Latest News Latest U.S. Optical Retail Report and Directory Now Available By Staff Monday, August 13, 2012 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The new and updated 2012 U.S. Optical Retailer Report and Directory, is now available for purchase from Jobson Optical Research. The report contains a comprehensive and exclusive listing of the top optical retailers in the U.S. as well as VM's latest "Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers" report plus top-line 2011 overall U.S. market data from VisionWatch, a study conducted by Jobson/Vision Council, Each directory listing details contact information for the company headquarters, key executives, buyer names for all product categories, and trade names/DBAs. Over 100 headquarter locations are listed. VisionMonday's annual ranking and analysis of the "Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers" is also included. This valuable article, (whch was just issued by VM in May 2012) provides 2011 estimated sales and business unit counts for each retailer. Featured are the top 10 U.S. retailers, with the latest on their company structure and challenges for the upcoming year. An industry overview makes up the other half of this valuable report. Based on exclusive data for the year-ending December 2011 from VisionWatch, a study conducted by Jobson/Vision Council, top-line sales and unit numbers are given for the total U.S. vision care services market and eyewear sales. Trend data for frames, lenses, contacts, and refractive surgery is provided showing 2010-2011 year on year comparisons. An outline of what's in the 2012 U.S. Optical Retailer Report and Directory, including a listing of included charts and data, is posted at Jobson Optical Research's site along with purchasing details.