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VR simulation shows driver eyesight concern

Glaucoma: are your employees at risk?

Company drivers may be putting themselves, the public, and the business at risk from poor eyesight, without even being aware of an issue, according to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. 

Less than a third of employers provide eye care for all

Yet 74% have had their own eyes tested recently

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveals the results of research into workplace eye care provision. The comprehensive survey was conducted among over 500 HR decision makers in both private and public businesses of all sizes across the UK.

Comfort: top priority when choosing safety eyewear, reveals research

From research among over 500 UK companies, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that comfort is the overriding requirement for safety eyewear, in addition to protection.

New Year, New Health

Hidden or symptomless conditions such as high blood pressure a concern for more than 1 in 3… a time to consider benefits with a wider wellbeing impact

Three quarters of companies manage benefits online

New research into advantages of electronic processing

Three quarters (75%) of UK companies now administer their employee benefits online, according to new research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. The survey among more than 500 HR decision makers and heads of businesses investigated the administration processes and associated advantages for companies of all sizes across the country.

45% of employers worry employees’ eyesight is not adequate for driving Road Safety Week, 18 to 24 November 2019

New research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has found nearly half of employers are concerned that employees who drive during the course of their work may not have adequate eyesight to do so safely.

World Diabetes Day 14 November 2019

Do one thing today to help protect your employees

Only one in five adults is aware that an optician can detect signs1 of diabetes during an eye test, which is why Specsavers is raising awareness of the importance of regular eye tests this Diabetes Day (14 November).

Step up employee eyecare with the latest designer frames

A new spectacle range from fresh design talent is now available to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare clients.

Majority of employers do not offer eye care to drivers, potentially putting staff and company reputation at risk

Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare released today shows just 38% of employers offer eye care specifically to drivers.

One third of employees need prescription safety eyewear

A new survey from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has shown that there is a real need for prescription safety eyewear. In a survey* of over 500 UK companies it has been revealed that, on average, a third (33.6%) of employees who require safety eyewear have a prescription requirement.

World Heart Day 29 September 2019

Specsavers supports employers in beating heart disease

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today* but small steps can be taken to help reduce the risk of the condition. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is supporting World Heart Day and asking employers to play a role in beating heart disease.

Experts reveal good eye habits for employees

National Eye Health Week: September 23-29

Health and wellbeing are high on the agenda for many UK businesses, but how many prioritise the health of employees’ eyes and sight? Evidence suggests our eye health is not something we pay close enough attention to as a quarter of people say they do not have their eyes checked every two years,* despite provision of eye care being a health and safety requirement under many circumstances.

A third of employees are not provided with hearing protection

Research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveals that one-third (34%) of employees who require hearing protection for work purposes are not provided with it by their employer. The research took place among employers in all business sizes across the UK.

Specsavers supports Hastings Direct at Wellfest

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare supported Hastings Direct at its 2019 Wellfest event. Hastings Direct, a fast growing, agile, data and digitally focused general insurance provider to the UK market held Wellfest to celebrate the anniversary of its wellbeing programme.

Should you be providing DSE eye care?

New research. Smart phone information.

The widespread use of smart phones means that people are using display screen equipment more than ever in the workplace, so it is important that eye care policies keep pace, according to Specsavers.

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.