College of Optometrists in Vision Development Offers Research Grants for Optometry Residents and Faculty

By Staff
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:21 AM AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), in partnership with the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) International Optometric Honor Society, has begun offering BSK-COVD Research Grants up to $2,000 annually to optometric-related faculty and optometry residents at an accredited school or college to provide support for research in binocular vision and/or visual performance issues.

March 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Increase Overall, Decrease From Previous Years

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs rose in March 2014 to a rating of 3.72 from a February rating of 3.65.

March 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Increase Overall, Decrease from Previous Years

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs rose in March 2014 to a rating of 3.72 from a February rating of 3.65.

Optical Business Barometer Declines for February 2014, but Outlook Rating Increases for Upcoming Six Months

By Staff
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to Jobson Optical Research’s latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB), a study measuring independent ECPs' attitudes toward current and future optical business, the overall optical business rating for February 2014 has dropped to 3.65 since the January rating of 3.70.

Optical Business Barometer Declines for February 2014, but Outlook Rating Increases for Upcoming Six Months

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:00 PM NEW YORK—According to the latest Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB), a study measuring independent ECPs' attitudes toward current and future optical business, the overall optical business rating for February 2014 has dropped to 3.65 since the January rating of 3.70.

‘Consumer Eye Exam Experience’ Report Explores Patients’ Perceptions Toward Chains Vs. Independents

By Staff
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The patient experience at independent optometric locations versus chains is presented in Jobson Optical Research’s “2013 Adult Consumer Eye Exam Experience.”

Eye Exams Can Identify Chronic Conditions, UnitedHealthcare Study Determines

By Staff
Friday, February 21, 2014 12:27 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—Comprehensive eye exams can help identify some chronic conditions and help with early diagnosis so patients can start treatment sooner and better manage their disease, according to a new study by UnitedHealthcare

January 2014 Optical Business Rating Increases from December, Decreases from Prior Years' January Ratings

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:00 PM NEW YORK—According to the latest Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB), which rates independent ECPs' attitudes toward current and future optical business, the overall optical business rating has increased to 3.70 for January 2014, comparing to a December 2013 rating of 3.65.

Optical Business Barometer Rises in December 2013

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, January 17, 2014 2:00 PM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer, the overall optical business rating for December 2013 has risen to 3.65, comparing to a November 2013 rating for 3.58.

Study Examines Most Influential Factors for Frame Buyers

By Staff
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:00 AM Familiarity with an ECP was the dominant influencing factor among recent eyeglass frame buying consumers when they decided where to buy frames, according to a Vision Council study.

Overall Optical Business Rating Rises Slightly for November 2013

By Staff
Monday, December 23, 2013 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Optical Business Barometer, a Jobson Optical Research report gauging attitudes about optical business trends among independent eyecare professionals, increased slightly overall for November.

Enrollment in Health Marketplaces

By John Sailer
Friday, December 13, 2013 11:30 AM The Kaiser Family Foundation’s marketplace enrollment tracker is tracking statistics related to the individuals who are signing up for health insurance via marketplaces for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Consumer Confidence Falls in November

By Staff
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:32 AM NEW YORK—The non-profit Conference Board reported that its consumer-confidence index dipped for the third consecutive month, falling from 71.2 in October to 70.4 in November, the lowest level since April 2013.

Optical Business Barometer for October 2013 Reflects Very Slight Decreases in ECP Ratings

By Staff
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The Optical Business Barometer, a Jobson Optical Research report gauging attitudes about optical business trends among independent eyecare professionals, showed very slight decreases this month in ECPs’ overall ratings.
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