Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:00 PM
NEW YORK—While increased eyeglass sales have helped independents maintain their market share over the past four years, conventional optical chains have lost 3.3 share points since the recession started, according to a recent VisionWatch
report released during Vision Expo East by The Vision Council's senior director of industry research, Steve Kodey.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:00 AM
Office managers that run multiple-location practices earn, on average, 31 percent more than those who manage a single office (see chart below), according to the latest statistics available from Jobson Optical Research's 2014 ECP Compensation Study.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:50 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The majority of frames (56.1 percent) sold by optical retail chains with more than 10 locations fell within the range of $100 to $149 for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2014, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The value of optical retail sales in all categories of vision care products and services (except refractive surgery) was up for the entire 2014 calendar year when compared with the entire 2013 calendar year, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The percentage of consumers who are "very likely" and "extremely likely" to buy a complete new pair of prescription eyeglasses is at its highest level since 2012, according to the most recent statistics available from The Vision Council's VisionWatch Consumer Barometer for the six-month period ending September 2014.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 2:00 PM
NEW YORK—Nearly a quarter (23.2 percent) of the 332 respondents who participated in
Jobson Research's 2014 ECP Internet Usage Study
and have a social media presence for their optical practice said that their practices posted content on a social media site a few times a week in 2014, an increase of about two percent when compared with those who said they posted a few times a week in 2013.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:15 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Independent optical retailers accounted for the highest percentage (44.8 percent) of frame sales throughout the U.S. over the twelve-month period ending September 2014, according to The Vision Council’s latest VisionWatch report, accounting for about half of all frame sales in both the Northeast (48.4 percent) and West (50.6 percent).
Monday, November 24, 2014 9:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The value of optical retail sales in all categories of vision care products and services (except refractive surgery) were up for the twelve month period ending September 2014, when compared with the twelve month period ending September 2013, according to The Vision Council’s latest VisionWatch report.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Almost all (95 percent) of the 19,934 patients surveyed who had recent experiences with a managed vision care plan consider them to be “somewhat” or “very” important, according to the “2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study” produced jointly by Jobson Optical Research and focalCenter.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—About 3.7 million more pairs of lenses were sold in the U.S. during the 12-month period ending June 2014 than were sold during the 12-month period ending June 2008, before the recession set in and slowed sales throughout the entire optical industry, according to the most recent statistics released by VisionWatch, the large scale continuous research study conducted by The Vision Council. That’s an increase of about 5 percent.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:00 PM
The average retail selling price for prescription lenses has increased slightly over the past year, about 3 percent from $140.16 to $144.44 from the 12-month period ending June 2013 to the 12-month period ending June 2014, according to statistics just released by VisionWatch, the large scale continuous research study conducted by The Vision Council.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—"Recent developments with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have not had too much of an immediate impact on the optical industry through the first five months of 2014," according to The Vision Council's latest VisionWatch Economic Situation Study: May 2014, which surveyed 5,023 adult consumers about purchasing behavior for optical goods during the first five months of this year.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:03 AM
NEW YORK—Comparing pre-Great Recession eyewear and eyecare trends with those from last year shows that the U.S. vision care industry is back on the upswing.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 AM
With specific data comparing the patient experience at independent optometric locations versus chains,
Jobson Optical Research
"2013 Adult Consumer Eye Exam Experience"
includes extensive information related to consumer perceptions and attitudes toward the overall eye exam experience.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 8:03 AM
The total U.S. optical retail market grew by 3.7 percent for the 12-month period ending December 2013, when compared with the same period in 2012, according to The Vision Council’s most recent VisionWatch report.