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Under Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations ALL employers are legally required to protect the eye health of employees who regularly use a VDU (computer screen or similar) at work.

A recent survey commissioned by Eye Health UK and Vision Express found that more than 90% of employers are failing to meet their legal obligation[1].

So, it’s probably no surprise that so office workers many (85%) report suffering symptoms of screen fatigue – headaches, eyestrain and problems with close and long-distance vision – after a typical day in the office.

To help you care for your employees’ eye health and comply with the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations we’ve developed a comprehensive set of resources. Visit our Employers’ Resource Page for more info.

These resources also share simple strategies that all screen users can follow to help minimise their risk of screen fatigue and as part of the initiative’s launch during National Eye Health Week (23 – 29 September) employers are being encouraged to participate in The Big Blink at 11am on Fri-eye-day 27 September when all screen users look up from their screen, focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds and then repeat every 20 minutes to help prevent future screen fatigue.

 

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[1] Q1. Vision Matters survey of 250 employers conducted by Opinion Matters between 30.08.19 - 03.09.19