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.

Kevin White, financial director at Midland Aerospace, explains: ‘Our inspection processes require mandatory annual sight tests for quality compliance purposes. Safety glasses are also mandatory throughout the production area, and our office staff will receive DSE eyecare.’

‘We found Specsavers to offer a very competitive corporate discount. We liked the ease of access and visibility via the web portal, flexibility and control offered by the eVoucher system. Specsavers has a great reputation and their online solution meets the needs of our business.’

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will be supplying eVouchers which specifically cover each of these requirements, giving peace of mind that the company’s responsibilities are being met.

With the production team carrying out tasks like CNC machining and milling, fabrication and assembly work, and paint preparation and application, it is vital that they have appropriate safety eyewear. Whereas it would technically be sufficient for Midland Aerospace to provide over goggles for those who wear glasses for everyday use, the company has chosen to provide prescription safety glasses. These are more comfortable than having to wear two sets of frames and avoid difficulties of light refraction that can be a problem with two sets of lenses. Specsavers also provides a wide variety of styles and colours of prescription safety glasses, often meaning employees are happier to wear them. 

Health and safety rules also dictate that DSE eyecare must be checked with all high usage screen users. Midland Aerospace is using Specsavers’ specifically designed DSE eVouchers to fulfil this requirement, with one simple digital voucher to cover the eye examination and glasses, if required solely for DSE use.

Philip Mobley, account advisor for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: ‘Midland Aerospace had previously been using a different supplier for eyecare but they liked the fact that Specsavers is a recognised national service provider, with branch options in multiple locations.’