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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.

Employers cite improved health, wellbeing, productivity and morale as advantages to workplace eye care

New research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that employers believe improved health, wellbeing, productivity and morale are the biggest advantages of offering eye care.

Lack of eye care provision at work

Health and wellbeing the main reason for providing eye care

Only half (52%) of companies and organisations provide employees with eye care at work, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

Britain’s ageing workforce at eye health risk

The record number of older people in employment are being urged to make their eye health a priority as pension entitlement ages increase.

Migraine in the workplace – how eye care can help

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, affecting an estimated one in seven people globally1. Migraine Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the condition and this year focusses on the impact of migraines in the workplace.

Reward Gateway offers Specsavers discounts to over 1.5m employees

The number of employees being offered Specsavers discounts through engagement hub, Reward Gateway, has now topped 1.5 million.

Designer frames increase eyecare take-up

Research revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggests that offering designer frames increases take-up of eyecare benefits and reflects well on the company. This may prove useful information for safety managers providing DSE eye care, safety eyewear and/or driver eye care.

Protecting the eyes from sun exposure

Employers have responsibilities to employees regarding all ‘at work’ activities. With the summer finally seeming to have started in earnest, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is encouraging employers to consider eye care as part of their sun protection policy.

New-look eye care website central tool for employers

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has updated its website, increasing its use as an eye care tool for employers.

The new site is designed to be much more intuitive and user-friendly. Crucially, it enables employers to quickly and easily access information and tools to assist with managing workplace eye care.

Benefiting from workplace eye care

89% of employees value eye care, but employers spend less time communicating it than other benefits

New research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare shows how employers and employees value eye care as an employee benefit.

Eyecare and wellbeing link registers in Scotland

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has held two health and wellbeing fairs for one of its customers, Registers of Scotland.

Registers of Scotland is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 18 public registers. These relate to land, property, and other legal documents. Specsavers provides enhanced eyecare for the public-sector organisation’s screen users and works with the organisation to promote the wider benefits of eyecare to employees.

Majority of employers still providing over-goggles

Important new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that over half (54%) of employers still provide safety over-goggles to those who wear everyday glasses.

Employees benefit from Specsavers upskilling awareness in glaucoma

All Specsavers teams are being upskilled to better support patients with glaucoma – the leading cause of irreversible sight loss.

Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is thought to affect 700,000 people in the UK today, but as many as 50% of cases are undiagnosed.

Employers not recognising smartphones as DSE

Research issued today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals the extent of smartphone use for work purposes but highlights the lack of related employee eyecare.

World Cancer Day, 4 February: the role of eyecare in screening

World Cancer Day takes place on the 4 February 2018, uniting the world in the fight against cancer. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals to take action. With routine eyecare being able to help with the early detection of various cancers, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare believes the employer too has an important role to play. 

Specsavers celebrate Fujitsu win

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is proud to announce that household name, Fujitsu, is benefiting from its trusted eyecare services.

SMEs failing to provide DSE eyecare

New figures from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggest there is a lack compliance among SMEs with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations. 

Specsavers makes benefits road trip for Sky

As well as being Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business Sky is also a role model for employee benefits and wellbeing. To aid with communication and education, Sky has held a number of benefits fairs, to which Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has been invited.

DSE compliance at just 10%

New figures from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggest there is a lack compliance with the Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment regulations. While the research, undertaken among over 500 senior decision makers from UK companies, shows a willingness towards providing DSE eyecare, it reveals a little as 10% of employers are fully complying with the regulations.

New-service success for Specsavers with ScotRail

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is celebrating the successful launch of a brand new eyecare service for ScotRail. The new Visual Acuity Assessment has been established by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to meet the specific needs of Scotland’s railway alliance.

World Sight Day - 12th October 2017

This World Sight Day, 12 October, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is asking employers to consider what they can do to help reduce blindness statistics.

Do dark evenings put your workplace drivers at risk?

With driving for work purposes having its risks, the clocks changing and the evenings drawing in serves as a timely reminder for employers to make sure they are protecting their staff.

