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About Jim Lythgow

Director of Strategic Alliances, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare Jim heads up the Corporate function at Specsavers, managing a team of sales, marketing and customer services professionals who position optical care to the business community and their employees.

The benefits of eye care for health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing took several leaps up the corporate agenda last year and are likely to be a major focus for business and HR in 2020. To fully comprehend the issues, we surveyed over 500 HR decision makers, in companies of all sizes across the UK, asking which health conditions concern them regarding their company’s employees.

Article by 30 January 2020

Eyecare: communication and awareness

Eye care enables the early detection and monitoring of serious health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, and also helps with more minor ailments like headaches and migraine. It can, therefore, help towards improved health and wellbeing in the workplace, which in turns supports productivity and morale, but for businesses to benefit, the employees need to understand the offering and its advantages.

Article by 11 April 2019

The eyes have it – clear vision on wellbeing

Eye care can have a positive impact not just on an employee’s eyesight and eye health, but can have wider benefits such as boosting morale and productivity. We recently conducted research into this area to assess the extent that HRs value this benefit and how much they believe their staff do too.

Article by 22 January 2019

Eye care saves lives!

Routine checks A routine eye examination will of course check any visual issues an individual may have and provide a prescription for corrective glasses or contact lenses. More than this, it will also enable the optometrist to consider the health of the eye itself – checking for signs of conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. What may be less obvious, however, is that an eye examination can tell the optometrist a great deal about the overall health of the individual and about systemic conditions, not even related to eyesight.

Article by 29 June 2018