Vision Screening plays an important role in industry, none of our senses are so important as that of vision as once it is impaired can rarely be restored. However, a visual impairment need not severely inhibit an otherwise healthy person. People with deficient sight can still achieve adequate levels of vision if professional eye care is obtained when it is needed.
In industry, a comprehensive screening programme can provide a general overview of employee's visual disorders, detecting those where corrective action should be taken.
Vision Screening Tests identify individuals with defective vision who need to be referred on for a full eyesight test with a optician/optometrist. We will carry out a comprehensive test of visual functions, including;
Near Vision etc.
Individuals who will require inclusion in a screening programme are:
Display Screen Equipment users in accordance with the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
Fork Lift Truck Drivers
Company Car Drivers
Close Inspection Workers
Occupations where 'normal' colour vision is desirable or essential
The Screening Process
The Vision Screening Test is carried out on site and takes about 15 minutes and the results will be discussed with the employee and if necessary referrals to an optician will be advised. A report of the results will be forwarded to the employer. Screening is advisable at Pre-employment and then 2-yearly thereafter.
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Workwell provides services across a broad range of Occupational Health needs for both industrial and commercial businesses, helping to ensure your workforce is healthy, productive and that sickness absence is managed effectively and minimised.