Specsavers adds more exciting frame options to popular JCB range

With the new JCB range of prescription safety glasses proving a huge success, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has added four new exciting frame options to the collection.

Employers need to consider employee use of smartphones in their DSE policies

Research conducted by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has shown the extent of smartphone use in everyday working roles

    New research from Specsavers and YouGov: Small business employers look at gender and age when considering workplace eyecare benefits

    New research revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare uncovers the demographics of eyecare benefits in small businesses. The research took place among more than 230 senior members of staff with a decision-making HR remit in small businesses in the UK.

    Specsavers to supply Admiral with eyecare

    UK-based insurance giant Admiral has taken on Specsavers Corporate Eyecare as its new provider of workplace eyecare.

    Offer Kylie to your employees

    Best-selling designer specs brand Kylie Minogue Eyewear is now available to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare clients, enabling them to offer the range to staff.

    16,000 JCB safety frames dispensed in three months

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is delighted to announce that in three months since the launch of its new range of JCB prescription safety eyewear, 16,000 frames have already been dispensed.

    Warning over poor driver eyesight prosecutions for employers

    It is generally understood that as an ‘at work’ activity, driving for work purposes comes within an employer’s responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act. In its latest ‘fit to drive’ campaign, road-safety charity Brake has highlighted that the organisation may be prosecuted if a crash is proven to have resulted from lack of fitness to drive and the organisation is judged to have been negligent in preventing it.

    Comfort and aesthetics vital to safety eyewear success

    Research among more than one thousand employees and five hundred employers has revealed the importance of not only comfort, but also aesthetics, to the success of workplace safety eyewear.

    New research from Specsavers and YouGov: employers look at gender and age when considering workplace eyecare benefits

    New research revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare uncovers the demographics of eyecare benefits in the workplace. The research took place among over 500 senior members of staff with a decision-making HR remit in UK companies.

    Specsavers launches new JCB safety eyewear range

    In a significant industry move, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is delighted to today announce the launch of its new range of JCB prescription safety eyewear.

    New research from Specsavers and YouGov: gender and age dictate how much you sit in front of a screen

    The latest research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveals the extent of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) use in the workplace and the related concerns employers have regarding eyesight.

    Employee Benefit Saves Lives

    Proving just how valuable eyecare really is as an employee benefit, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has today revealed that in 2016, its optometrists helped to spot symptoms of 120 life or sight-threatening conditions.

    Specsavers calls on employers to encourage sight tests for World Cancer Day

    With World Cancer Day on 4 February, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is calling on employers to encourage their staff to make the most of their eyecare benefits and have an eye test.

    New warning over undiagnosed high blood pressure highlights importance of employee eyecare

    The British Heart Foundation’s Director of Innovation in Health and Wellbeing, Jenny Hargrave, has asserted that tackling blood pressure is crucial to improving the nation’s heart health.

    Cost-effective eyecare benefits for small companies

    Providing employee benefits and wellbeing initiatives can be challenging and expensive for smaller businesses and organisations, with certain benefits being prohibitively expensive for SMEs. However, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is urging smaller businesses to consider eyecare as an affordable and highly valued benefit, making it possible for them to provide eyecare benefits equal to those of their large corporate cousins.

    New corporate account manager delivers client engagement for Specsavers

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare announces today the appointment of Andrew West as a new Corporate Account Manager.

    2017 wish list from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

    Dear Santa,

    This Christmas we are asking for the little things, which could make a big difference...

    Specsavers meets three-fold need for Midland Aerospace

    The team Midland Aerospace Limited are the latest to benefit from the services of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. eVouchers will be made available to all the aircraft engineers’ employees, providing safety eyewear, DSE eyecare and sight tests, as appropriate.

    Virgin Atlantic brings wellbeing into focus

    Virgin Atlantic has brought wellbeing into focus with the help of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. The airline giant has a reputation for how well it looks after its customers and it’s clear that this caring attitude extends to its people as well. Virgin Atlantic arranged a wellbeing event and invited all members of staff to attend, which, along with eyecare expertise, offered advice on stopping smoking, alcohol awareness, HIV and AIDS awareness, safe sun and fitness guides.

