Protect one of your business’s most valuable assets? – your employees’ eyesight!
- The eyesight of the American work force is costing millions of dollars every year.
- Problems are correlated with increased productivity from technological advances and employees being asked to do more in less time.
- More than half of all employees are regularly working on a computer increasing eye strain.
- Poor lighting is also affecting productivity.
- When an eye injury or vision problem occurs, it can cost businesses millions in medical bills, mistakes, compensation, production downtime, legal fees, equipment damage and retraining.
Why SEE TO WORK?
Eye Care Council optometrists developed SEE TO WORK® in cooperation with business leaders to address eye health and issues. Through the program, participating optometrists can provide assistance to improve worker safety and reduce the incidence of computer eye strain and other work-related vision problems.
See the problem
On-the-job eye injuries cost businesses $300 million each year in medical bills, compensation and downtime.
- Estimated costs – both direct and indirect – due to eye injuries have increased to more than $3 billion annually.
- About half of today’s work force use computers regularly. Of these workers, 50 percent have experienced some vision problems related to computer use, and more than 25 percent have complained of frequent or constant problems.
- A recent survey of optometrists revealed that 10 million primary eye care exams are given each year in the U.S. primarily due to vision problems related to computer use.
- Of the individuals enrolled in adult literacy programs, more than 60 percent have vision problems.
- 20/20 eyesight does not ensure adequate visual performance in the work place.
Contact the Eye Care Council for more information or to have an optometrist get in touch with you to answer specific questions.