Most people these days use a computer screen (VDU) at some point during their working day, many people for several hours at a time. It’s therefore not surprising that a good number of us complain of ‘eyestrain’ when using a VDU for a prolonged time.
The good news is that in the majority of cases eyestrain can be reduced or even eliminated by following a few simple steps
“I have done all this but I am still getting eyestrain. Is there anything else I can do?”
Once you have eliminated all the environmental factors the next step is to have an eye test. If you are a designated VDU user your employer is obliged to pay for the eye test for you under EC regulations. If it is shown that you need glasses for VDU use only they are also obliged to pay for a basic pair of glasses or subsidise a more advanced pair. In reality very few people need a spectacle correction for VDU use only as a VDU prescription is inherently very close to a reading prescription. It could therefore be argued that if you need glasses for reading you would have had to have bought them anyway. Some employers are more sympathetic than others on this point so it’s best to ask whoever is in charge of HR in your organization.
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26/06/2015 - 10.00am