    Road safety week 21st – 27th November 2016

    The annual national Road Safety Week returns from 21 to 27 November. Coordinated by road safety charity Brake and sponsored by Specsavers, the initiative is this year asking people to ‘Make the Pledge’ to drive less and do everything they can to protect themselves and the people around them. The pledge is relevant to everyone, whether they are drivers or not, and Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is highlighting the particular area where employers can make a difference.

    Implement employee eyecare to save lives

    Every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack with around 30% being fatal[1] . High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be a warning sign of heart problems and can often be detected during an eye examination. As such, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is urging employers to consider implementing employee eyecare not just to comply with legal regulations but to actually help save lives.

    Driving at night

    Specsavers’ clinical adviser provides guidance for employers and employees

    Driving is recognised as one of the most dangerous work tasks that most people perform. When the clocks change and the evenings draw in, many employees who drive for work purposes will be doing so in the dark. Employers have a responsibility for the health and safety of all employees carrying out work activities, this includes when they are driving for work.

    Multi-generational eyecare benefits

    With a progressively diverse age-range in the workforce and the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) meaning employees can work for longer, multi-generational benefits are increasingly vital for a fully inclusive benefits offering.

    State of the Nation: Eye Health report

    The employer’s role

    Following a ground-breaking research report entitled State of the Nation: Eye Health 2016 being revealed at the House of Lords, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is looking at the role employers can play.

    Digital Detox

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is helping employers to educate their employees on how to protect their eyesight against potential digital damage following recent data which shows the average person spends 8 hours 45 minutes a day on electronic devices.

    Employee eyesight at risk

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is warning employers in the oil and gas industry of the dangers of ill-fitting safety eyewear. In research carried out on behalf of the employee eyecare experts, nearly half of employers (49%) stated they worry that staff remove safety eyewear when it is not safe to do so.

    Employers going the extra mile with their drivers’ eyesight

    Demand for driver eyecare at work has increased significantly, with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare announcing today that it has seen a threefold increase in the last 12 months. In 2014 the opticians launched eVouchers for drivers, which were immediately taken on board by employers, and their popularity has gone from strength to strength.

    Employee eyesight at risk

    Results of safety eyewear research revealed

    Nearly half of employers (49%) worry that staff remove safety eyewear when it is not safe to do so, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    Specsavers on track with ScotRail

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has won a significant new contract to provide eyecare for employees at Scotland’s Railway, ScotRail.

    The New PPE Regulation – what employers need to know

    With the EU referendum result coming just a few weeks after the new EU PPE Regulation came into force, employers may now be wondering where they stand. It is expected to be two years until the UK leaves the EU, so until then, the message is ‘business as usual’. With this in mind, the fact that UK organisations will want to continue to trade with Europe, that the PPE market in the UK has been based on EU directives for a generation, and that our health and safety system is so successful – it is unlikely that much will change. 

    Making safety eyewear work for you

    In situations where safety eyewear is required, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare believes there are five key factors in enabling employers to make the most of their provision and find an eyecare solution that works successfully for employee and employer alike.

    Potential risk: Lack of eyecare for employees who drive

    Employers are putting their employees and their company reputation at risk by not providing eyecare for employees who drive. This is according to research revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    How to reduce effects of hay fever, from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is sharing advice on how hay fever sufferers can treat symptoms to mark Allergy Awareness Week (25 April – 1 May).

    Sight loss concerns add weight to workplace e-cigarette argument

    Adding weight to Safety Managers’ (HR professionals’/employers’) arguments against e-cigarettes in the workplace, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is warning of the potential damage to the eyes from e-cigarettes.

    Employers agree driver eyesight testing would reduce collisions

    ..and save businesses money

    Research carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals today that the majority of employers believe driver eyesight testing would help to reduce collisions and save businesses and organisations money.

