Specsavers has invested in diagnostic imaging technology to detect glaucoma faster, with more than 7.4 million OCT scans (3.7 million patients) captured in the past year.

The multiple said its clinicians have referred almost 100,000 people for glaucoma related pathology, assessed more than 800,000 people related to someone with glaucoma, tested the pressure of six million patients' eyes and conducted three million visual field tests.

Paul Morris, Specsavers’ director of professional advancement, commented: ‘Most recently we have updated our ground-breaking clinical outcomes report with visual field data for our clinicians. For the first time ever they are able to see the type of visual field assessments they order over time, the reasons chosen for the assessment and much more besides. This data helps us understand the needs of the communities we serve and tailor our care to meet these needs.

‘At a central level we use the learning to plan training and development for our workforce and this can be targeted very precisely to serve local needs. The data in this report has never been collected at such scale. We are committed to using the insight it gives to improve patient outcomes.’