Workplace Vision Testing

About Workplace Vision Testing

Bodycare provides on-site workplace vision testing for businesses and organisations across Australia as part of our health surveillance programs.

Clear vision is essential for maintaining productivity and safety in the workplace. Whether working on a computer, operating machinery, or performing manual tasks, having good eyesight can significantly impact your employee’s work performance. That’s why workplace vision testing is crucial to maintaining a healthy and efficient workforce.

At Bodycare, we provide comprehensive workplace vision testing services to businesses of all sizes. Our team of experienced occupational health professionals are are trained to ensure that your employees receive accurate and thorough vision assessments.

Our workplace vision tests provide a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s visual acuity, focusing ability, and colour vision. We will provide a referral for further investigation where distance vision, near vision, or colour blindness is outside of industry norms, or outside of the parameters provided by the client if different to the norm.

What eye tests will be given to employees?

Our eye tests include Near Vision, Distance Vision, and Colour Vision. As a company dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of your employees, we provide comprehensive eye testing to ensure that they are equipped with the proper visual acuity to perform their job duties effectively and safely.

Distance Vision

The distance vision test evaluates an employee’s capacity to perceive objects from a distance. During this test, our specialist will ask your employee to look at a chart placed a distance away and identify the letters or numbers on the Snellen Chart. The size of the letters and numbers will gradually become smaller until the employee is not able to see them clearly.

Near Vision

This test is designed to assess an employee’s ability to see objects clearly at close range. During this test, our specialist will ask the employee to read a series of letters, numbers, symbols or icons from Hanks Near Point Vision Chart placed at a set distance away. The chart contains various types of text and images we commonly encounter daily, such as newsprint, phone book text, music notation, classified ads, reference listings, and computer displays. This allows the test to simulate real-world tasks that require good near vision, such as reading and using digital devices.

Colour Vision

This assesses a person’s ability to distinguish between different colours. We use the Ishihara Color Test, which uses plates with coloured dots or shapes to determine colour vision.

Our specialists perform the screening process using both eyes, without correction and with correction (if applicable). This ensures that we can accurately assess each individual’s visual acuity, regardless of any existing vision correction.

What are the benefits of establishing a workplace vision testing program?

Improved Safety

By identifying visual impairments, workplace vision testing can help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.

Increased Productivity

Good vision is essential for maintaining high productivity levels, and workplace vision testing can help identify any visual limitations that could impact performance.

Compliance with Regulations

Many industries have specific regulations and standards for vision, and workplace vision testing can help ensure compliance with these regulations.

Improved Employee Health

Regular vision tests can detect the early signs of vision problems, allowing for prompt treatment to maintain optimal visual health.

Workplace Vision Testing FAQ

Why is regular vision testing important?

Regular vision testing is crucial to maintaining optimal visual health and ensuring that individuals have the necessary visual abilities to perform their job duties safely and efficiently. There are several reasons why regular vision testing is essential:

First is early detection of vision problems. This allows for prompt treatment to maintain optimal visual health and prevent the problems from becoming more severe and affecting the quality of life. For example, regular eye exams can help detect glaucoma or cataracts in the early stages, when treatment is most effective.

Second, the importance of maintaining productivity. Good vision is essential for maintaining high productivity levels, and regular vision tests can help identify any visual limitations that could impact performance. For example, if an individual has trouble seeing up close, they may struggle to read computer screens or perform detailed manual tasks.

Third is the improvement of safety. Regular vision tests can identify visual impairments that pose a safety risk in the workplace. For example, an individual with peripheral vision problems may be unable to detect movements outside the direct line of sight.

Last is compliance with regulations. Many industries–such as aviation and transportation–have specific regulations and standards for vision, and regular vision testing can help ensure compliance with these regulations.

How often should we schedule vision testing for our employees?

Healthdirect recommends that people aged 40 years and over should have an eye test every 2-3 years, while those with risk factors such as diabetes, a family history of eye disease, high blood pressure, or age over 65 should have a test more regularly.

However, we recommend scheduling vision testing for employees once a year, as this frequency ensures that any changes in vision are detected and addressed promptly. It also helps to ensure that employees meet industry-specific regulations and vision standards.

Who will conduct the on-site vision testing for employees?

On-site vision testing for employees is conducted by our qualified occupational health professionals trained and experienced in providing comprehensive vision exams.

How long will the tests take?

Vision testing typically takes approximately 10-15 minutes per employee. This time frame allows for a thorough and efficient vision exam without disrupting the employee’s work schedule.

If 15 or more employees are tested, employers may receive a comprehensive corporate report summarising the overall results and any trends or areas of concern.

If any employees require further evaluation or treatment, the employer may provide referrals to the employee’s general practitioner or other healthcare providers.

Follow-ups may also be conducted with the consent of the referred employees to ensure that they receive appropriate care and treatment.

What kinds of issues may be detected as part of on-site vision screening?

An on-site vision screening can detect various visual issues that may affect an employee’s ability to perform their job duties safely and efficiently.

In some cases, our clients have a stricter protocol for vision screening, and we work to meet these requirements if necessary. This may include additional tests and evaluations to determine visual acuity, colour vision, and depth perception.

Why choose Bodycare?

Bodycare is a top choice for workplace vision testing due to our experienced team of occupational health professionals, clinical governance framework, quality control checks and balances, and technology and software systems.

Our team of occupational health professionals is highly trained and experienced in providing comprehensive vision exams. They also adhere to strict clinical governance standards, ensuring that our services meet quality and patient care standards.

In addition, Bodycare has a robust quality control system to ensure that our services are consistent and reliable. Our quality control checks and balances are designed to monitor our processes and ensure that our clients receive the highest quality services every time.

Where are Bodycare vision testing services available?

Bodycare workplace vision testing services are available to businesses and organisations across Australia.