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Optician at work to test drivers' sight

Electronics giant Sony is aiming to solve any problems with its drivers’ eyesight by bringing an optician in to test its workers’ vision.

The company has signed a deal with mobile opticians Eyecare International to bring qualified opticians to Sony’s sites in Weybridge and Basingstoke.

The opticians will spend 10 days at each site and offer free eye tests to Sony’s 1,500 staff.

Carol Slater, Sony’s health, safety and environmental executive, said the deal was a way of ensuring drivers’ eyesight was up to scratch.

“A lot of people get their eyes tested independently, but we’re not aware of it. We don’t know if they are getting tested every two years, which is how often we want them to do it.

“Sales people are working long hours so if we can bring these things to them then we are more likely to get it done than if they have to take time out of their day.”

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