Employee welfare in UAE given boost by onsite eye tests using MIT technology

March 29th, Dubai: In a bid to help employers across the UAE improve the welfare of their employees, Dubai-based eyewear platform specsaddict.com has launched its eye tests in the workplace service using market-leading technology from MIT.

The service, which has been described as the Uber of opticians, means employees no longer need to leave the office for hours at a time to visit an optician. Instead, an optician will come to your workplace, upon request, and do mass testing for all that request.

With employee welfarea top priority for most employers in the UAE, HR managers will be particularly interested in the new service, which provides eye test results in just a few days.

“Improving your employees’ quality of life and work environment is one of the top priorities of any company’s human resource policy,” says DJ Sengupta, founder of specsaddict.com. “This is even more significant with the ever-increasing use of digital technology. By bringing eye tests into the office we hope to help firms further cement their commitment to their workforce and their welfare.”

A market first in the UAE, the newly launched mobile eye-test device, developed by MIT spinout EyeNetra, is visually similar to a binocular-like headset, which displays the refractive powers, axis of astigmatism, and pupillary distance required for eyeglasses prescriptions.

“Technology is a huge component of our overall business model,” says Sengupta “Using it to improve the welfare of workers across the Emirates seemed like a logical step. It, too, enhances specsaddicts’ mission to provide an innovative, personable service to eyewear consumers in the UAE.”

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