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Link between Eyecare and Wellbeing registers in Scotland

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has held two health and wellbeing fairs for one of its customers, Registers of Scotland.

Registers of Scotland is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 18 public registers. These relate to land, property, and other legal documents. Specsavers provides enhanced eyecare for the public-sector organisation’s screen users and works with the organisation to promote the wider benefits of eyecare to employees.

Dona McLafferty, Corporate Accounts Manager at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said:

‘The fact that Registers of Scotland provides enhanced eyecare shows their level of commitment to the wider health and wellbeing of their staff. They don’t simply provide eyecare to comply with the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) regulations, but they very much see the wider health and wellbeing benefits and the importance of promoting these to staff too.’

Eye tests can aid in the detection and monitoring of many serious systemic conditions, such as heart conditions, raised blood pressure, diabetes, risk of stroke, and thyroid problems. It can also help with more minor ailments like headaches, dry eyes and migraine. In this way, eyecare can support wellbeing, morale, engagement, and productivity.

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare visited Registers of Scotland on 26 and 27 February at its sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, where over 1,000 members of staff are employed.

Billy Harkness, Corporate Director, Registers of Scotland, said:

‘There is a much wider health and wellbeing message relating to eyecare, which goes far beyond the DSE regulations. We are keen to communicate the benefits of eyecare and do so regularly via our internal communications. The eyecare management system from Specsavers also allows us to check that the eVouchers are being redeemed by our employees, so we know they are receiving the care to which they are entitled. The two-day health and wellbeing roadshow is an extension of this commitment and we are delighted that Dona attended with the vision screener which really helps to bring the benefit to life.’

A local Specsavers store staff member was also in attendance at each of the fairs to talk about in-store service, discounts and special offers available to the employees, as well as members of their families.