It is announced today that West Midlands Police Authority has awarded the contract to provide eyecare for its officers and staff to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.
The contract is to provide prescription safety glasses and VDU glasses as required for a number of police forces in the West and East Midlands areas. Safety spectacles will be provided for police officers, police community safety officers (PCSOs) and special constables. These will be European Standard safety glasses with metal or plastic frames and plastic lenses. Prescription spectacle inserts will be provided for pedal-cyclist police officers and PCSOs, and a range of frames with single vision lenses will be available for all display screen equipment (DSE) users.
The overall contract supervisor is John Woolley, duty of care manager for the Occupational Health department, at West Midlands Police. Mr Woolley comments: ‘The eyecare voucher system offered by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare allows for consistent, transparent and administratively-simple care.’
Leonie Caul, corporate account manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explains: ‘We work with several police forces. They have such varied needs for eyecare, from officers on duty who need specialist safety eyewear to administration staff who work with various display units and require DSE eyecare. We have worked hard with West Midlands Police to provide a service that meets their particular requirements.’