Opticians carry out tests on your eyes to check the quality of your eye sight and look for signs of eye disease which may need treatment from a doctor or eye surgeon. They also prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses.
Only a limited number of people who meet certain criteria are eligible for free NHS eye tests. Otherwise, eye tests are a chargeable service which normally cost around £20. However, if you use a display screen on most days at work, or it is essential to your work within the University, or you use a computer sometimes for intense periods of work, the University is required to provide and pay for an eye test for you. Please contact the University’s Occupational Health webpages for further information.