    Pioneering research reveals positive effects of corporate eyecare on health, wellbeing, and productivity

    Research carried out on behalf of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveals the link between eyecare in the workplace and improved health, wellbeing, and productivity.

    Specsavers helps DB Schenker make the roads a safer place

    Employee awareness days implemented for Road Safety Week

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has been helping DB Schenker to educate its employees on the importance of clear vision for road safety.

    Specsavers’ eVouchers help employers reduce their carbon footprint

    When Specsavers Corporate Eyecare launched its eVouchers and online eyecare management portal, the goal was to make eyecare easier for employers and employees. Figures calculated by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare now also show, however, the reduction in carbon emissions that may be achieved.

    PPE regulations set to change

    The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive 89/686/EEC is over 20 years old and is, therefore, being updated to reflect the new technologies that are now employed in bringing PPE to market.

    Routine eye examinations save 50 lives in 2015

    Figures released today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare show just how vital a role is played by employers in the health and wellbeing of their employees. At least 50 lives have been saved in 2015 so far through routine visits to Specsavers’ opticians, highlighting the far-reaching benefits of a simple eyecare policy.

    New guide to DSE regulations and Eyecare

    A free guide to DSE regulations and eyecare is available from today, from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. The new DSE eyecare resource provides HR managers with comprehensive guidance on workplace eyecare regulations for screen-users.

    Small employee benefit, big health benefit

    Research results released by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveal how a small employee benefit can have big health benefits.

    Eyecare: we need to talk

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals the eyecare communication strategies of the UK’s HR managers. Exposing the good, the bad and the ugly.

    SMEs falling behind larger companies in eyecare compliance

    Detailed research revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, may suggest that SMEs are failing to comply with HSE eyecare regulations and are less likely than larger companies to meet their obligations. Wrongly perceived costs of corporate eyecare could be providing a barrier to some SME employers complying with health and safety regulations.

    ‘Sharpen up’ - Interactive resource helps safety managers educate their drivers

    'Sharpen up’, developed by road safety charity, Brake, in partnership with Specsavers, is a free interactive e-learning resource to highlight the importance of driver eyecare.

    Driver Eyecare: collisions, costs and confusion

    Research into Driver Eyecare, released today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, shows that despite having concerns for employee safety, and being aware of the costs of collisions, employers are still not taking heed.

    Balfour Beatty benefits from online eyecare

    Balfour Beatty is one of the latest corporations to take its employee eyecare online with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s eVouchers.

    Employees to benefit from eyecare technology

    Employees redeeming their eyecare eVouchers from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will now be introduced to a cutting-edge new way of having their glasses selected and fitted, using imaging software on tablet devices.

    Perceived cost barrier to compliance with eyecare regulations

    Detailed research  may suggest that wrongly perceived costs of corporate eyecare could be providing a barrier to some employers complying with health and safety regulations.

    Precision eyecare for precision engineering company

    Precision engineers, HV Wooding has renewed its eyecare contract with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare and is now making use of the new collateral to communicate the policy to staff.

    NI Prison Service extends its stay with Specsavers

    The Northern Ireland Prison Service has extended its relationship with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to continue to provide its officers with the highest quality of driver eyecare. 

    The Power of Eyecare

    Providing the vision behind the power, WB Power Services Limited has placed a new order this month with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    Specsavers launches Driving Eyesight Toolkit

    A Driving Eyesight Toolkit is launched today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. The toolkit aims to provide employers and their employees with all the information they need regarding the regulations and requirements for driver eyesight.

    Licence Bureau signs up own staff for driver eyecare

    Well known for its service checking employees’ validity to drive, Licence Bureau has now signed up to driver eyecare eVouchers for its own staff, to help ensure they are safe to drive.

    Paperclips; printer ink; eyecare - No contract, no hassle, minimum order of just five vouchers

    Eyecare does not need to be a headache.  eVouchers from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare have become even easier for employers, who now just have to register online to purchase eyecare as simply and efficiently as they order and pay for paperclips and printer ink.

