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. 

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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HR Managers: Don’t turn a blind eye to diabetes

Press release uploaded by on 10 June 2019

THIS Diabetes Week (10 – 16 June) Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is warning of the risk of blindness linked to the condition and explaining the role of workplace eye care in its early detection. Diabetes affects an estimated 4.7 million people in the UK.1 The condition can be life-threatening if it is not treated with proper […]

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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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