Essilor has announced that it will invest a further €19 million as part of its efforts to eradicate poor vision in one generation, in line with Essilor's core mission of improving lives by improving sight. The investment follows on from a one-off dividend tax refund from the French tax authorities, which Essilor has decided to allocate to improve awareness and create sustainable vision care infrastructure for the 2.5 billion people in the world living with uncorrected poor vision. This additional contribution of €19 million brings Essilor's total contribution to initiatives to eradicate poor vision to €49 million, the company said.