When it comes to delivering quality eye care, optometrists need to invest time in developing their clinical and diagnostic skills.

At the core of professional development is the ability to understand the impact of what we do on a daily basis and how this affects our standards of patient care.

Without measurement of the patient outcomes, it is very hard for optometrists to quantify how they are performing and to identify areas for improvement.

This is why the collection and dissemination of patient outcome data is integral to a sustainable model for preventative eyecare, and an essential component of our Transforming Eye Health Strategy.

We believe that reporting as a key component of professional development, to ensure that it is readily measured in terms of the benefit to patients.

We know that when optometrists have visibility of how they are tracking on detection and referral rates, in comparison with industry and peer benchmarks, this data can inform their professional development needs, inform their practice and advance their standards of clinical care.

In the video above, Specsavers Professional Services Manager Naomi Barber and Head of Clinical Performance Chris Papatheodorou discuss Specsavers’ Optometry Benchmark reports and weekly summaries, and how this data is transforming Specsavers’ approach to professional development.

Our Eye Health Report 2019-20 outlines the work we are doing to customise our clinical benchmark reporting and the ongoing impact of this data on patient outcomes and referral rates. Download the full report here.