    Anglian Water appoints Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to implement eyecare to 3,000 staff

    Following an exhaustive tendering process, Anglian Water has appointed Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to implement its eyecare policy to 3,000 of its staff.  Specsavers was rated highly in terms of value for money and efficiency as well as offering the capability for the company to administer the whole process online.


    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today launches its new Eyecare At Work website at Created as a standalone area of the main Specsavers website, the Eyecare At Work section has been specifically designed to inform and support employers and their employees.

    Driver eyecare research: cost and care

    Research carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that 44% of employers surveyed state they are concerned that some employees may have eyesight that is not adequate for driving. 

    Duty of care: driving home the eyecare message

    Research released by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that employers have an awareness of their responsibilities when it comes to employees who drive for work. The figures also show, however, that more needs to be done to increase employer understanding.

    Volvo first to sign up for Specsavers’ Driver Eyecare eVoucher

    Volvo Car UK is the first company to have signed up for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s newly launched Driver Eyecare eVoucher.  Realising the importance of ensuring the quality of the vision of its drivers, Volvo took up the Driver Eyecare eVouchers on the very day of the launch.

    Employers tell us what they want, what they really, really, want

    Research carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that over a quarter (27%) of employers are failing to comply with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) regulations by not communicating their eyecare policy, or not having an eyecare policy to communicate.

    Cardinus Risk Management joins forces with Specsavers to focus on driver eyecare

    Cardinus Risk Management is backing Specsavers’ campaign for regular eyesight tests to be made mandatory for all drivers. The leading risk management organisation recommends drivers advise their optician that they drive on business so that the examination ensures their eyesight is good enough for driving.

    Specsavers launches crucial Driver Eyecare eVoucher

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today launches its first eyecare eVoucher aimed specifically at employees who drive. The Driver Eyecare eVoucher is explicitly designed for employees who drive in the course of their work. The eVoucher covers a full eye examination, which assesses visual acuity (sight over distance), peripheral vision and the abilty to focus between near and far objects – all essential for safe driving. 

    Eyecare eVouchers from Specsavers makes life easier for SGA Technologies

    SGA Technologies manufactures high specification components for the aerospace industry. A key customer and certification driven requirement for this work is that all inspection staff must have a yearly eye test. SGA implemented eyecare vouchers from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to help comply with not only this requirement, but also their internal requirements for VDU users and prescription safety glass requirement.

    Scottish Prison Service takes the headache out of eyecare

    The Scottish Prison Service has gone electronic for its employee eyecare benefits. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare now provides qualifying employees with eVouchers for their VDU and Safety eyewear, through an electronic system designed to take the headache out of eyecare.

    Employers need more help with DSE regulations

    New research carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that employers are in need of more information and support regarding Display Screen Equipment (DSE) eyecare regulations.

    Specsavers and Arval join forces in mission to raise driver eyecare standards

    Leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Arval, is working with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to encourage driver eyecare among its employees and customers alike.

    Specsavers expands corporate account management team

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today announces the appointment of a new Corporate Account Manager to further expands its team providing dedicated support for public and private sector clients.

    Specsavers partners with Fleet21 for driver eyecare

    A partnership between Specsavers Corporate Eyecare and Fleet21 is announced today in a bid to improve the safety of drivers at work. The influential alliance, established by Fleet21 in association with Volvo Car UK, campaigns to improve work-related road safety.

    Ten things every employer should know about driver eyesight

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare sets out the main things that an employer must consider regarding the eyesight of their employees who drive for work purposes.

    Premium Club - additional benefits for employees and their families

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has developed new marketing materials to help employers to communicate the tangible additional benefits offered alongside employee eyecare.

    Quality the deciding factor when it comes to safety eyecare

    When value for money is such an important consideration in all purchasing decisions, including safety eyewear, quality is still one of the most important factors, reveals research today released by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    Eyecare employed in the fight against modern health risks

    In Support of Health and Safety Week 2014, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is providing employers with information regarding the ways in which eye examinations can help with the detection and monitoring of serious health conditions, like diabetes and heart disorders.

    Specsavers leads simplicity and style at Safety and Health Expo

    Two pioneering new options will be fronting the stand for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare at the Safety and Health Expo in June 2014.

