An opticians has unveiled a new automatic eye test machine which issues prescriptions at 95 per cent accuracy.

Specsavers in High Street, Braintree, has installed a Visiononix Eye Refractor machine, the world's most advanced machine of its kind.

Eye-tests at the opticians will now take 20 per cent less time, meaning the business has added 52 extra appointments per week.

Optometrist director at Specsavers in Braintree, Miraj Patel, said: "This fantastic piece of equipment is going to make a huge impact on the service we can provide for our customers, by helping to reduce testing times by five minutes and allowing us more time to discuss any issues in more depth."