One in four employers have concerns over drivers’ eyesight
So says Specsavers Corporate Eyecare as its new research reveals that a quarter (25%) of employers have concerns that some of their drivers may not have adequate eyesight. Yet more than half (54%) of employers do not offer eyecare to any of their drivers.
The Specsavers survey also asked employers what they thought an accident could cost the business, in terms of things like sick pay, temporary cover, legal expenses, lost time, taking out the emotional cost of any collision. A third of employers (33%) said they thought this could cost more than £5,000 and 85% believe this would be in excess of £1,000.
“With specifically devised Driver Eyecare available from just £35, we believe the figures speak for themselves,” said Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.
Lythgow continued: “We understand that employers are under pressure to provide all sorts of care and benefits for their employees. We really do believe, however, that eyecare is one of the most valuable, best value-for-money, benefits that an employer can offer. A simple eye examination can save someone’s sight, even someone’s life, and we believe it would make sense for it to be made available under the duty of care of all employers.”