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. 

Eye care detects high blood pressure in the workplace

Press release uploaded by on 6 June 2019

Following the release of figures showing millions of people in the UK are living with untreated high blood pressure, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is raising awareness of the role an eye test can play in detecting the condition. British Heart Foundation estimates show that, in the UK, four million people under the age of 65 and […]

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Health & Wellbeing the main HR focus this year

Press release uploaded by on 21 May 2019

Health and wellbeing is the top priority for HR departments in UK businesses this year, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. Nearly a fifth (19%) of respondents said health and wellbeing would be their main focus, closely followed by ensuring compliance with health and safety procedures, which takes precedence for 18% of employers. […]

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Eye care promotes wellbeing, productivity and presence

Press release uploaded by on 7 May 2019

Employers believe that a benefit as simple and cost-effective as eye care can have positive effects on as wide-reaching issues as health and wellbeing, productivity, absenteeism, engagement, morale, recruitment and retention, according to a survey by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. The research, surveying 500 HR decision makers across UK companies, has revealed that aiding health and […]

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Many employers not providing beneficial eye care

Press release uploaded by on 23 April 2019

Employers and their employees are missing out by not providing workplace eye care, according to new research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. While 63% of UK employers surveyed do provide some level of eye care for employees, more than a third (37%) offer none at all. The research, undertaken among 500 HR decision makers in UK […]

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Simple five-step plan to workplace eye health

Press release uploaded by on 4 April 2019

Looking after employees’ sight can be one of the most cost-effective and beneficial ways an employer is able to support health and wellbeing in the workplace. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has created a five-step plan to explain the simple ways in which workplace eye care can help to look after the health of employees’ eyes. Regular […]

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Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to showcase eVouchers at The Health and Safety Event 2019 – 9 to 11 April, Birmingham NEC

Press release uploaded by on 3 April 2019

At this year’s Health and Safety Event, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will be showcasing its eVoucher system for simple and cost-effective workplace eye care. eVouchers transform the way eye care is purchased, allocated and managed, maximising efficiency for the business and its employees. Health and Safety professionals are able to place orders, allocate eVouchers to relevant […]

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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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