Mara Giribaldi, BappSc(Orthoptics) DOBA
Jan Wulff, DOBA
The Cumberland Health and Research-Centre is a commercial arm of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, and had requested the School of Applied Vision Sciences, to conduct vision screening of employees at CSR Bradford at Ingleburn in NSW. The employees fell into two work groups, office based staff, who were predominantly computer operators, and operator / fork lift drivers, who were predominantly involved in the factory operation. Vision screening programs were tailored to suit the work requirements of these employees.
Screening was performed on 114 employees and individual written reports were supplied to the company along with a corporate report, summarising the findings of the vision screening and providing recommendations in relation to vision and the workplace arising from the screening program.
A summary of results is presented with a recommendation that orthoptists accept this challenge to be involved in corporate vision screening whenever possible.