In industry, a comprehensive screening programme can provide a general overview of employee’s visual disorders, detecting those where corrective action should be taken. Vision Screening Tests are a means of identifying individuals with defective vision who need a full eyesight test. Using the Keystone VS-II, we carry out fourteen tests of nine visual functions, not just visual activity alone.
The tests indicate such things as:
- Eye co-ordination
- Depth perception
- Colour blindness
- Distance Vision
- Middle Vision
- Near Vision
WHO SHOULD I SCREEN?
- Display Screen Equipment users in accordance with the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
- Van Drivers
- Fork Lift Truck Drivers
- Company Car Drivers
- Close Inspection Workers
- Occupations where ‘normal’ colour vision is desirable or essential
VISION SCREENING PROCESS
After completing a vision screening questionnaire, the Vision Screening Test will be carried out using the Keystone VS-II. Results will be discussed with the employee and if necessary referrals to an optician will be advised. A report of the results will be forwarded to the employer. Screening can be carried out here at Redwither Tower or at another suitable venue. Each test takes approximately 20 minutes.
FREQUENCY OF TESTING (As a Guide)
Vision screening is advisable at Initial Medical Assessment and then 2-yearly thereafter.