Essilor Philippines warns public on eye refraction scam

Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company and the makers of Crizal®, Transitions® and Varilux® warns the general public against unscrupulous individuals who go around the country claiming to be eye doctors and collecting money for eye refraction supposedly on behalf of the company.download

This warning is being issued in response to complaints from consumers who were approached by these pseudo eye doctors for eye refraction in exchange for a fee, and were given an Essilor order form as proof of purchase. No eyeglasses were said to have been provided during or after these transactions.

The company is currently investigating these complaints and will exercise all legal actions against those deemed guilty of the offence.

The public is advised that Essilor Philippines does not in any way solicit money for vision screening outside of its accredited vendors, clinics, and licensed eye care professionals. Consumers who require eye refraction are advised to visit accredited optical shops, eye clinics and deal only with licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists. The company also conducts vision screenings in select communities for free. Essilor does not sell its products directly to consumers, but through accredited optical shops, eye clinics, and licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Essilor Philippines requests the public to beware of this scam and to report any suspicious transactions and individuals engaged in this fraudulent act at www.essilor.com.ph.