New research shows link between corporate eyecare and health, wellbeing and productivity
Carried out on behalf of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, the independent survey of over 100 heads of UK companies and organisations, representing a minimum of 300,000 employees, shows that over three-quarters (79%) of employers believed having an eyecare policy in place helps with the overall health and wellbeing of their staff.
Meanwhile, with eyecare helping to reduce issues like eyestrain, tiredness and headaches for screen users, 84% of employers surveyed believed eyecare can help to increase productivity at work.
In addition, 23% of employers stated that they believe eyecare in the workplace improves the morale of employees. This, coupled with the fact that just 1% of those surveyed believed that the benefits of eyecare at work lay in meeting statutory requirements, shows a key change in the way that eyecare is now viewed as a valued employee benefit in its own right, according to Specsavers.
Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “This is a significant outcome, which I am sure will have an impact on the way eyecare at work is perceived and valued. For many years Specsavers has extolled the worth of corporate eyecare and educated employers and employees on the wider benefits it provides. 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 ground-breaking for eyecare as a benefit.”