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Specsavers celebrates five-year partnership with Allianz

One of the largest general insurers in the UK, Allianz employs over 4000 people across a network of 20 offices in the UK. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare provides Allianz with eyecare voucher schemes, along with advice and support, to cover specific requirements like VDU and driver eyecare.

Alyna Jones, occupational health and safety manager at Allianz Insurance Plc, said: ‘Under health and safety regulations, all of our employees who use display screens are entitled to company-funded eye tests and, if appropriate, glasses for VDU use. Allianz purchases VDU vouchers from Specsavers that are specifically designed to meet the precise requirements of the regulations. We have recently also begun to highlight driver eyecare and are keen to promote the importance of this matter among our employees.’

The VDU and Driver Eyecare vouchers are purchased directly in multiples of five and then simply handed out to employees as required. Each employee receives the same standard of care at a low set-cost to the employer.

In addition, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare holds roadshows at the different offices of Allianz Insurance to communicate to employees the value of eyecare. These mini wellbeing events for eyes are attended by local Specsavers opticians who provide advice and even some on-site vision screening. Employees are given information about eye health, the wider benefits of eyecare in helping to detect serious illnesses and the importance of eyecare for drivers.

Suzanne Randall, corporate account manager at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, added: ‘We listen carefully to the views and needs of our clients. Regular review meetings are held and feedback is constantly monitored. I believe this, along with a simple and cost-effective product, is why we have continued to work with Allianz for so long. We are now in our sixth year of working with them and looking forward to continuing the good relationship in the future.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.