Vision screening

The vision screening or eye test, is a brief exam that looks for potential vision problems and eye disorders. At HCS the vision screening is done for occupational health the so-called pre- employment and periodic screenings and the pilot exams (FAA and CASAS). The screening is not diagnostic. When anomalies are found, we refer to an eye care specialist for diagnosis and treatment. This specialist will do a more thorough eye test.

Common eye disorders screened for

Vision screening is most often used to check for possible vision problems. The most common eye disorders include:

  • Distant vision
  • Near vision
  • Intermediate vision
  • Color vision
  • Night vision
  • Field of vision
  • Heterophoria/ Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes. In this disorder, the eyes don't line up right and point in different directions.

Is anything needed to prepare for vision screening?

If you wear glasses and or contact lenses, it’s important you bring them with you so you can be tested with and without correction.

Are there any risks to screening?

There is no risk to a vision screening.

What do the results mean?

If your vision screening shows a possible anomaly or eye disorder, you will be referred to an eye care specialist for a more thorough eye test, diagnosis and treatment. Many vision problems and eye disorders are easily treatable, especially if found early.