03 January 2014
Network Rail has awarded a significant new contract to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.
Specsavers Corporate Eyecare will be providing eye examinations and glasses for all the screen users among Network Rail's 35,000 employees under its VDU voucher scheme.
With Network Rail operating nationally, having a provider with equally wide coverage was an important consideration. Network Rail purchases eyecare vouchers as and when required and distributes these to relevant employees, who can redeem their vouchers at any Specsavers store. The contract is set to run for three years, with a possible extension. This represents a significant commitment to employee health and wellbeing, with nearly 300 vouchers being distributed in the first month alone.
Laura Butler, key accounts manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, says: "Premium Club vouchers are also being made available to all employees, at no additional cost to Network Rail. Each employee is entitled to three Premium Club vouchers a year: one for themselves and two for members of their family. These provide discounts on glasses and represent a valued extra benefit."