Employers believe eye care can have positive effects on wide-reaching issues such as health and wellbeing, productivity, absenteeism, engagement, morale, recruitment and retention, according to a survey by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.
The survey of 500 HR decision makers found that while 39% of employers offer eye care to meet with health and safety regulations, 42% recognise its potential to boost health and wellbeing.
A further 38% offer eye care purely as an employee benefit.
Over a quarter of employers stated they offer eye care to improve productivity, helping with minor ailments like migraines, tired eyes, and headaches.
A quarter (24%) of employers said they offer eye care to reduce absence, while 23% said it reflects well on the business.
Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said it is very encouraging that so many employers can see the much broader advantages of eye care, adding that it is cost-effective way to improve many issues across the employee base.