Specsavers Corporate Eyecare


About Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

Specsavers was founded in 1984 by Doug and Mary Perkins, who started the business in their spare bedroom on a table-tennis table. The couple had moved to Guernsey after selling a small chain of West Country opticians. In the early 1980s the UK Government deregulated professionals, including opticians, allowing them to advertise their products and services for the first time. They seized the opportunity and opened their first Specsavers, value-for-money, quality eyecare opticians in Guernsey and Bristol, followed shortly by stores in Plymouth, Swansea and Bath. They aimed to offer a wide range of stylish, fashionable glasses at affordable prices for everyone. They wanted the company to be seen as trustworthy an optician as a local independent but with the huge buying power of a national company that meant savings could be passed on to the customer. 

New health and safety eyecare research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

Press release uploaded by on 19 June 2012

New research* by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has revealed that over half (58%) of health and safety professionals are unable to correctly identify who can specify safety eyewear requirements for employees: o 20% believe this can be carried out by the occupational health or HR manager. o 23% believe this can be done by a high-street […]

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In Plane View: Specsavers to provide eyecare for Spirit Aerosystems

Press release uploaded by on 28 May 2012

It is announced today that Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has won a new contract to provide eye examinations, safety eyewear and VDU glasses for employees at Spirit AeroSystems’ UK facilities based in Prestwick, Scotland and Preston, England. Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, USA, is the world’s largest non-OEM designer and manufacturer of aerostructures for […]

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Comfort breakthrough: Specsavers launches larger-size safety eyewear

Press release uploaded by on 8 May 2012

A new design of larger-size safety eyewear launches today, after research revealed that almost a third of health and safety professionals (32%) believe their employees remove their safety eyewear due to poor comfort or fit. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is launching the new eyewear in response to customer demand, after conducting its own research. The importance […]

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Republic of Ireland: Specsavers announces Dedicated Support

Press release uploaded by on 17 April 2012

OPTICIANS chain Specsavers has established a new team in Ireland to help employers comply with legislation relating to eyes in the workplace. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has appointed Dona McLafferty as the corporate account manager for the Republic of Ireland. This is a field-based role and she will be supported by Abby Pringle who will be […]

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Research: Compulsory eyecare – smaller companies not meeting obligations, larger employers still overpaying

Press release uploaded by on 5 April 2012

Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has highlighted how small firms are not meeting their health and safety obligations and large companies are paying well over the odds for regulatory eyecare. Of the companies surveyed employing less than 10 people, 65% (nearly two-thirds) have no eyecare policy or no formal system in place at all. Further […]

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New DSE Eyecare tool

Press release uploaded by on 6 March 2012

Free resource on workplace eyecare regulations for screen-users ‘DSE Eyecare’ is the first of a new series of information and procurement tools to be published by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. Available free of charge, the DSE Eyecare tool provides employers with comprehensive guidance on workplace eyecare regulations for screen-users. The tool is broken down into four […]

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New research reveals extent of fleet safety concerns

Press release uploaded by on 1 February 2012

 Employees are driving with inadequate eyesight  Policies not in place to test drivers’ eyesight  Lack of knowledge of basic legal requirements  Majority against Government reduction in standards FLEET managers, consulted in research carried out by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, have brought to light safety concerns for drivers and knowledge gaps regarding basic […]

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Devon County Council benefits from corporate eyecare

Press release uploaded by on 24 January 2012

Devon County Council announces its switch to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to provide eyecare for approximately 4,000 council employees, classified as display screen equipment users. Under the health and safety (display screen equipment) regulations, such employees are eligible for employer-funded eye examinations and glasses, if required for work with visual display units. Jason Wilson, business support […]

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Killing off the Health and Safety culture

Press release uploaded by on 17 January 2012

Jim Lythgow, head of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, comments on Cameron’s pledge to ‘kill off’ the health and safety culture: ‘Health and safety is a ‘monster’: a monster to those employees and their families who suffer injury, illness or fatality. While David Cameron is right that there is a high quantity of rules […]

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Specsavers strengthens corporate provision with new customer service adviser

Press release uploaded by on 13 December 2011

A new customer service adviser has been appointed by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. Rebecca Collins will join the customer services team, dealing specifically with corporate enquiries and fulfilling orders for eyecare vouchers covering VDU care, safety frames and glasses required by those who drive in the course of their work. Rebecca has worked in the Specsavers […]

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