What can be done to help visual fatigue?

Frequent eye examinations will reveal the presence of any uncorrected prescription and spectacles, contact lenses or eye exercises can be prescribed to help.

If you are classed as a VDU user, your employer will pay for your initial eye examination which should be before you start work on a VDU and at regular intervals (usually every 2 years) as specified by the examining optometrist.

In most cases, spectacles prescribed for general purpose ie distance or reading will work for the VDU in which case the employer does not have to contribute to the cost of spectacles.

In cases where the normal spectacles are ineffective, there may be a specific need for special spectacles focused at the VDU screen. This is usually confined to the over 50's who lack the focusing power of younger patients.