Does a vision screening test satisfy the requirements for an eye and eyesight test under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992?

No, a vision screening test does not satisfy the requirements for an eye and eyesight test under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992/2792). A test of the employee's vision may not be sufficient on its own to detect injury, disease or abnormality in the eye. The Regulations require an examination of the eye to be carried out as well as a test of the employee's vision.

Employers can use vision screening tests to identify potential problems with employees' eyesight, in addition to arranging eye and eyesight tests for display screen equipment users in accordance with their duty under the Regulations.