Our concern for others
We have been involved in social responsibility projects for many years, supporting young recent graduates in Optics and Optometry and financing non-profit associations working in the field of eyesight protection.
Supporting the profession
With the aim of encouraging and developing research and studies related to the Optometrist Optician profession, we have established an annual, national competition known as the VisionOttica Award in collaboration with ALOeO (the Italian association of optics and optometry graduates), Albo degli Ottici Optometristi (the Italian register of Optometrist Opticians, part of Federottica) and Italian Universities offering degree courses in optics and optometry.
The competition accepts theses from recent graduates of these seven Italian Universities: Turin, Milan, Padua, Florence, Rome, Naples and Lecce.
A panel of eminent people from the world of Optics rewards the best three dissertations based on their originality in dealing with topics related to Optics, Optometry, Contact Lenses, Visual Training and Vision in general.
Since the first edition in 2014 we have awarded fourteen young people with scholarships for a Master’s Degree at a European University and paid internships at centers owned by VisionOttica.
Support of non-profit associations
Andasibé Project Madagascar
Over 600,000 people have benefited from the Andasibé Project initiatives resulting from our collaboration with the Vision+ charity, the mission of which is to contribute to resolving the problem of blindness through national and international projects.
Over the past three years, we have been providing professional financial and logistical support to the opthalmology department of a small hospital in northern Madagascar, around 300 kilometers from the capital, Atananarivo. Many major objectives have been achieved on this island in the Indian Ocean.
In 2013, a car was purchased to transport doctors and patients around Madagascar. In 2014, a training program was devised and set up for opthalmologists and opticians. The following year, the ophthalmology operating theater was inaugurated, while in 2016 the outpatients’ department and laboratory were completed.