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Hay fever symptoms: how to protect your workforce (and when it might be a sign of something more serious)

Hay fever is a common allergic reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds during the spring and summer months. Grass pollen is the most common allergen (May to July), but tree (February to June) and weed pollens (June to September) can also cause hay fever.

Protecting employees’ eyes from sun exposure

With summer now in full swing, many employees may be at risk of eye damage from the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be as harmful to the eyes as they are to the skin and it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all ‘at work’ activities. Sunglasses may not be the first thought for employers regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), but they are a valid requirement for many employees who work outside or drive for work purposes.

Workplace eye care can save sight

Glaucoma Awareness Week 17 to 23 June

This Glaucoma Awareness Week Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is encouraging employers to provide regular eye tests for employees, to help with the early detection of the potentially life-changing condition. Glaucoma Awareness Week runs from 17 to 23 June 2019.

HR Managers: Don’t turn a blind eye to diabetes

This Diabetes Week (10 – 16 June) Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is warning of the risk of blindness linked to the condition and explaining the role of workplace eye care in its early detection.

Eye care detects high blood pressure in the workplace

Following the release of figures showing millions of people in the UK are living with untreated high blood pressure, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is raising awareness of the role an eye test can play in detecting the condition.

Health & Wellbeing the main Health & Safety focus this year

Health and wellbeing is the top priority for Health and Safety departments in UK businesses this year, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

Eye care promotes wellbeing, productivity and presence

Employers believe that a benefit as simple and cost-effective as eye care can have positive effects on as wide-reaching issues as health and wellbeing, productivity, absenteeism, engagement, morale, recruitment and retention, according to a survey by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

Many employers not providing beneficial eye care

Employers and their employees are missing out by not providing workplace eye care, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. While 63% of UK employers surveyed do provide some level of eye care for employees, more than a third (37%) offer none at all.

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to showcase eVouchers at The Health and Safety Event 2019

9 to 11 April, Birmingham NEC

At this year’s Health and Safety Event, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will be showcasing its eVoucher system for simple and cost-effective workplace eye care.

Employees value eye care for its wider health benefits

Revealing new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare shows today what employers believe staff value in terms of workplace eye care benefits

Zurich teams up with Specsavers

Leading insurer Zurich has appointed Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to provide specialist eye care for Zurich’s engineers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Specsavers will provide Display Screen Equipment (DSE) eye care and prescription safety eyewear for engineers based at the insurer’s Birmingham office.

Employers unaware of full health benefits of eye care

 

Workplace eye care offers a huge range of wider benefits besides checking vision and enabling employers to meet health and safety regulations. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has carried out detailed research with over 500 UK companies to find out how much employers know about the illnesses and conditions which eye care can help to detect.

Majority of employees still provided with over-goggles

The latest research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that the majority of staff who wear prescription glasses are still being provided with safety over-goggles, and that employers are vastly overestimating costs.