Q2 Shows Highest Rates of Gain, Comparing Quarter to Previous Year’s Quarter, Yet Recorded, OBB Report Says

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Monday, August 14, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—In the latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals, reports showed that Q2 of 2017 showed the highest rates of gain (quarter to previous year quarter) yet recorded in the Optical Business Barometer.

2017 U.S. Optical Retailer Report and Directory Released by Jobson Optical Research

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research has released its 2017 U.S. Optical Retailer Report & Directory. The directory in this report includes a comprehensive listing of the top optical retailers in the U.S. Each listing includes contact information for the company’s headquarters, key executives, buyer names for all product categories and trade names/DBAs. Approximately 80 headquarter locations are listed.

Allergan's ‘Eyepowerment’ Campaign Releases Survey Revealing the Importance of ‘Eye Language’

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:30 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc  announced the results of an online “eye language survey” in which approximately one-half of respondents  said the eyes are the first facial feature they notice about a person.

Survey Says Employees Value Vision Benefits, But Desire Better Eyewear Coverage and Education

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Vision benefits are a key component of an employer’s overall health benefit package for employees and just by offering vision coverage it could set companies apart and increase employee satisfaction, according to the findings of a new survey.

ABB Optical Group Publishes Year-in-Review Industry Insights

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.

Researchers at UAB School of Optometry Receive Grant for Dry Eye Research

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Monday, October 24, 2016 12:24 AM BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry have been awarded a $1.9 million grant to study markers that predict structural changes of the eye.

Harris Poll National Eye C.A.R.E. Study Cites Multi-Screen Lifestyle as Key Factor in Rising Prevalence of Dry Eye

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:24 AM LEXINGTON, Mass.—The results of a national survey released this week indicate that 89 percent of eyecare professionals believe today’s multi-screen lifestyle (with daily use of mobile, tablet and computer screens) is responsible for an increase in dry eye disease, and that dry eye is becoming increasingly common.

VSP Vision Care Survey Takes Pulse of Americans on the Open Enrollment Process

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Monday, October 10, 2016 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Americans believe they are becoming more knowledgeable about the vision benefits offered by their employers, according to a new survey.

New Study Educates ECPs on Blue Light’s Effects

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In an effort to educate eyecare professionals on the beneficial effects of blue light, Spy Optic has sponsored an ECP market research study on blue light conducted by Jobson Optical Research and a continuing education course, both free of charge.

OBB Q2 Shows Overall Slowing of Independent Optical Over Q1, Growth Compared With 2015

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the business outlook among independent ECPs is now reported quarterly.

Myopia Affects 450 Million in China, Newly Released White Paper Says

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Friday, June 10, 2016 12:18 AM BEIJING—Researchers in China released the first domestic white paper on vision health this week at the China National Vision Health Symposium. The event was held here at the National School of Development at Peking University.

New Quarterly OBB Format Shows Growth in Q1 2016 Categories

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent ECPs is now reported quarterly.

Jobson Optical Research Releases the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse Report

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research’s latest report, the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse, explores the children's optical industry and outlines consumer buying patterns for distinct age categories within the Infants, Kids, Tweens & Teens segments.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Infographic of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:00 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council www.thevisioncouncil.org has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

VSP Vision Care Survey Finds U.S. Teens Have Spent One-Third of Their Life Staring at Screens

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Although many parents worry about how much time their teenagers spend glued to their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, most are unaware of how it affects their children’s vision and overall health.
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