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. 

Majority of employers do not offer eye care to drivers, potentially putting staff and company reputation at risk

Press release uploaded by on 22 October 2019

Research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare released today shows just 38% of employers offer eye care specifically to drivers.* In a survey of more than 500 heads of UK companies, the majority, 62%, stated they do not provide eye care specifically for employees who drive during the course of their work. Jim Lythgow, director of strategic […]

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One third of employees need prescription safety eyewear

Press release uploaded by on 8 October 2019

A new survey from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has shown that there is a real need for prescription safety eyewear. In a survey of over 500 UK companies it has been revealed that, on average, a third (33.6%) of employees who require safety eyewear have a prescription requirement…

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World Heart Day 2019

Press release uploaded by on 30 September 2019

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today but small steps can be taken to help reduce the risk of the condition…

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Experts reveal good eye habits for employees

Press release uploaded by on 23 September 2019

HEALTH and wellbeing are high on the agenda for many UK businesses, but how many prioritise the health of employees’ eyes and sight?..

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A third of employees are not provided with hearing protection

Press release uploaded by on 5 September 2019

Research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveals that one-third (34%) of employees who require hearing protection for work purposes are not provided with it by their employer…

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Specsavers supports Hastings Direct at Wellfest

Press release uploaded by on 6 August 2019

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare supported Hastings Direct at its 2019 Wellfest event. Hastings Direct, a fast growing, agile, data and digitally focused general insurance provider to the UK market held Wellfest to celebrate the anniversary of its wellbeing programme. Wellfest was open to all employees at Hastings Direct, with over 1,300 people attending right across the […]

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Should you be providing DSE eye care?

Press release uploaded by on 24 July 2019

The widespread use of smart phones means that people are using display screen equipment more than ever in the workplace, so it is important that eye care policies keep pace, according to Specsavers. Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare said: ‘It may surprise some to know that smart phones do count […]

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Hay fever symptoms: how to protect your workforce (and when it might be a sign of something more serious)

Press release uploaded by on 10 July 2019

Hay fever is a common allergic reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds during the spring and summer months. Grass pollen is the most common allergen (May to July), but tree (February to June) and weed pollens (June to September) can also cause hay fever. The main symptoms are itchy, watery or red eyes, […]

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Protecting employees’ eyes from sun exposure

Press release uploaded by on 4 July 2019

With summer now in full swing, many employees may be at risk of eye damage from the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be as harmful to the eyes as they are to the skin and it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all ‘at work’ activities. Sunglasses may not be […]

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Workplace eye care can save sight

Press release uploaded by on 17 June 2019

This Glaucoma Awareness Week Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is encouraging employers to provide regular eye tests for employees, to help with the early detection of the potentially life-changing condition. Glaucoma Awareness Week runs from 17 to 23 June 2019. Statistics: many are undiagnosed Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of irreversible slight loss in the UK […]

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