Eyecare Vouchers

Can I use my work eyecare voucher at Holland & James?

If your employer has given you a voucher to cover a VDU eye examination, then you can probably use it at Holland & James to have a free routine VDU eye examination.

What do I need to do next?

Use the BOOK ONLINE option and select the EYECARE VOUCHER option. If you have a code from EyeMed then you can present this on the day of your eye test. If you have an Edenred voucher, then you will need to bring this along to your appointment. If you have a SEE voucher you will need to print off the forms that your employer has given you and bring them along. If you do not have access to a printer, then please email your forms to hello@hollandjames.co.uk in advance or your appointment so that we can print them ready for your appointment.

What does a routine VDU eye examination involve?

The optometrist will discuss with you, your work environment. They will then check the health of your eyes, test your vision, and determine whether you need glasses. Specifically, they will determine whether glasses are advisable for occupational VDU use. The optometrist will make lens recommendations as well as the best coatings to get the most out of your vision.

Additionally, if your scheme or employer has provided paperwork to fill in as part of your eyecare scheme then this will be filled in for the details to be passed back to your employer.

Do I also get free glasses?

Under the HSE display screen equipment regulations your employer is only obliged to provide glasses if you require a specific prescription for your VDU.

You only need to provide glasses for the DSE work. If users’ normal glasses are suitable for DSE work, you don’t need to pay for them. You don’t have to pay for expensive frames or lenses.

So, in a nutshell you will only get glasses provided by your employer if you don't already wear glasses or require glasses for similar tasks. You can read the full guidance at https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg36.PDF

Will I get a prescription at the end of the eye exam?

Yes, we can email you a copy of your prescription to your registered email address.

What if I have another voucher not listed?

If you email the details of the eyecare voucher you have, to hello@hollandjames.co.uk we can give you guidance on whether we can accept your voucher.