West Midlands Police Authority launches eyecare scheme

West Midlands Police Authority will introduce an eyecare scheme, providing its police forces with prescription safety glasses and visual display unit (VDU) glasses.

The scheme will be provided by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

Safety spectacles will be provided for police officers, police community safety officers (PCSOs) and special constables.

Prescription spectacle inserts will be provided for pedal-cyclist police officers and PCSOs, and a range of frames with single-vision lenses will be available for all VDU users.

John Woolley, duty of care manager for the cccupational health department at West Midlands Police Authority, said: “The eyecare voucher system offered by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare allows for consistent, transparent and administratively-simple care.”

Leonie Caul, corporate account manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “We work with several police forces. They have such varied needs for eyecare, from officers on duty who need specialist safety eyewear to administration staff who work with various display units and require VDU eyecare.”

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