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Skanska works with Specsavers to improve road safety

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Construction group Skanska has employed Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s services to help increase road safety.

Skanska has been working with road safety charity Brake and wanted specific knowledge to the importance of regular eyecare.

Tracey Bass, corporate account manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, spent two days at the company’s offices, offering advice and information relating to driver eyesight.

She used a Specsavers vision screener to assess the eyesight of employees. This is used to give an indication of levels of vision, and whether the person would benefit from a full eye examination.

Any Skanska employee who did not perform well in the vision screening, or who gave reason for concern, was advised to make an appointment for a full eye examination.

Bass added: “An eye examination goes much further than purely assessing sight over distance.

“For drivers it is important to also check peripheral vision and the ability to focus between near and far objects.

“A full eye examination may also aid with the detecting and monitoring of serious conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and risk of stroke or heart attack.”

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