An optometrist will carry out the following:

  • Ocular history and symptoms
  • Intermediate and near vision assessments for both eyes individually
  • Contrast sensitivity (i.e. the ability to see in low light levels)
  • Colour vision
  • Amplitude of accommodation
  • Eye muscle movement (motility test)
  • Depth perception test
  • Amsler grid for any near vision central field defects

Common computer vision syndrome (CVS) symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning sensation
  • Eye redness
  • Lacrimation (tearing)
  • Ocular pain or discomfort
  • Focusing problems
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dry eye symptoms
  • Eye strain

After the assessment

We issue the employee a report confirming their ability/inability to meet the VDU standard.
We also send a 13 point recommendation list offering advice and guidance on VDU best practices.