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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:00 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The total U.S. market for vision care products and services is up in all categories for the 12-month period ending March 2015, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council's VisionWatch report.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:00 AM
NEW YORK—The percentage of American adults receiving an eye exam has surged upward since the year 2000, reaching a total of over 110.6 million exams among the U.S. adult population for the 12-month period ending December 2014, according to The Vision Council’s senior director of industry research, Steve Kodey, in a recent VisionWatch report released during Vision Expo East. That represents 44.7 percent of the U.S. adult population.