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September 23rd marks the beginning of National Eye Health Week—promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.
It’s likely you and your employees use computers and display screen equipment (DSE) daily. While there’s no evidence computer monitors cause eye disease or permanent damage—according to extensive research carried out by the Health & Safety Executive—eye strain caused by computers is still an unpleasant and common issue.
A few. Remember, none of these are serious and permanent, but it’s a good idea to be aware of common computer eye strain symptoms, so you can look out for them in yourself and others:
These are more inconvenient or irritating than anything—but still, your eyesight is important.
It’s a good idea to make sure employees are taking steps to prevent eye strain when using a computer. There are some simple steps to take to make sure your eyes are looked after:
According to HMRC, eye tests for employees are exempt from tax reporting—and the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations stipulate that any employee often using display equipment should be provided with an eye test, funded by their employer, upon request.
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