60% of the world’s population requires vision correction.
80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or corrected.
3rd most desired employee benefit is eyecare.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed how everyone lives their lives, from working from home to organising home-schooling. It has presented us with new challenges to face as we adjusted to lockdowns and restrictions, and our habits have undoubtedly changed drastically. Many of us are now communicating with colleagues, customers and friends via video calls, texts and emails more than ever before. Coupled with less of us going for an eye exam due to the pandemic, there is an increased risk of experiencing eyesight issues.
Employee eyecare benefits are an increasingly important aspect of many workplace wellbeing concepts, as more employers than ever before realise that a healthy workforce is a productive one. EyeMed UK have partnered with EyecarePlans to complement their optical DSE voucher system by launching a new monthly employee benefit membership scheme which may be of interest to your employees.
For a small monthly fee, EyeMed UK offers you an added eyecare benefit offering large retail discounts for designer frames and lenses. As part of the EssilorLuxottica group – which distributes eyewear brands such as RayBan, Oakley, Chanel, Burberry, Prada, Transition and Varilux lenses – our members have unprecedented access to the most popular eyewear. Our retail stores include David Clulow, John Lewis opticians and we partner with over 1000+ independent high street opticians across the UK. As a managed eyecare model, we assure that your employees not only receive easy access to eyecare but excellent products and services.
Attending regular eye examinations is one of the best ways to ensure your vision is not deteriorating, and your optician can also look out for other health problems during a routine test. Opticians are fully open again in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, offering routine examinations and urgent care.