Opticians Liverpool Street London: Eye Contact , Unit 2, The Arcade, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PN - (t) 020 7626 7232.
Eye Contact Opticians, London, Liverpool Street

Occupational Health

The hustle and bustle of a productive work environmentUsing a computer is a requirement of employment in almost all service sector roles. This creates problems for employees when the visually demanding nature of using a computer exceeds visual abilities i.e. if the individual suffers a pre-existing vision defect.

The risk to eyes & eyesight is identified by the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (1992) as one of the main occupational health risksrelated to the use of a computer, along with stress and musculoskeletal disorders.

Surveys of computer workers show that eye and vision problems are the most frequently reported health-related problems, generally occurring in 70 to 75 percent of computer workers (American Optometric Association).

Legislators considered the risk so great that employees are entitled to be provided with an eye test by their employer, and provide spectacles if they are required when the employee uses a computer.