The second annual Specsavers Eye Health Report 2019-20 has been released.

The annual report sets the benchmark on eye disease prevalence, detection and diagnosis rates while providing guidance to the eye health professions, related stakeholders and government on the measured facts surrounding eye care, eye disease and eye health in Australia and New Zealand.

This year, data from 8.5 million patient journeys was reviewed to quantify the impact of clinical strategies, as well as the Australian public’s attitudes towards eye health.

The 2019-20 report shows that the introduction and systematic use of an advanced 3D eye scan into more than 330 optometry practices is delivering better health outcomes for thousands of Australians, by enabling optometrists to detect eye diseases and conditions earlier than ever before.

Glaucoma statistics
For all the latest on Glaucoma detection and referrals, see page 64 of the report.

While the systematic use of OCT has been the catalyst for significant changes to patient care, the report shows other clinical interventions, including the utilisation and same day performance of visual fields on at-risk patients, use of the RANZCO Referral Pathways, the Oculo e-referral platform and Optometry Benchmark Reporting, are also having a measurable impact.

The 2019-20 report builds on the inaugural State of the Nation Eye Health Report, published in October last year and is the largest dataset of its kind available in the region, increasing this year by another 3.5 million data points.

Diabetes referrals
For the latest updates and developments in diabetes-related eye disease, see page 69 of the report.

The comprehensive report presents collective data of a significant cross-section of both the Australian and New Zealand populations; it is packed with case studies and key statistics, looks at both nations’ relationship with eye health while zeroing in on the main causes of avoidable blindness, children’s eye health, indigenous eye health and more.

To download the Specsavers Eye Health Report 2019-20: click the cover image below.