The majority of employers do not offer eye care to drivers, potentially putting staff and company reputation at risk, it is claimed.

What’s more with this weekend’s ending of British Summer Time heralding the clocks going back for the winter, driving has become even more of a “risky business”, according to Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.

New research by the organisation suggests that just 38% of employers offer eye care specifically to drivers.

In a survey of more than 500 heads of UK companies, the majority, 62%, said they did not provide eye care specifically for employees who drive during the course of their work.

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “Employers that don’t offer eye care to their drivers may be putting their employees and their company reputation at risk. Eye care for drivers makes sense on individual, public and corporate levels.”