    Information pack has direct impact on driver eyesight testing

    The Drivers’ Information Pack from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has proved to positively influence behaviour and directly motivate employers to test their drivers’ eyesight.

    Safety managers move to address eye protection issues

    Research into safety eyewear, revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, highlights the concerns held by safety managers and the importance of specialist fitting.

    Award-Winning Creative Team at Specsavers Helps Employers Communicate Eyecare Benefits to Staff

    The award-winning team of creatives at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has developed a highly visual and engaging booklet for employers to give to their staff to highlight eyecare benefits. The booklet, which is available either electronically or in printed format, covers all areas of eyecare from the health benefits of eyetests through to specific benefits offered to staff, including eyecare for safety, VDU and driving.

    Specsavers brings vision screening to Parliament

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s vision screening service moved up a gear when it was asked to test the eyesight of MPs at the House of Commons and MSPs at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

    Keeping employers up to date

    As part of a campaign to increase corporate communication and raise awareness of eyecare issues, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has launched an e-newsletter for employers.

    Employers spurred into road safety action

    Employers have been spurred into action this Road Safety Week and taken positive steps to improve the safety of employees and all road-users.

    Eyecare trends enabling employers to offer extra

    The latest designer collection to be offered to employees by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is Osiris: a fun, innovative and fashionable range of frames that spans a large variety of colours, shapes and sizes.

    Network Rail awards significant eyecare contract to Specsavers

    Network Rail has awarded a significant new contract to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    Specsavers: the first dedicated optical retailer to launch gift vouchers

    Specsavers is the first dedicated optical retailer to launch gift vouchers to the UK market. They can be purchased online or in store and are now available in denominations of £1 to £250, all on one convenient gift card. They can be used to pay for eye tests, accessories as well as glasses, designer eyewear, lenses and coatings from any of the 700 UK Specsavers stores.

    Road Safety Week: 18 to 24 November 2013

    Driver eyesight is in focus at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare as it supports Road Safety Week (18-24 November).

    Advice on driving at night for employers and their employees

    Driving during hours of darkness is much riskier than driving in the daylight. With the clocks changing, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is providing employers and their employees with guidance on driving at night.

    Specsavers enables eyecare in an instant

    Employers are now able to set up and implement an employee eyecare scheme online, within minutes.

    Peripheral vision

    Survey reveals wider benefits of eye examinations not fully understood by employers. The eyes are an amazing part of the body. In fact, more amazing than many people realise.

    Fife Council Building Services awards eyecare contract to Specsavers

    It is announced today that Fife Council Building Services has awarded its contract for the supply of safety glasses to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    The value of eyecare

    Research carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals employers’ attitudes to eyecare and the value it has in the workplace.

    Specsavers delivers vision screening for Royal Mail

    Royal Mail staff in Southampton have been participating in a vision screening programme provided by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. 500 members of staff benefitted from a vision screening day, held on-site at the Southampton Mail Centre.

    Royal British Legion and Specsavers join forces

    Employees at Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), and the military personnel they assist, are to benefit from a ground-breaking collaboration with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, that not only enhances RBLI’s previous employee benefit, but extends eyecare to RBLI’s Armed Forces community.

    Employee eyecare at the touch of a button

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today launches its eagerly awaited online eyecare voucher system. eVouchers will transform the way eyecare is purchased, allocated and managed, maximising efficiency for employers and their employees.

    Making eyecare eye-catching

    Employers are being helped to make their eyecare provision more eye-catching.

    Wraparound-style prescription safety glasses launched

    Wraparound-style prescription safety glasses are being launched today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

    Communication Mix: Research reveals attitudes to digital benefits solutions

    Research regarding the communication and management of employee benefits reveals the high level of appeal of digital solutions. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare undertook the research to see just how far online systems have been accepted into the workplace and the advantages seen by employers.

    Department for Work and Pensions awards eyecare contract to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, a division of Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited, has entered into a contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to supply eyecare vouchers to employees of the DWP who use display screen equipment.

