It is announced today that Deloitte Ireland has chosen Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to provide optical services for over 1,200 employees across the Republic of Ireland.
Emma Elliott, Senior Manager, HR and resource learning, at Deloitte in Ireland, says: ‘Eyecare is an important aspect of employee health and wellbeing. We have now implemented the use of VDU vouchers from Specsavers to provide all employees who use a display screen, with vision tests, full eye examinations, and glasses, if required for screen use. The voucher system gives our employees great flexibility regarding where and when they visit an optician. The vouchers offer excellent value for money for Deloitte and also provide each employee with additional benefits for them and their family members, at no extra cost.’
Deloitte has employees across three sites in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, who can visit any of the 42 Specsavers stores across Ireland.
Dona McLafferty, corporate account manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare in the Republic of Ireland, says: ‘Being selected by a leading business advisory firm is very pleasing. We are delighted that Deloitte recognises the greater benefits of eyecare and the value of our offering.’
VDU eyecare vouchers meet the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (general application) regulations, which require employers to provide eyecare for all employees who regularly use visual display units (VDUs). The vouchers are purchased directly and then simply handed out to any relevant employees.
Fully qualified opticians will carry out the required vision tests and eye examinations to meet with the Safety, Health and Welfare regulations and will advise whether glasses are needed for VDU work. If glasses are required, these too are provided under the same voucher, at no additional cost. Employees may choose from a range of frames with single vision lenses and a scratch-resistant coating. All eyecare vouchers also all come with Premium Club Vouchers, which offer additional discounts and upgrade options that are available to employees and also their families.