Wednesday, February 1, 2023 4:28 PM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, Jan. 23–29, when compared with the previous week at a rate of -3 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 9 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 5) when compared with last year (2022), 6 points above the same period in 2021, 7 points above 2020, and 18 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. All optical sales categories were down last week when compared with the previous week. Read More
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 4:25 PM
Beneficial blue light is so named because it’s essential in the daytime to keep us awake, alert and happy. But exposing our eyes to these blue wavelengths (approximately 460 to 490 nm) too close to bedtime suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormone, and that’s bad. When our melatonin levels fail to rise in preparation for bedtime, we have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and reaching deep restorative sleep. Sleep disruption and deprivation have harmful consequences for our physical and mental health, ranging from obesity to diabetes to mood disorders. Our brain chemicals need to turn off as the body prepares for sleep. Read More
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 2:04 PM
Christopher and James Shyer, owners and co-CEOs of Zyloware, announced that the company turned 100 years old January 26, 2023. From humble beginnings, Zyloware became one of the first manufacturers of Zyl frames. Since its official incorporation in New York State on January 26, 1923, Zyloware has boasted a unique quality and business acumen which has contributed to the success of the family-owned company to span 100 years across three generations.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:19 AM
February is Black History Month
, and this year's theme is "Black Resistance," as chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Head over to NPR
to learn three things you need to know about Black History Month, from its founding to its themes to its future.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:19 AM
Millennials are choosing plant life over parenthood, according to the latest report from Better Planter
. Recent statistics show that “elder Millennials” are leading the way in plant ownership, with people over the age of 40 owning the most plants out of any age category. Just over 33 million Americans have houseplants. Of these, seven in 10 Millennials label themselves a “plant parent.”
The most common purchaser of plants based on ethnicity were white Americans at 70.9 percent, followed by Hispanic at 11.4 percent and African American at 8.7 percent.
The most popular houseplant purchases were broad-leaf foliage, bromeliads, cacti, flowering plants, ferns, indoor palms, air plants, narrow-leaf foliage, succulents and trailing/climbing plants.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 9:00 AM
Eighty-one percent of consumers say they will reevaluate their budget during the next 12 months as they consider more carefully where they will spend their money in 2023.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, Jan. 23–29, when compared with the previous week at a rate of -3 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 9 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 5) when compared with last year (2022), 6 points above the same period in 2021, 7 points above 2020, and 18 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:21 AM
MILAN—A new program, "Empowering Optical Women Leadership: The Challenge of Eyewear" is kicking off at a special session on the first morning of Mido
later this week, an initiative of ANFAO
, the Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers association in partnership with Italy's Bellisario Foundation
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Tarrence Lackran, also known on Instagram as @TheOpticalPoet, is announcing the formation and launch of the EYECONS Agency, a multi-faceted firm, effective today.