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Free eye test?

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by miss detention, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. miss detention

    miss detention New commenter

    Does anyone know if we can get a free eye test as teachers?

  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Depends how long you spend at a screen. According to Health & Safety Executive

    The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time. We describe these workers as ‘DSE users’. The regulations don’t apply to workers who use DSE infrequently or only use it for a short time.
    If you fall within those regulations you are entitled to an eye test.


    I think there's some stuff on union websites about this.

    This Unison's, I'm sure there's stuff on teaching unions too.

  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Don't think I've ever heard that teachers can have free eye tests. Mine are free now - over 60. There have to be some benefits!

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