How is that thinking translating into goals for the decade ahead?
We hope to lead the market in creating more awareness around vision care and health. There is a big issue with near-sightedness – or myopia – among younger generations. It’s estimated that around half of the youth in China are near sighted. We want to make sure people are educated on the issue and that they receive the proper eye care they need.
We also believe there is lots of room to improve the optical market in Greater China in terms of lenses. Currently, as little as 3% of the market in China uses progressive lenses. This is lagging behind many other countries.
We’re doing a lot of work on social impact and responsibility too. For example, this year we partner with ZEISS to roll out a charity program to provide eye check-ups for rural primary school students in Hunan province. This is one of many initiatives we will have over the coming years.
PUYI OPTICAL has the capacity to help the world in many ways. We’re very aware of our current impact and our potential, and we’ll be doing the best we can over the coming years too.