Avoid the pitfalls of safety prescription eyewear voucher systems

uvex provides an effortless solution for companies to avoid the many drawbacks of voucher systems while procuring prescription safety eyewear for their employees.

Our team of highly skilled safety professionals will visit your workplace and advise on the most suitable safety prescription lens material based on the hazards posed to employees. These can range from mechanical to optical hazards to liquid hazards.

Mechanical hazards Optical hazards Liquid Hazards
Things that get into the eye
Dust off the street, grass cuttings, saw dust, tree branches
UV radiation, bright lights and flashes
Sunlight, reflections off windows & wet surfaces, artificial lights
Splashes
Chemical hazards, jet washing, cleaning

How the voucher system works

The voucher system used by some high street opticians and other safety prescription providers can often be confusing and is not the simplest way to obtain prescription eyewear.

  • Books of vouchers may be bought and remain unused, necessitating time-consuming applications for refunds. Often the true value of an order is not transparent as a voucher may have a value of £30, while the order value comes to £35 requiring additional vouchers or part-payment on a credit card. Purchasers are also locked into using one specific optician.
  • Many vouchers only cover the value of a basic prescription safety order with CR39 lenses (EN166S), which do not offer good impact protection and require a UV coating to be added at extra cost.
  • Upgrading to impact-resistant polycarbonate (EN166F) lenses incurs an additional charge. To pay for this, it requires another voucher, even if the balance is not for the full value of the voucher, so purchasers could be only using part of a voucher, but still paying the full amount on a credit card.
  • Polycarbonate lenses have a natural UV filter, extremely important in protecting the wearer’s eyes from harmful rays and preventing eye problems.
High street opticians voucher system

The uvex system

The uvex system invoices on an order-by-order basis through an existing PPE provider once the eyewear is received by the employee. This method avoids the need to pay upfront or run two different invoicing systems.

This flexibility allows the wearer to go to their most convenient retailer and does not confine them to any one optician chain or location.

uvex’s simple-to-understand, three-tier pricing structure details prices for single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses in both polycarbonate and CR39, and for extras such as anti-reflective coatings, transition lenses, or sun glare tints. In this way there are no hidden costs when the employee visits the optician. Approval for any extra costs is always sought before the company is invoiced.

Next steps

Why risk the hassle of vouchers when the uvex solution is so much more effective? To find out more, contact your local uvex representative who will be happy to help:

Contact your Regional Sales Manager


Up to speed on lens materials?

Polycarbonate versus CR39 plastic lenses

View our prescription eyewear range

View our prescription eyewear range

Download the brochure

Download our prescription eyewear brochure
Share Print
uvex
SAFETY