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Following Downturns from July Fourth Holiday, Optical Sales Make a Quick Recovery for Week of July 12-18, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales quickly recovered last week, July 12-18, following the previous week’s downturns due to the Independence Day holiday. In fact, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations not only regained the -16 index points it lost the previous week (July 5-11) but also added an additional 2 index points last week for a total increase of 18 index points, according to the latest Practice Performance Tracker from Jobson. Last week, all optical sales categories not only regained the losses they experienced the previous week but also surpassed their prior levels.

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U.S. Optical Sales Show Substantial Declines Due to Independence Day Holiday for Week of July 5-11, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Last week, July 5-11, substantial declines in optical sales were experienced on a nationwide level as a result of Independence Day, which was celebrated with a Federal holiday on Monday, July 5, rather than on the more traditional July 4. As a result, the Independence Day holiday fell within Week 28 of this year (but within Week 27 of the previous two years).

National Average for Weekly Gross Revenue Moves Up One Index Point, Jobson Performance Tracker Shows

By Staff
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK— The Fourth of July holiday had little negative impact on national optical sales last week (June 28-July 4), in part due to the Federal holiday falling on Monday, July 5, which is not included in this week’s Tracker for Week 27 of 2020. In fact, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased by 1 index point when comparing last week with the previous week.

National Average for Weekly Gross Revenue Moves Up One Index Point, Jobson Performance Tracker Shows

By Staff
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK— The Fourth of July holiday had little negative impact on national optical sales last week (June 28-July 4), in part due to the Federal holiday falling on Monday, July 5, which is not included in this week’s Tracker for Week 27 of 2020. In fact, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased by 1 index point when comparing last week with the previous week.

Overall Optical Sales Showed Slight Improvement for Week of June 21-27, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—While overall optical sales showed slight improvement last week, June 21-27, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations fell by 1 index point. This slight decline brought gross revenue to a level that was 4 index points below where it had been at this same time period last year but 2 index points above where it had been two years ago at the same point in 2019, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker.

Optical Sales Took a Slight Downturn for Week of June 14-20, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

By Staff
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales took a slight downturn last week, June 14-20, as the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations throughout the country fell 2 index points, bringing it to a slightly lower level (by only 1 index point) of where it was at the same time last year. When compared with two years ago during the same time period, gross revenue was 6 index points higher last week than where it was in 2019, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker.

Optical Sales Recovered for the Week of June 7-13 Following Steep Declines During Memorial Day Holiday, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

By Staff
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales recovered last week, June 7-13, following the steep declines experienced during the Memorial Day holiday of the previous week (May 31-June 6), according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. Gross revenue recovered and surpassed the -17 index points it lost the previous week by adding 23 index points last week. Not only did gross revenue recover last week (Week 24), but it also surpassed the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020.

The Memorial Day Holiday Led to Declines in ECPs’ Gross Revenue for the Week of May 31 to June 6, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

By Staff
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Memorial Day holiday led to declines in ECPs’ gross revenue last week, May 31 to June 6, the 23rd week of 2021, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. While the comparable 23rd weeks of 2019 and 2020 both exactly matched an average week for gross revenue (assigned an index value of 100) because neither included the Memorial Day holiday, and 2020 was also recovering from COVID’s impact by that time, gross revenue for this past week fell 17 index points below the levels achieved the past two years during the same time period.

U.S. Optical Sales Decline for Week of May 24-30 as Gross Revenue Remains Substantially Higher Than Comparable Weeks of 2019 and 2020, Jobson’s Weekly Tracker Shows

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Even though national optical sales declined last week (May 24-30), overall gross revenue generated during Week 22 of this year still remained substantially higher than during the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. This is primarily due to Week 22 of 2020 being in the midst of the pandemic and because Memorial Day fell within Week 22 of 2019.

U.S. Optical Sales Show Vast Improvement When Compared to Same Time Last Year, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. remain substantially above where they were at the same time last year when the country was enduring pandemic shutdowns, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. When comparing the 21st week of 2021, May 17-23, with the same time period in 2020, gross revenue is 20 index points above where it was last year, and it also remains at a higher level than at the same time in 2019.

Jobson’s Performance Tracker Gets a Makeover as it Begins to Measure Sales Trends Comparing Pre-Pandemic, Pandemic, and Post-Pandemic Data

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—When comparing optical sales during the 20th week of 2021 (May 10-16) with the same time period in 2020, gross revenue reported by ECP locations this year shows substantial improvement over last year when we were in the midst of pandemic shutdowns. Gross revenue for the 20th week of 2021 also reached a higher level than that generated by optical sales during the same time period two years ago in 2019.

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Some Optical Sales Categories Experience a Rebound for Week of May 3 to 9, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK— Following five weeks of declines, some optical sales categories experienced a rebound, increasing nationally over the course of last week, May 3-9, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. On a national basis, contact lenses were up 4 index points, and exams/refractions increased by 1 index point. However, gross revenue remained flat, lens pairs were down 2 index points, and frame units declined by 3 index points.

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U.S. Optical Sales Continue Downward Trend for Week of April 26-May 2, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

By Staff
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—National optical sales continued their downward trajectory with minimal declines in all categories over the course of last week, April 26-May 2, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Starting just over one month ago throughout the U.S., decreasing optical sales continued for the fifth consecutive week last week with declines of -1 index point across the board for all service/product categories being tracked. This coincided with only a few states reporting an increase of cases of COVID-19, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

Optical Sales in the U.S. Continue its Month-Long Decline, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. continued their gradual decline that started nearly a month ago, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Over the course of last week, April 19-25, all product/service categories being tracked declined by 2 index points. This downward trajectory began when comparing the week of March 29-April 4 with the week of March 22-28, when national optical sales began falling during the Easter and Passover holidays and have continued in that direction since.

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Optical Sales in the U.S. Continue its Month-Long Decline, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

By Staff
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. continued their gradual decline that started nearly a month ago, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Over the course of last week, April 19-25, all product/service categories being tracked declined by 2 index points. This downward trajectory began when comparing the week of March 29-April 4 with the week of March 22-28, when national optical sales began falling during the Easter and Passover holidays and have continued in that direction since.

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