EEC Regulations 1992, Reg. 5 'EYES AND EYESIGHT' were implemented
to safeguard the eyesight of all employed computer users.
It did not include use by school children. However, most
authorities would agree that school children should have
regular eye examinations, especially if they are regular
'Vutest' is a quick, inexpensive and efficient way to detect
warning signs that may need professional advice and help.
Starter packs for initial registration can be tailored to suit
and can be very inexpensive. Tests are purchased in advance,
the cost per test varying with the amount purchased. At anytime
users are able to download a password protected database file
of all their students tests.
There is evidence that up the age of approximately 16 years,
chilidren's eyesight is more affected by visual tasks and
their environment than adults eyesight.
It is therefore more than prudent that education authorities
should make all efforts to ensure that continued computer
use is supervised properly and that children's sight is periodically
checked for adverse changes.