UCL Human Resources


Eye Care FAQs

FAQs regarding working with display screen equipment.


Frequently Asked Questions regarding employees who work with display screen equipment.

Contents include

  • How do I apply for an Eye Test Pack, and what is in it?
  • How do I find out what opticians are in the scheme?
  • How long is the Eye Test Pack valid for?
  • How do I get my eyes tested?
  • What if my optician is not listed in the in the ASE Directory of Affiliated Opticians?
  • Will I have to pay for my sight test?
  • Is the test a proper sight test?
  • Can I take time off work to have my eye test?
  • How will I know if I need spectacles specifically for DSE Work?
  • What DSE spectacles will UCL pay for?
  • What if I want a different frame?
  • What if I want a ‘rimless’ frame glazed?
  • What if I want different lenses?
  • What is the minimum requirement for spectacles under the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992?
  • Can I have a copy of my prescription?
  • How long will my spectacles take to be made?
  • Will I get a case and cleaning cloth?
  • I wear contact lenses; can I get help towards the cost?
  • Will the optician have samples of the “free” frames for me to try?
  • I don't have a password to access the application form, how do I get one?

Who should read this policy

  • All staff


Last updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2022