EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: Just over three-quarters (79%) of respondents believe that having an eyecare policy in place helps with the overall health and wellbeing of their staff, according to research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.
The research, based on responses from 158 employers, also found that 84% of respondents believe that eyecare can help to increase productivity at work.
The survey also found:
- Around a quarter (23%) of respondents think eyecare in the workplace improves the morale of employees.
- Just 1% say that the benefits of eyecare at work lay in meeting statutory requirements.
- Around half (52%) of respondents believe that staff are aware that an eye test can monitor serious health conditions as well as checking eyesight.
Jim Lythgow (pictured), director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “It is rewarding to see that employers themselves are now aware of the extensive impact of eyecare. For such significant numbers of respondents to see the link between eyecare and health, wellbeing, and productivity, really is groundbreaking for eyecare as a benefit.
“A huge impact has been made on the way eyecare in the workplace is viewed. We are delighted with the results but are aware that there is still an educational role to be carried out among employers and employees alike.”