The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Safety spectacles and prescription PPE

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We have a contract to provide safety spectacles to Trust employees with an authorised safety spectacle requisition. These are supplied by the spectacle dispensing section based in the main eye clinic based at St. James's University Hospital.

We have been providing prescription PPE spectacles to Trust employees with an authorised requisition. These were supplied by the spectacle dispensing section based in the main eye clinic based at St. James's University Hospital.

Due to limited resources, the drop-in clinic is on hiatus from April 2021 and we are not currently taking new orders for prescription PPE glasses.

If we reopen this service we will only be supplying safety spectacles and prescription PPE spectacles to Trust employees who have an up to date spectacle prescription following a recent full eye examination (within two years) from their own optometrist and a letter from their safety officer or works manager, with details of their department's cost code and giving permission for the supply of safety spectacles or for prescription PPE an authorising signature from their manager on the requisition form.

The ordering process for prescription PPE is as follows:

  • The staff member completes section 1 of the order form including the authorisation from a manager. The cost of the safety eyewear will be charged to their CSU. We can not place an order without this authorisation.
  • They take the form to the Eye Clinic in Chancellor Wing, St James Hosp either Wednesdays 13:30 - 16:30 or Fridays 09:00 - 12:30. No appointment is necessary.  
  • They must bring a copy of their spectacle prescription as validated by an optometrist within the last two years. If they do not have a copy, they must request a copy from their opticians or have a new eye examination. We can not provide eye examinations. Autorefractor readings, Contact Lens prescriptions and focimetry readings taken from existing glasses can not be used.
  • The staff member must attend in person as measurements need to be taken.

Please contact the dispensing opticians for the prescription PPE requisition form and further information. Our Dispensing service can be contacted via email madeleine.drake@nhs.net

Here is the authorisation form for prescription PPE PPE-order.pdf