By being globally active
Being globally active gives us the possibility to contribute to the social challenge of providing access to affordable and high-quality eye care that many governments still face [see 2018 Annual Report: Section: The world around us
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By being present in more than 40 countries, including many emerging economies in Asia and Latin America, we are able to meet the growing demand for qualified optical specialists and help those most in need of eye care. In 2018, our worldwide store network totaled 7,095, compared to 7,001 in the previous year. This net increase was in line with our network optimization strategy.
Store numbers (per segment)
|America & Asia||1,678||1,777||1,796|