Four reasons why employers are seeing the benefits of Smart Employee Eyecare
Since 1992, employers have been required to provide eye tests and prescription glasses for display screen equipment (DSE) users.
However, only 27% of employers comply, meaning that a massive 73% are not providing their employees with the necessary eyecare and risking fines of up to £20,000.
By instigating cost effective eye care, employers could save themselves money in the long term, while also helping to ensure the welfare and productivity of their employees.
Improved health and wellbeing at work
As well as looking after your eyesight, eye examinations can also be effective in the early detection of illnesses. Although bosses may understand that eye care can affect the optical health of their employees, few are aware of the wider health issues that can be picked up during a trip to the opticians.
Several conditions can be detected early and non-invasively. These include potentially serious illnesses like diabetes and cardio vascular disease.
Operating with our network of over 3,000 specialist GOC-accredited opticians across the UK, we can help identify changes early and recommend the best next steps.
Recruit and retain the best people
Supplying your employees with a benefits package can be much more than just a box-ticking exercise.
Choosing a competitive set of incentives can act as an attractive perk for potential staff members and help boost retention.
SEE offers an easy-to-use and attractive corporate eyecare package, tailored to suit the needs of your business and people. This includes style choice and optional upgrades on frames and lenses for work as well as a discount on designer frames and easy access to specialist support.
Your partnership with SEE positions you as an employer committed to looking after your employee’s eyesight, and helping them do their job efficiently, safely and comfortably.
Increase in workplace efficiencies
Did you know that 37% of employees have said that eyecare can improve productivity?
Nobody wants to work with a sore head or deal with blurred vision. Reducing these ailments can positively affect workplace efficiencies allowing employees to focus more.
And it pays off. Employees who believe their employer cares about their health, offering healthcare systems such as SEE, feel more engaged and invested in their company. In turn, healthier employees produce more for their companies. It’s a win-win.
Reduction in paper chain processes
Just as DSE regulations have become increasingly important as more people work with screens, people also expect to manage much of their personal admin online through simple and easy systems.
SEE vouchers are a smart, flexible and cost-effective way to look after employees’ sight and well-being, while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
Using the smart online portal, you can buy vouchers or use credits to build your own safety bespoke vouchers, before then assigning the eyecare vouchers to your employees. You then have the choice to email the finished voucher, directly print it from the portal or grant your employee access to the portal to self-serve.
Within your portal account you can create reports and track how many vouchers/credits you have assigned and how many available credits you have remaining, giving you complete control of your eyecare budget.
To find more about SEE and how it can help your business, contact us today to set up a meeting or visit us at the Public Sector Solutions Expo in June at stand B31.