29 April 2013
Out of more than 200 employers surveyed by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, not one thought that it would raise the priority of eyecare in their organisation if an employee had an accident and it was found their eyesight was not good enough to drive without corrected vision (wearing glasses or contact lenses).
Even if a corporate manslaughter charge was upheld against an organisation because an employee had driven with poor eyesight and caused a fatal accident, not one employer would change their mind.
Laura Butler from Specsavers said: "Our research shows just how crucial it is for legislation to be implemented to ensure drivers have regular vision checks. If employers are not likely to be spurred into action even by a fatality or legal action, then legislation must be put in place."