics requires intense teamwork to optimize the use of scant resources and time and, as a result, multi-cultural teams form relationships and learn that diversity may unite rather than divide. This collaboration accelerates inclusion and serves as an integrating influence on the different cultures brought into the Group through acquisitions and geographical expansion.
368,812 people were helped during 20 international clinics across 11 countries, including India for the first time, by teams comprising over 700 volunteers. Glasses were distributed to over a million people in 2008, thanks in part to work by the new recycling centres in Pederobba (Treviso) and North Ryde (Australia), which were opened in 2008 in addition to the three existing structures in Cincinnati (USA), Agordo (Italy) and Port Washington (USA).
The 20 regional clinics in North America, Australia and China enabled 195 volunteers to help 33,807 people; their operations were backed up in 2008 by Vision Vans which worked for 81 days. OneSight volunteers for the first time reached Tianjing in China, where 1,001 people benefited from our services.
Initiatives in communities in North America and Australia helped 240,084 people in optical stores and local missions.
Lastly, OneSight gave US$ 298,875 to 11 research organizations in the United States and Italy, as well as granting 20 optometry degree scholarships in North America.