As a working adult in London, you’ll often find yourself going about your day on autopilot: travel to work; stare at your computer screen; have lunch; maybe catch up with a friend after work; go back home.
The work-commute can become monotonous and draining. Demanding lifestyles can start dictating your priorities. How many of you have found yourselves putting aside necessary chores, life admin or your health, just to keep the momentum going? You’ll be relieved to know you’re not alone – this is a common conundrum that affects millions of people across the world.
It’s no secret that healthy, happy people are the most productive and efficient, bringing huge benefits and growth to businesses. It’s also not rocket science that being able to see clearly with healthy eyes, is incredibly important in this digital age of ours, but despite this, our eyes and vision often fall down our list of priorities.
The Digital Effect on Eye Health
Nowadays, most businesses use a plethora of digital devices in the workplace, including desktops computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
As a result, there has been a drastic increase in the number of cases of digital eye strain, due to prolonged daily use of devices. Considering most of you will probably spend at least 6 to 7 hours of your working day looking at screens, you’ve probably experienced some of the following symptoms before:
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
These are commonly caused by screen glare, blue light, poor lighting, uncorrected vision, or incorrect seating distance from screens. You can find more information about blue light and digital eye strain here. Digital eye strain can gradually diminish the level or quality of your work without you even realising and most of the time, all it takes to rectify any vision problems is a visit to the opticians.
Keeping Local Businesses Infocus
Located in Baker Street, we are surrounded by several offices and completely understand the demands of working in the city. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to encourage working professionals to maintain their vision and eye health, as well as supporting local business by providing corporate eye care for local businesses in the Baker Street and Marylebone areas of London.
Corporate eye care consists of a VDU (visual display unit) assessment, tests for your specific industry and fully comprehensive eye examinations. We already provide vision screening tests and eye tests for local companies like BNP Paribas, LBS, and Hopkins, to meet health and safety requirements for visual digital equipment in use in the workplace.
European legislation passed in 2007 means that as a VDU user, you are entitled to have an examination, in addition to a pair of basic VDU glasses, paid for by your company.
Advantages of Corporate Eye Care
You’ll benefit from special rates, along with a full report with screening results and any recommendations for VDU glasses to your company. That’s not all – if you do need glasses, we can offer reduced prices on designer ranges, 10% off sunglasses and more!
If your company is local and you don’t think that they are covering eye care as part of their health and safety regulations yet, why not contact us? We will be happy to visit you at your business location and discuss the best plan to cover eye care for employees. Get in touch with us online today or contact us on 0207 224 7400 to see if you’re eligible for a corporate eye test voucher or any other eye care voucher for employees!