    More powers for police to take action against motorists with poor eyesight

    Employers and fleet managers are being warned by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare of a new system that allows an employee’s driving licence to be revoked within a matter of hours.

    Specsavers celebrates a five year Allianz

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare celebrates five years of working with Allianz Insurance Plc, providing eyecare to its employees since 2008.

    Routine eye checks save 47 lives in 2012

    Figures released today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare show just how vital a role is played by employers in the health and wellbeing of their employees.

    Specsavers and Driving Instructors Association working together to improve driver eye health

    Two of the big players in road safety have today announced that they are joining forces on campaigns to promote driver eye health. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare and the Driving Instructors Association are working together to improve the eyecare of driving instructors and their students.

    Over a third of all Universities go to Specsavers

    Optical care is now provided by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare for 40 of the UK’s 115 Universities, equating to over a third of the UK’s higher education institutions.

    Legislation vital for employee safety on the roads

    Unexpected research results have revealed just how vital it is for new legislation to be passed to make employees safe on the roads.

    Specsavers awarded contract for Caerphilly County Borough Council

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has been awarded a significant new contract by Caerphilly County Borough Council. Following a lengthy tendering process, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will now provide the eyecare for 4,500 employees at Caerphilly County Borough Council.

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare partner with The Licence Bureau to improve driver eyecare

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has partnered with The Licence Bureau to improve driver eyecare. Specsavers will offer a special deal for the Licence Bureau’s clients which will include £20 off glasses at Specsavers, a drivers’ pack to improve awareness about the importance of eyecare and driving, and - during Road Safety Week from 19-25 November - an additional 10% discount.

    Specsavers calls for clarity over eyecare and work-related driving

    Research undertaken to check employers’ understanding of legislation covering the vision of employees who drive for work purposes has led Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to call for the rules to be updated and clarified.

    Laithwaites implements eyecare vouchers

    Eminent independent wine merchant, Laithwaites, has implemented an eyecare voucher system provided by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. Employing over 500 people, Laithwaites is using VDU vouchers to provide eyecare for all screen-users.

    Specsavers expands corporate customer support

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today announces the expansion of its customer support team by 25%.

    Specsavers launches varifocal range for safety eyewear

    Customers of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare can now choose from a range of varifocal lenses for their safety eyewear. Until now, safety eyewear customers who require varifocal lenses have typically only been provided with a choice of standard varifocal designs.

    Road safety webinar for employers

    A free road safety webinar, organised by Brake and supported by Specsavers and the Brain Injury Group, is being offered to businesses and organisations. The webinar will take place at 10am on Thursday 20th September, and will provide attendees with ideas to help them get involved in Road Safety Week 2012, which takes place 19 – 25 November.

    Just in case

    Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is introducing a new style of larger, semi-rigid case for its range of safety eyewear. The new harder cases will be large enough to accommodate all sizes of safety frames, including the recently-launched larger-sized Tudor frame.

    Customer confidence benefits employers

    Choosing a supplier that employees trust can be a difficult task for employers: a task that has just been made easier when it comes to eyecare. Specsavers has been voted Most Trusted Optician by British consumers in the 2012 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands survey.

    Specsavers to provide eyecare for Spirit AeroSystems

    It is announced today that Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has won a new contract to provide eye examinations, safety eyewear and VDU glasses for employees at Spirit AeroSystems’ UK facilities based in Prestwick, Scotland and Preston, England.

    Comfort breakthrough: launch of larger-size safety eyewear

    A new design of larger-size safety eyewear launches today, after research revealed that almost a third of health and safety professionals (32%) believe their employees remove their safety eyewear due to poor comfort or fit.

    Safety concerns for Public Sector drivers

    Public Sector employees who drive in the course of their work may be putting themselves at risk, as new research reveals employers’ safety concerns and knowledge gaps.

    Compulsory eyecare: Smaller companies not meeting obligations - Larger employers still overpaying

    Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has highlighted how small firms are not meeting their health and safety obligations and large companies are paying well over the odds for regulatory eyecare.