Network Rail awards significant eyecare contract to Specsavers

Network Rail awards significant eyecare contract to Specsavers

November 2013

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

Network Rail employs over 35,000 people and must offer eyecare to all screen-users, to meet with health and safety regulations. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will be providing eye examinations and glasses for Network Rail employees under its VDU voucher scheme.

With Network Rail operating nationally, having a provider with equally wide coverage was an important consideration. Network Rail purchases eyecare vouchers as and when required and simply distributes these to relevant employees, who can redeem their vouchers at any convenient Specsavers store.

The contract is set to run for three years, with a possible extension. This represents a significant commitment to employee health and wellbeing, with nearly 300 vouchers being distributed in the first month alone.

Laura Butler, key accounts manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, says: ‘We have been working closely with the health and safety team at Network Rail. It is a forward-thinking company and they recognise not only that VDU eyecare is required to meet with regulations but also that there are much wider benefits to eyecare, such as detecting and monitoring serious health conditions and illnesses.’

Premium Club vouchers are also being made available to all employees, at no additional cost to Network Rail. Each employee is entitled to three Premium Club vouchers a year: one for themselves and two for members of their family. These provide discounts on glasses and represent a valued extra benefit.

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