Vision Screening

A vision screen, also called an eye test, is a brief assessment that identifies potential visual deficits and eye disorders of an individual. A vision screen is not a diagnostic tool, moreso it is used to identify visual deficits to then determine if a more detailed assessment is required by an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist.

If your employees are required to drive machinery (e.g. forklift), or work extensively on Visual Display Units (VDU’s) then it is essential for these employees to undetake

vision screening to ensure that they have the appropriate visual acuity to perform the inherent requirements of their work role.

Employer Health Solutions (EHS) uses a Titmus Vision Screening device to help identify any visual deficits your employees may have so that an appropriate management plan can be implemented.

Did you know that a recent report on eye health conducted in 2019 showed that:

In 2017–2018, there were 9.4 million Medicare claims for optometrist consultations for 7.2 million patients;

More than half of the population or over 13 million Australians have a long-term vision disorder and females are more likely to be affected than males, according to a new report on eye health;

7.2 million people have hyperopia (long-sightedness) and
6.3 million have myopia (short-sightedness)

687,200 have presbyopia (farsightedness) and 548,600 have colour blindness

410,800 or 1.7 per cent of the population have cataract and 236,600 or one per cent of the population have macular degeneration

131,500 have partial or complete blindness

Indigenous Australians have three times the prevalence of bilateral vision impairment and blindness than non-Indigenous Australians

Long-term eye conditions are closely associated with increasing age so affect 93 percent of people aged 55 and over compared with 12 percent of those aged 14 and under