Staff Display Screen Users
Employees of The Consortium Trust, who user display screen equipment regularly and as part of their role, are able to access an eyesight test with any qualified optician of their choice, having obtained prior approval from their line manager and submit a receipt for the test to their establishment of work for reimbursement.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time. These workers are known as ‘DSE users’. The regulations don’t apply to workers who use DSE infrequently or only use it for a short time.
Employers only have to pay for glasses for DSE work if the test shows an employee needs special glasses prescribed for the distance the screen is viewed at. If an ordinary prescription is suitable, employers do not have to pay for glasses. Employers must assess DSE workstations and take steps to reduce any health risks.