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. 

Specialist eye care provision for Zurich’s engineering team

Press release uploaded by on 11 February 2019

Leading insurer Zurich has appointed Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to provide specialist eye care for Zurich’s engineers. Under the terms of the agreement, Specsavers will provide Display Screen Equipment (DSE) eye care and prescription safety eyewear for engineers based at the insurer’s Birmingham office. Zurich required DSE eVouchers for office-based screen users, and Safety Eyewear eVouchers […]

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Employers unaware of full health benefits of eye care

Press release uploaded by on 5 February 2019

Workplace eye care offers a huge range of wider benefits besides checking vision and enabling employers to meet health and safety regulations. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has carried out detailed research with over 500 UK companies to find out how much employers know about the illnesses and conditions which eye care can help to detect1. The […]

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Majority of employees still provided with over-goggles

Press release uploaded by on 8 January 2019

The latest research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that the majority of staff who wear prescription glasses are still being provided with safety over-goggles, and that employers are vastly overestimating costs. Just under half, 49%, of the 500 plus industry leaders surveyed said they have staff who need safety eyewear as part of their working […]

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Communication of eye care policies and the link to employee awareness – new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare

Press release uploaded by on 11 December 2018

The most popular method for communicating an eye care policy is currently still in the staff welcome pack – the method used by 47% of employers, according to new research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. But how does this tie in to employee awareness and what are the messages for employee benefits professionals? Communication methods Even […]

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Employers cite improved health, wellbeing, productivity and morale as advantages to workplace eye care

Press release uploaded by on 6 November 2018

New research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare reveals that employers believe improved health, wellbeing, productivity and morale are the biggest advantages of offering eye care. The study asked over 500 HR decision makers what they thought were the advantages to offering workplace eye care. Of those who have responded, 42%, cited improved health and wellbeing, due […]

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Lack of eye care provision at work

Press release uploaded by on 2 October 2018

Only half (52%) of companies and organisations provide employees with eye care at work, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. Undertaken among over 500 senior HR decision makers across the UK, the research suggests that there may be a serious lack of eye care provision in the workplace. However, the majority of workers […]

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Migraine in the workplace – how eye care can help

Press release uploaded by on 3 September 2018

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, affecting an estimated one in seven people globally1. Migraine Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the condition and this year focusses on the impact of migraines in the workplace. The Migraine Trust is asking employers to consider making reasonable adjustments for employees who suffer […]

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Specsavers: investing in both customers and employees with Reward Gateway

Press release uploaded by on 21 August 2018

The importance of eyesight For the majority of modern workers, eyesight is one of the top senses needed to get the job done; from checking over documents to putting together retail displays, many roles need good eyesight. It’s of great importance that our eyes are looked after, especially as the world of work continues into […]

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Designer frames increase eye care take-up

Press release uploaded by on 3 July 2018

Research revealed today by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare suggests that offering designer frames increases take-up of eye care benefits and reflects well on the company. Undertaken among over 500 senior decision makers from companies across the UK, the research considered the aesthetics of glasses and the positive impact they could have on morale. Employers were asked […]

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Protecting the eyes from sun exposure

Press release uploaded by on 5 June 2018

Employers have responsibilities to employees regarding all ‘at work’ activities. With the summer finally seeming to have started in earnest, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is encouraging employers to consider eye care as part of their sun protection policy. The following facts and myths will help employers and employees to understand the issues: It is the skin […]

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