VDU Sight Screening
The Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Application) Regulations 2007 clearly state that;
- Employee’s are entitled to an appropriate eye and eye sight test before working with VDUs and at regular intervals. If at any time working with VDUs an employee experiences visual difficulties he or she has a similar entitlement.
Vision screening tests are a means of identifying individuals with defective vision who need a full eye sight test. These tests however, are not designed to screen for eye defects, such as injury, glaucoma, or disease. Occasionally, some employees may experience temporary eye fatigue, blurred vision, dry eye syndrome, red or sore eyes and headaches from VDU work.
Eye fatigue may also lead to employees adopting awkward postures at their workstation which can in the long term cause discomfort to the upper and lower limbs.
Our comprehensive vision screening programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of current legislation. We test the computer vision of 40+ individuals per day by appointment. Whether in industry or occupational settings a vision screening programme provides a general awareness of an employee’s visual ability and helps to create a healthier working environment too!
Vision screening is ideal for numerically literate individuals and takes approximately 10 minuets to administer on site. Where test results indicate that vision is defective at the relevant distance the employee is informed and referred to their optometrist or GP for a full eye examination.