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March 24, 2017

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New prescription safety eyewear range launched by Specsavers


Specsavers launch JCB safety rangeA new range of prespcription safety eyewear has been launched by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

Specsavers and JCB – both family-owned companies – have partnered to create the range, which offers 20 frames of various designs and styles.

The options include different frame sizes, colour combinations, and men’s, women’s and unisex sizes.

The frames are available in metal and polycarbonate, with a choice of lens materials, depending on the requirements of the specific work activity, which Specsavers says makes them suitable for a large range of industrial settings.

Safety standards

All manufacturers of safety eyewear are required to have their products independently tested against a European standard. The EN166 demonstrates that all JCB safety eyewear frames have been assessed in a series of independent tests. Conforming to EN166, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has also acquired a BSI Kitemark certification for the full JCB range.

Each lens has undergone a variety of safety tests and the frames all have side shields, which include the JCB brand.

“We have subjected more than 440 pairs of prescription safety glasses to extremely rigorous tests.” said Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

“As you would expect from Specsavers and JCB – these glasses are tough!

Style and design

Jim explained how important it was to encorporate stylish designs where possible: “We are really pleased with the aesthetics of the range. Our research has always shown that style and comfort are really important in safety eyewear.

“The new JCB range offers a great choice of colours and designs, from chunky, wraparound-style glasses, to more sleek and minimalist options, in everything from the distinctive black and yellow of JCB, to metallic blue and satin silver.

“Larger frames and comfort temple tips ensure everyone will find a solution that is comfortable and fit for purpose.”

Paul Tudor, senior licensing manager for JCB, commented: ‘We are very excited about this new partnership. Health, safety and wellbeing has always been a vital part of the JCB philosophy.

“This extensive range of fashionable, high-quality, tough prescription safety eyewear is a perfect fit with our brand values. Specsavers is the perfect partner, like JCB, it is market leading, family owned and globally recognised’

Availability and costs

The 20 new JCB frames are available from today through the Specsavers Corporate Eyecare eVoucher scheme. Employers and safety managers can buy safety eyewear eVouchers online.

eVouchers are available from a minimum of just five and there is no contract or tie-in. Specsavers added that there has been no cost increase for the JCB range.

A safety eyewear eVoucher costing just £36.81 entitles the employee to one complete pair of prescription safety glasses, fitted with standard single vision lenses, which include a scratch-resistant treatment.

Additional vouchers are also available for lens options, which include bifocals, varifocals, polycarbonate lenses, clip-on UV tints, tints, toughened glass, anti-reflection treatment, UV treatment, reaction lenses and ultra-clear treatment.

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