Looking after the team
At Allegro Optical we know that good employee eye care is essential for people’s health, wellbeing and their productivity. It also improves safety and reduces risk at work. This is an opinion shared by AFP Digital, a print and document management solutions company based in Morley, near Leeds.
There are many health and safety regulations covering the working environment and eye care is no exception. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 cover screen users.
All the screen users at AFP Digital have now been provided with a company-funded eye examination, and glasses if required. As employers AFP Digital wanted to support their workforce by providing flexible, straightforward and cost-effective eye care. This is exactly why Allegro Optical developed our on-site corporate eye care scheme.
What can we tell from an eye test?
We can detect many medical conditions through our routine eye examinations. They are so much more than a simple check of your vision, detecting signs of a great number of ocular conditions, including:
It’s not just the eyes
What is less well known is that the examination also enables the optometrist to monitor your whole body, and includes the possibility of detecting systemic abnormalities such as raised blood pressure and other conditions including:
Who needs an eye test?
Factoring in the number of employees requiring prescription safety eyewear, and all those who receive eye care because they drive for work, then the vast majority of employees will be entitled to company-funded eyecare.
There are a number of ways of providing eye care. Many employers allow their employees to visit an optician of their own choosing, submitting an expenses form for their reimbursement. This is a risky strategy as rates for the examination and the prices of glasses vary hugely. Any employer taking this route could leave themselves open to surprisingly high expense claims.
At AFP Digital the benefits are clear
At AFP Digital the management team have now put a clear eye care policy in place and by stating Allegro Optical as their chosen provider, the level of care and the accepted process has resulted in a fair outcome for both the employer and employee.
With the wide range of serious health conditions that can be detected and monitored by a full eye examination, adopting a policy of inclusion for all employees (whether or not they use DSE or have safety eyewear or driving needs) AFP Digital have ensured a cost-effective approach to their team’s eye care needs.
Allegro Optical provides a smart, proactive optical care solution for the workforce: ensuring your complete legislative compliance.
Our specialist on-site corporate eyecare service is a particularly efficient way to cover your legal responsibilities.
AFP Digital’s managing director said, “Allegro Opticals clinics have had a positive impact on our team members well-being and morale: ensuring they feel valued while improving their safety, comfort and productivity.”
Why use Allegro?
Having our experts on site is especially beneficial if you have a large number of employees to screen or test: minimising people’s offsite time while providing the specific eye care they need.
Allegro Optical offer screening and on-site eye examinations across West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. Bringing specialist opticians directly to your workplace for up to a day at a time can save you time and money. We also take part in wellbeing days at your premises alongside other participants, such as bespoke well-being specialists and ergonomic workplace solution providers.
To find out more send us an email via our via our website www.allegrooptical.co.uk or contact us directly on Tel; 0113 345 2272 or visit us in our Meltham practice near Huddersfield at 1-3 Station Street, Meltham, Holmfirth, W Yorkshire, HD9 5NX
For more information about AFP Digital and their services visit http://www.afpdigital.co.uk/