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 or by ordering it digitally through Raindance.

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 (Swedish only). Information about procured suppliers can be found in the contract catalogue (E-avrop).

If you have questions about ordering glasses digitally, send an email to:

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 care service before ordering.

If necessary, the occupational health care 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.

Order via 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.

Order digitally via Raindance

Since Raindance isn't available in English, there is no easy way for you to order digitally. Therefore we recommend that you contact the person at your department or unit that has access to order supplies via Raindance, to order your glasses.

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.

Occupational health care

Book an appointment through the occupational health care reception.

Telephone: +46 (0)10-810 92 10

Address: Östra Strandgatan 24, close to Umeå Arts Campus


Website: Feelgood Umeå

Cancel or change appointment

Remember to cancel or change your appointment  48 hours in advance! If you cancel or reschedule later than that, Umeå University will be charged for your appointment anyway.

Elizabet Westerlund