Volunteering at a clinic is an experience that will always carry with you.
OneSight’s Role in the Vision Care Crisis
OneSight is an independent nonprofit providing access to quality vision care and glasses in underserved communities worldwide. Our mission is to eradicate the vision care crisis in our lifetime. As a global vision care leader since 1988, we’ve impacted more than 10 million lives across 46 countries and are leading solutions to bring sustainable access to quality vision care for all.
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“When many people think about OneSight, they think it is an experience where you are just asked to give, but what they don’t know is that the effort you put in is nothing compared to what you receive.”
What to Expect as a Volunteer
- Up to one (1) week of a vision clinic set up by OneSight volunteers with the help of local support
- EssilorLuxottica team members and doctors attend clinics to hand-deliver vision care and eyewear
- Patients receive a thorough optical exam by a licensed optometrist and eyewear is dispensed
- Clinic teams are a blend of skilled optical and non-optical EssilorLuxottica team members
- All team members will have pre and onsite training from experienced OneSight team members and doctors
How to Apply
Visit My OneSight between September 1 – October 4
Selected clinic team members will be announced on OneDay, December 14, 2021
“You experience something special every day on a OneSight clinic. There are so many life-changing experiences, I wish I could share them all.”
Frequently Asked Questions (And Our Answers)
What are OneSight Charitable Vision Clinics?
Charitable Vision Clinics are up to one (1) week events that are set up by OneSight volunteers with the help of local support. EssilorLuxottica employees and doctors attend clinics to hand-deliver free vision care and eyewear. Patients receive a thorough optical exam by a licensed optometrist and new eyewear is dispensed. These clinic teams are a blend of skilled optical and non-optical team members and include a balance of alumni and first-time volunteers. All team members selected for Charitable Vision Clinics will have pre-clinic and onsite training from experienced clinic alumni and doctors. In 2022, clinic assignments will most likely be selected regionally with limited international travel.
What are OneSight Manufacturing Clinics?
Manufacturing Clinics are up to one (1) week manufacturing events hosted at a OneSight Resource Center in North America. This unique clinic model focuses on manufacturing complete pairs of eyewear in prescription ranges most commonly needed for OneSight clinic patients. Manufacturing teams are comprised of skilled manufacturing and non-manufacturing team members. All team members selected for Manufacturing Clinics will receive onsite training. In 2022, these events will only be held in Cincinnati/Midwest Region and with limited availability.
What are OneSight Sustainable Projects?
This opportunity is different from a traditional OneSight Charitable Vision Clinic. Sustainable projects require more in-depth, extended engagement with EssilorLuxottica employees with specific expertise. Our goal is to engage a global team of cross-functional experts to develop OneSight’s sustainable projects including opening permanent vision centers in countries where we serve. Team members are selected based on their special skills ranging from optics, manufacturing, finance, marketing and beyond. These teams will work together to establish permanent in-country vision centers. In 2022, clinic assignments will remain focused on selection at a regional level with limited international travel.
Why should I apply for a OneSight Clinic experience?
Volunteering for a Charitable Vision Clinic, Manufacturing Clinic or Sustainable Project provides incredible personal and professional development opportunities, including leadership and team building skills. These experiences offer the chance to work side-by-side with EssilorLuxottica colleagues from around the world while helping those most in need of vision care.
Am I eligible to apply?
Any employee (full- or part-time / 20+ hours) in good standing who has worked for the company at least one year as of September 1, 2021 is eligible to apply. Casual part-time, contractors or temp employees are not eligible.
DO I NEED TO BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND A ONESIGHT CLINIC?
All participants volunteering for a clinic must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination if requested. At OneSight, we want to do our best to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our employees, volunteers and patients. (Vaccination Policy)
I am a sublease doctor, can I apply?
Yes! We welcome applications from all licensed operators.
I am a doctor and/or Licensed Operator, can I apply?
Yes! We welcome applications from all licensed operators (including Pearle Vision, Essilor, etc).
I am a vendor who works with EssilorLuxottica. Can I apply?
No. EssilorLuxottica-affiliated vendors are not eligible to apply for OneSight Clinics. However, some spots are reserved and awarded based on financial contributions/OneSight sponsorship. For more information, contact Tracey Drzich at TDrzich@onesight.org.
How do I apply?
Visit OneSight.org/apply between September 1 and October 4. Be ready to answer general background questions (like your name, address, job title—standard “get to know you” stuff) and short open-ended questions. Click the “Submit” button once finished. This notifies your supervisor it is time to complete his/her portion. Your application is not final until your supervisor has reviewed it and submitted it to OneSight. Make sure your supervisor has plenty of time to finish his/her portion.
What is the application code?
You will need a code to start your application. When you land on the initial page to get started, please enter “apply2022” to begin.
Can I apply for all three types of clinics?
Yes! You can apply for one or all three but will only be selected for one.
When is my application due?
Applications will be accepted for 2022 Charitable Vision Clinics, Manufacturing Clinics and Sustainable Projects through Monday, October 4, 2021. Remember, your application is not final until your supervisor has completed his/her portion.
Do I have to complete my application all at once?
No. You will be asked to create a username and password to begin your application. All information will be saved and can be completed at a later time using the username and password you created.
I started my application and cannot remember my password. How can I get my password?
Simply enter your username and select the “forgot password” option. Your password will be emailed to you.
How will I know if my supervisor has approved my application?
All applicants will receive confirmation once their application is 100% complete and supervisor approved. It is also a great idea to discuss your interest in applying with your supervisor in advance and to confirm his or her email address (applicants will enter it during the application process). Store associates should not use their store email address for their supervisor, as it will not work.
How is my application scored?
Applications are reviewed by OneSight and EssilorLuxottica Global HR Managers.
When will I be notified if I was selected for a OneSight clinic?
Selected team members will receive an email from OneSight on OneDay, scheduled for Tuesday, December 14. Additionally, full clinic team lists will be posted on the My OneSight section of www.onesight.org by 1pm Eastern Standard Time.
Can I attend more than one clinic each year?
No. Employees who are selected can only be placed on one clinic per year. At times there are exceptions for those who may be needed to serve in a leadership role for US Regional Clinics as the local coordinator in their home city.
Do I have to use my PTO while attending a OneSight clinic?
No. All employees* are paid for their time at clinic and do not have to use PTO to attend.
*The only exception are Australia or New Zealand employees who are assigned to a clinic outside of Australia or New Zealand ; they are required to use annual leave. All other Australia or New Zealand local clinics are paid for by EssilorLuxottica.
Can I select my clinic location?
No. Team members cannot select their clinic locations, but they can indicate which months they prefer to attend and the clinic type they wish to attend.
If I am selected and my availability changes, can I be placed on another clinic?
OneSight cannot guarantee that associates will be placed on another team but will evaluate each situation as it arises.
Can ANYONE APPLY FOR A CLINIC?
At this time, clinic applications are available for any EssilorLuxottica employee. See restrictions above.
Have additional Questions?
Email Tami Wittenauer at firstname.lastname@example.org