If you are an employer you must provide an eyesight test for a someone who uses a display screen equipment (DSE) if they request one. The employer must also pay for the test (England & Wales, Eye tests in Scotland are free)
This should be a full eye and eyesight test by an optometrist or doctor, including a vision test and an eye examination.
It’s up to the employer how they provide the test. For example, they could let users arrange the tests and reimburse them for the cost later.
Or they could send all their DSE users to one optician it’s entirely up to you how you want to carry this out.
What if glasses are required?
Employers only have to pay for glasses for DSE work. If the test shows an employee needs special glasses prescribed for the distance the screen is viewed at. If an ordinary prescription is suitable, employers do not have to pay for glasses.
Also, you are only required to pay for a basic pair of glasses. We would usually advise that if the employee wanted designer frames or other options.
Then the employer would pay the person the amount for the basic pair and the employee contributes the rest to have the upgrades.