Employees with impaired vision can be a major hazard in the workplace not only to themselves but also to fellow staff and property
Ensuring Safe and Efficient Workplaces
In order to ensure a safe and productive workplace, it’s important to have a vision screening program in place. This will help to identify employees who may be at risk for vision-related problems and provide them with the necessary resources to correct the issue. Doing so will lead to fewer workplace injuries, lower insurance premiums, and increased productivity.
Types of Occupational Vision Services
There are three levels of occupational vision services that optometrists can provide:
General optometric practice
General optometric practice includes providing routine eye examinations, prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed, and offering advice on how to maintain healthy vision.
Vision consultation involves assessing an employee’s specific vision requirements and making recommendations on how to best meet those needs. This may include prescribing specialised eyewear, such as computer glasses, or making changes to the workplace itself to improve vision
Eye safety consultation
Eye safety consultation focuses on preventing occupational eye injuries by assessing the hazards present in the workplace and making recommendations on how to mitigate those risks. This may include providing employees with safety eyewear, implementing safety procedures, or conducting training on how to safely work in potentially hazardous environments.
Our vision screenings take approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
This assessment is used to detect visual acuity, ocular muscle function, colour vision and ocular health.
The benefits of a vision screening program conducted every two years include: