Eye care: Benefits for staff, affordable for firms

Eye care: Benefits for staff, affordable for firms

The provision of eye care can offer benefits to companies and staff without creating extra cost for employers, it has been claimed.

Writing for Personnel Today, reporter Mike Hale stressed that the Health and Safety (Digital Screen Equipment) Regulations, which came into effect in 1992, require employers to provide eye tests to all staff who use visual display units at work.

He went on to recommend the use of vouchers to pay for eye care, which allow workers to receive treatments without having to pay upfront.

Mr Hale went on to cite figures released by the National Institute for the Blind, which suggest that as many as 13 million drivers in the UK do not have regular eyesight tests.

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by Adrian Galbreth

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