HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 cc49-50W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Labour whether, as visual strain is an important factor in industrial capacity and accidents, provision is made to meet eyestrain and similar ailments in industrial concerns; and whether the services of surgeons and opticians are, where required, available?

Mr. Tomlinson

The main provision made against eyestrain in factories is the requirement of lighting which is both sufficient and suitable. For some particularly fine work special lenses or other aids to vision are provided. On the question of obtaining glasses for ordinary use, there are, generally speaking, no special arrangements for factory workers as such to obtain the advice of ophthalmic surgeons or opticians, but in a few cases factory managements have made special arrangements to assist their workers in obtaining such advice.