Step up employee eyecare with the latest designer frames

£198 of designer glasses for just £17 to the employer and £30 to the employee

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

Specsavers’ Design Collective range is the result of a competition searching the nation for outstanding design talent in eyewear. From 143 entries and 13 finalists, the judges chose four winners to make their innovative ideas come to life. The Design Collective range includes bold, statement glasses styles as well easy-to-wear frames, to celebrate individual style and inspire people to feel confident when it comes to wearing glasses.

With all Display Screen Equipment eVouchers from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare – and also for driving and optical care eVouchers - there is the option to use the value as a contribution towards higher priced and designer items, which now includes the Design Collective range.

The DSE eyecare eVoucher entitles employees to a full eye examination and, if required solely for DSE use, a pair of glasses from the £49 range. Alternatively, the employee may opt to use the £49 as a contribution towards other frame ranges. Each DSE eyecare eVoucher comes with built-in Premium Club. This entitles employees to a £20 discount on any glasses from the £99 range or above. Used in conjunction with the £49 contribution, this totals a £69 contribution and, with the Specsavers two for one offer on top, means an employee could receive two pairs of stylish Design Collective glasses for just £30 of their own money. This huge added benefit would cost the employer just £17 for the DSE eVoucher.

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: ‘It is obligatory for employers to offer eyecare to all screen users, this means the vast majority of the workforce will be entitled to eyecare at work. We are keen for our eVouchers to do much more than just cover the basics. In this way, employers are able to offer their staff a valued employee benefit and not just an obligatory provision. By increasing our collection and allowing employees to use their corporate eyecare eVouchers towards other ranges and in conjunction with other offers, we feel we are giving employers the best possible value for money. When employers have to provide eyecare anyway, then it makes sense to benefit from the associated morale boost that an enhanced offering can provide, especially if it is at no additional cost to the business or organisation.’

Specsavers is one of the first high-street opticians to work with skilled design students to transform their amazing designs into a commercial product, available across stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

The designers said of their creations: 'My frame designs were inspired by space travel, so I've incorporated a red stripe, similar to the stripe seen on spacesuits, in my designs. I see space as a metaphor for the creative process - it's all about exploration and being curious.'
Joshua Teodoro, Loughborough University.

'In my opinion, glasses can be a big part of someone's identity. My designs were inspired from growing up surrounded by the decorative architecture in both London and Spain. I've taken baroque details and given them a modern twist with shape and colour.'
Emily Hill, University of the Arts London.

'I really wanted these glasses to be for everyone, not gender specific. For me it's all about style. I'm a bit short sighted so one of the reasons I entered was because I wanted to wear my own designs! It's been an amazing learning process for me.'
Tiffany Bachelet, University of Dundee.

'Being able to create my designs and see them come to life is really inspiring. My inspiration came from seeing the rise in popularity of clear glasses, I wondered if I could add personality with pops of colour.'
Lydia Blackshaw, The Glasgow School of Art.

To view the new range, visit: www.specsavers.co.uk/glasses/designer-glasses/design-collective