David Faulder Opticians

Eye health

Important information for computer users

If you use a VDU for work (e.g. PCs, laptops and other digital displays ), you are entitled to a free eye test from your employer. This can be in the form of a voucher or by simply claiming the cost back from the employer. 

Should glasses be required solely for VDU use, then the employer must contribute an agreed amount towards the cost. 

We have a wealth of experience in this field having carried out these tests for local businesses since the introduction of this health and safety law in 1992. 

For employers we offer discounts on all sight tests and for employees special discounts on all spectacles. Please contact us or visit the practice for details.

An eye examination at our practice covers much more than making sure you have the right prescription.

We monitor the health of the eyes for possible problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and raised blood pressure. We also welcome any questions you may have about looking after your vision. 

Keeping your eyesight in the best possible condition depends on making sure you have the right lenses for your needs. In recent years there have been important developments in lens technology which can improve your vision and make your spectacles more comfortable to wear. 

Whilst we charge a fee for our comprehensive eye examination, some eye tests are free under the NHS. For instance, you may qualify if you are:

  • Under 19 and in full time education
  • Over 60
  • Over 40, with a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving income support

Please contact us or visit the practice for details.