Mind the gap
Women earn less than 80p for each pound men receive when median hourly rates are compared at Vision Express and Boots Opticians
"The average pay of female optometrists is slightly higher than their male counterparts"
"We won't close the gaps overnight, but we'll be transparent in our ongoing efforts to do so"
"We pay people equally. The gaps are due to the fact that, for a variety of reasons, we currently have more men in senior roles that women"
Moorfields Eye Hospital
"This year's figures are a reflection of us having more men than women in senior posts – something we are assessing so we can understand the cause and take action to improve"