Specsavers research: One-fifth of employers have no eyecare policy

One-fifth (20%) of employers have no eyecare policy in place, according to research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

The research, conducted among 223 organisations in both the public and private sectors, found that 42% of employers use the option of reimbursing eyecare costs through expenses, and 33% purchase eyecare vouchers.

Additional findings include:

  • 77% of respondents believe that discount vouchers for money off glasses for employees would be, or are, of value to their staff.
  • 62% did not know what additional benefits they currently receive from their eyecare provider.
  • Only 18% of respondents see cost as being of the utmost importance when choosing an eyecare provider.

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “Our research shows that a greater knowledge of corporate eyecare could result in more affordable, administratively-simpler options, and the ability to offer employees increased, tangible benefits.”

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