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Retail Ri$ing: Private Equity Powers Market’s Growth
and Reshuffles VM’s Ranking

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00 AM

NEW YORK—The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers achieved record collective sales of over $12 billion for calendar year 2015, according to Vision Monday’s estimates. The dollars reflect a respectable sales performance for most of the year, and include revenues from the retail sales of products, eyecare services and, when applicable, a small percentage of online sales.

What Drives Your Patients’ Decisions About Sunglasses?

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:10 PM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Research from the inaugural Transitions Adaptive Sunglasses Selection Survey finds that nearly nine in 10 consumers (87 percent) take steps that disrupt sun protection in order to combat varying light throughout the day.

Total U.S. Vision Care Market Revenues Reached $39.8 Billion in 2015

By dba Staff
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:05 AM

The latest numbers from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch survey, the largest continuous survey of consumer purchasing attitudes toward eyewear and eyecare, reflects that the overall vision care market grew 5.8 percent in dollars for the 12 months ending December, 2015 compared to the prior year.

Understanding ‘Net Promoter Scores’ – Customer Loyalty Is Tied to CX

By dba Staff
Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:15 PM Thousands of companies and brands, large and small, have been able to tap into what’s become known as The Ultimate Question: Would you recommend this business to a friend?

Jobson’s 2015 ECP Compensation Study Notes Salary Differences Among Multiple-Location Practices

By dba Staff
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:05 AM NEW YORK—Office managers that run multiple-location practices earn, on average, 31.5 percent more than those who manage a single office (see chart below), according to the latest statistics available from Jobson Optical Research’s 2015 ECP Compensation Study.

‘Eyes Overexposed:’ New Study Helps
Retailers Explain Digital Eye Strain

By dba Staff
Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:05 AM

LAS VEGAS—The impact of digital devices on vision are quite pronounced. Some 65 percent of Americans experience symptoms of digital eye strain, such as dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, neck and back pain and headaches. Nearly eight of every 10 Americans who suffer from digital eye strain use two or more devices simultaneously. These are just a few of the findings of a new nationwide survey released this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show by The Vision Council, based on a survey of more than 10,000 adults.

Total U.S. Vision Care Market Reached
$39.4 Billion for 12 ME Sept. 2015

By dba Staff
Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:05 AM  NEW YORK—The Vision Council’s latest VisionWatch report showed that the U.S. vision care market sales reached $39.4 billion, reflecting a 6.3 percent gain in dollar sales for the 12 months ending September 2015. All segments, including Rx lenses, frames, exams, contact lenses, plano sunglasses, refractive surgery and over the counter (OTC) readers saw gains for the period.

Total Vision Care Market Grew 6.3 Percent for 12 Months Ending September 2015

By dba Staff
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:05 AM

NEW YORK—The Vision Council’s latest VisionWatch report reflects a 6.3 percent gain in dollar sales for the 12 months ending September 2015, to reach $39.4 billion.

Vision Insurance Influences the Eyeglass Purchase Location for a Majority of Patients

By John Sailer
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:55 PM LAS VEGAS—The continued increasing influence of managed care on the purchase of eyeglasses was demonstrated by statistics shared by Vision Monday’s Marge Axelrad at the recent Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports presentation at the start of Vision Expo West here last month.

What Concerns Practices When Dealing With a Wholesale Optical Lab?

By John Sailer
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:10 PM NEW YORK—While many multiple-location regional optical groups often take advantage of economies of scale by operating their own in-house centralized optical lab, some still outsource their surfacing and finishing work to other wholesale optical labs.

Vision Care Products and Services Up in All Categories

By John Sailer
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The total U.S. market for vision care products and services was up in all categories for the twelve-month period ending June 2015, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report. As the chart indicates, lenses grew by the largest percentage (up 8.5 percent), followed by over-the-counter readers (up 6.2 percent) and frames (up 5.7 percent).

Retail Sales of Polycarbonate Lenses Increased Most Over One Year, Survey Says

By John Sailer
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:05 PM

NEW YORK—Polycarbonate, super high index, Trivex and high index lens materials increased the most in sales when comparing total lens sales in 2014 with total lens sales in 2013, according to Jobson Research’s most recent MarketPulse survey on Premium Lenses.

Multiple Location Office Managers Earn 31.5 Percent More Than Those in Single Locations

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:03 AM Office managers that run multiple-location practices earn, on average, 31.5 percent more than those who manage a single office, according to the latest statistics available from Jobson Optical Research’s 2015 ECP Compensation Study.

Doctor/Retailer Recommendations Among Top Reasons Consumers Cite for Lens Choice

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:08 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Among the top reasons consumers cited for their choice of spectacle lenses, two relate to recommendations from the doctor and/or retailer, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report for the 12-month period ending March 2015.

Total Spectacle Lens Sales on the Increase

By John Sailer
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 4:05 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Total spectacle lens sales were up 10 percent from 39.3 million to 43.2 million over the six-month period ending March 2015, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report.
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