Fife Council Building Services awards eyecare contract to Specsavers

Fife Council Building Services awards eyecare contract to Specsavers

September 2013

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

Fife Council is the third largest local council authority area in Scotland and Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will be providing Premium Club eyecare vouchers for Building Services employees, who are the largest users of safety glasses within Fife Council. Approximately 250 employees are eligible for safety eyewear and will also receive this care through Specsavers’ voucher system.

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare launched an online system of eVouchers last month. Having seen the online demonstration and reviewed the highly successful pilot scheme with City and County of Swansea Council, Fife Council Building Services has also adopted eVouchers and is benefitting from the supporting management system.

Liz McIntyre, Lead Officer – Acquisitions and Asset Management, E, E & C Resources Service at Fife Council, says: “We have an obligation under health and safety regulations to provide eyecare to a number of our employees. Being a public sector organisation it is important that we are able to procure cost-effective eyecare but we still want to offer the highest level of care. Our employees will be able to visit whichever Specsavers store is most convenient for them and, as responsible employers, Fife Council has the reassurance that everyone will receive the same high level of professional care, quality eyewear and value for money. Now that Specsavers has introduced eVouchers, we can even manage the whole process online, from placing orders for vouchers, to allocating them to employees, to reviewing redemption reports and keeping up to date with when an employee is due for their next eye examination.”

Dona McLafferty, corporate accounts manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, says: “We are delighted to be working with Fife Council Building Services and excited that they have already moved across to our new eVouchers. The fact that we offer face-to-face support from a single point of contact was an important aspect in securing the contract. While many of our clients are migrating online to manage their eyecare benefits, other methods of communication are still very important. We have also provided Fife Council with employee awareness posters and driver information packs. These will help to communicate the importance and availability of eyecare.”

Under this new contract, every single employee at Fife Council Building Services will be entitled to three Premium Club vouchers a year, one for them and two for members of their family. These entitle the bearer to discounts on eye examinations and glasses at any Specsavers store. Safety Eyewear vouchers will be available for approximately 250 members of staff who undertake tasks requiring eye protection. The Safety Eyewear vouchers provide the employee with safety glasses made to meet their individual prescription and can now even include bifocal and varifocal lenses.

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