Monitor glasses and safety glasses

Employees at the university should have a good visual ergonomic work environment. Because of this, the university offers employees the opportunity to get monitor glasses or safety glasses. Your department or unit pays for both your vision survey and glasses from the basic range.

Your work environment should be designed based on a holistic approach that considers ergonomics, lighting environment, technical equipment, safety and the organization of work. Your visual ergonomic work environment is an important part of this.

To order monitor glasses or safety glasses you need to fill out a printed form with your manager.

Your department or unit will be invoiced for the cost if you choose glasses from a basic range. If you want to order a more expensive frame and glass, you need to pay the difference yourself.

More information about monitor glasses and safety glasses can be found in the policy for visual aid. Information about procured suppliers can be found in the contract catalogue.

How to get monitor glasses

Before ordering glasses

If you have problems that may be related to vision requirements at work, such as pain in the head / neck / shoulders, or need personal safety glasses - contact the occupational health service before ordering.

If necessary, the occupational health service will visit your workplace and makes an assessment about your need and examines other work environment factors that can contribute to good visual ergonomic work environment and a safe work environment.

Fill in the form

To order via form:

  1. Print the form in the right-hand column and fill it out.
  2. Give the form to your manager for signature.
  3. Bring the signed form to Specsavers' requisition.

After your order

Book an appointment with the optician with whom Umeå University has an agreement - Specsavers. Remember to bring the signed form with you to your appointment.

Elizabet Westerlund
3/11/2022