EssilorLuxottica entered Fortune magazine's 2019 Change the World List, which includes 52 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business. The Franco-Italian company ranked 17th on the list. Essilor International, part of EssilorLuxottica, has released a new report quantifying the global scale of uncorrected poor vision. It is entitled Eliminating poor vision in a generation: what will it take to eliminate uncorrected refractive errors by 2050? According to the report, a total investment of $14 billion will be necessary to eliminate uncorrected vision by 2050. Uncorrected vision affects 2.7 billion people around the world, 90 percent of whom live at the bottom of the economic pyramid, and costs the global economy $272 billion in lost productivity each year. By 2050, uncorrected vision is projected to reach epidemic proportions, with more than 50 percent of the world's population expected to suffer from myopia, including serious vision-threatening side effects and long-term implications. The report has been published with analytical support from McKinsey & Company. The key findings of the report were presented alongside the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 24, at a panel discussion hosted by Essilor in partnership with Devex, the social enterprise and media platform.