DSE eyecare

£17 - includes a full eye test and up to £69 towards selected glasses*

By law, employees using Visual Display Units (VDU) or Display Screen Equipment (DSE) should be provided with an eye test funded by their employer, when requested. If glasses are needed solely for VDU use, the employer is obliged to pay. 

Specsavers VDU eVouchers offer responsible employers an easy, cost-effective way to stay on top of their legal obligations, and at the same time make sure employees can avoid unnecessary discomfort at work.

DSE eyecare options

Free eye test

A full eye test including digital retinal photography if you’re over 40 or your optician recommends it.

£49 complete glasses

One complete pair of glasses from the £49 range, fitted with standard single vision lenses plus a scratch-resistant treatment when required solely for DSE use. It does not give a contribution to glassess needed for additional tasks, such as reading or driving.

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£49 towards glasses

The £49 contribution can be used towards an upgrade to other frame ranges and you pay the difference.

A further £20 towards glasses

Premium Club is an integral part of every DSE eVoucher and offers a further £20 contribution when glasses are selected from the £99 range or above, giving you a combined contribution of £69.

*Priced £99 or more, fitted with standard single vision lenses plus a scratch-resistant treatment.

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Do you work with display screen equipment?

Prolonged use of visual display units or display screen equipment can strain eyesight and create problems further down the line. Did you know employers could be responsible for providing access to eye examinations and basic frames and lenses in certain circumstances?
Discover the regulations and perks of corporate eyecare here.

FAQ’s

As an employer, what is my legal obligation for DSE users?

You are responsible for the funding of an eye examination and the cost of basic spectacles, if required for DSE work.

Should I be supplying bifocal and varifocal glasses to an employee that uses the computer?

One of the most confusing areas of the DSE regulations concerns bifocals and varifocals. These lenses can be unsuitable for DSE work, as it is not always possible to see the screen clearly without lowering or raising the head, which can lead to other associated problems, such as neck pain.

The basic requirement is then to provide single-vision glasses suitable for viewing a screen at the appropriate distance. Alternatively, Specsavers do offer a varifocal lens designed specifically for screen use called ‘SuperDigital’, which may be of interest.

How often should an employee have an eye examination?

Usually every two years. However, there may be occasions where more regular checks are required. This could be down to the individual’s family ocular history, for example glaucoma, or some other form of ocular disease. Therefore, based on clinical judgement, the optometrist will recommend retest dates as appropriate.