Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has launched a free driving eyesight toolkit aimed to provide both businesses with information regarding regulations and requirements for driver eyesight.

The optician said its kit sets out an employer’s responsibility for drivers under health and safety regulations, while explaining the higher risk of collisions for those who drive for work purposes and suggests considerations for eyecare policies.

The kit also includes a case-study showing how a risk-management firm used Specsavers to help member companies test the eyesight of employees who drive.

The toolkit also provides tips on how employees can improve driving vision, including regular eye examinations, while the DVLA regulations on eyesight requirements are set out.

“We feel extremely strongly about the issue of poor driver eyesight. It is a problem that can cause shattering results but can be so easily and cost-effectively overcome,” said Suzanne Randall, corporate account manager for Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

“By introducing the driving eyesight toolkit, we hope to assist employers and employees alike in making sure the roads become a safer place for us all,” said Randall.