RECOMMENDED COMPONENTS OF AN EYE/VISION EXAMINATION
The unique characteristics and high visual demands of video display terminal (VDT) work make eye and vision problems the most frequent health related problem experienced by VDT operators. Uncorrected vision conditions, poor VDT design and workplace ergonomics, and a highly demanding visual task can all contribute to the development of visual symptoms.
The American Optometric Association recommends that all video display terminal operators obtain a comprehensive eye/vision examination prior to or soon after beginning VDT work and periodically thereafter.
The examination should include:
Depending on the history, signs and symptoms presented or the results of the initial examination procedures, additional testing may be indicated to effectively evaluate and diagnose specific eye or vision problems. At the completion of the examination, the patient should receive a review and discussion of the findings and recommendations for treatment. Treatment may include the design and prescription of an opthalmic lens correction specifically for VDT work, the utilization of optometric vision therapy for the correction of binocular vision and accomodative dysfunctions interfering with VDT work, and/or guidance relating to preventive eye care, lighting and workstation design.
- Information provided by the American Optometric Association -