Nine out of 10 employees admit visual disturbances are negatively impacting their quality of work
While vision problems affect nearly all employees, just 13 percent of employees say they have addressed these issues with their employers – and just half say they discussed workplace vision problems during their last eye exam. Less than one-third said that they specifically talked about light-related vision problems their eyecare professional.
“This is unfortunate, considering vision problems caused by light and glare are among the easiest to address – since eyewear options, like Transitions® lenses and anti-reflective coatings, can help to enhance visual comfort and reduce glare,” said Jonathan Ormsby, strategic account manager, Transitions Optical. “Our research demonstrates a tremendous opportunity for both employers and eyecare professionals to proactively address vision issues with employees, and encourage them to ask for eyewear options to help them see better both on the job and in their everyday lives.”
Transitions Optical recently expanded its family of products to include more eyewear options to meet the everyday needs of both indoor and outdoor workers. Transitions® XTRActive® lenses provide more activation for extra protection – helping to shield the eyes from harsh light indoors with a comfortable hint of tint – and are the darkest Transitions everyday lens outdoors.
To help educate about the importance of eye exams and quality vision wear, available through a vision benefit, for the workforce, Transitions Optical offers a variety of employee- and employer-focused materials. These can be accessed free of charge through the Transitions Healthy Sight Working for You® public education program.
ABOUT TRANSITIONS HEALTHY SIGHT WORKING FOR YOU®
Transitions Healthy Sight Working for You® is a public education initiative established by Transitions Optical, Inc. to raise awareness of the value of quality vision benefits. Reaching employers, benefits brokers and employees, program outreach focuses on ways that comprehensive vision care and the right eyewear options can help to manage health care costs and increase productivity. Complimentary vision savings calculators and other employee education materials are available through HealthySightWorkingforYou.org.