25 November 2013
There are widespread discrepancies among employers’ understanding of eyecare and its wider benefits, a survey by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has found.
84% of employers are aware that an eye test can also detect other health conditions not directly related to eyesight and 62% are aware that an eye test checks not just vision but the overall health of the eye. However, only 34% of respondents knew that an eye test can pick up high cholesterol and 36% knew that it can detect the risk of a stroke.
Just 39% of employers believe their staff know about all the benefits of eye tests.
Specsavers' Laura Butler said: "We would like to see eyecare policies more clearly communicated to staff, in our experience, the better employers communicate their eyecare policies, the more the employee also appreciates their full value."