Female staff should inform Human Resources as soon as they become aware that they are pregnant and provide confirmation from a doctor or midwife, if requested. When the University receives notification that an employee is pregnant a risk assessment will be carried out to ensure the safety of the staff member.
All new staff who work with VDUs are entitled to an VDU Eye Screening Test. VDU Eye Screening tests are then available every 3 years to VDU users.
Should a staff member wish to avail of this service please advise the Health & Safety Office before making an appointment.
Locally Gildeas Opticians and Mullins & Henry provide VDU eye tests.
Gildeas Opticians, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Phone 6290370.
Mullins & Henry, Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Phone 6286606.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR OPTICIAN IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A FREE EYE TEST WITH YOUR PRSI.
Where glasses are required for VDU use the cost of standard lenses only may be paid by the Health & Safety Office and €32 may be paid towards the cost of frames. The Health & Safety office must receive
VDU Eye Screening Test
completed by your Optician before any payment is made. Pay the optician directly and claim a refund of allowable expenses from this office. Please complete the on line expenses form attaching scanned copies of paid receipt and completed opticians approval form. This scheme does not cover the cost of bi-focals, varifocals, coatings, etc.
ORIGINAL RECEIPTS MUST BE MAINTAINED ON FILE. THE BURSARS OFFICE WILL NOT ACCEPT CREDIT/DEBIT CARD RECEIPTS AS PROOF OF PAYMENT.
If you wish to make an appointment to have your workstation assessed please contact
Mary O'Leary in the Health & Safety Office at 01 7086251.