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Overall ECP Revenues Are Flat, and Northeast Region Is Strongest, Per Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for Week Ending July 26

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Even while COVID-19 spread throughout the country over the past week, the U.S. optical business held its own, reporting flat revenues to slight decreases for the period, depending on the region, according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for the week ending July 26. With COVID-19 cases dramatically increasing throughout the U.S., even in some Northeastern states where the virus has previously been on the decline, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, the U.S. optical business remained either flat or declined only a few index points slightly across all service/product categories.

COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker For the Week Ending 7/26/20

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:05 AM The U.S. optical business held its own even while COVID-19 spread throughout the country over the past week. With COVID-19 cases dramatically increasing throughout the United States, even in some Northeastern states where the virus has previously been on the decline (according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker), the U.S. optical business remained either flat or declined only slightly across all service/product categories.

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Jobson Performance Tracker: ECP Revenues, Exam Rates, and Sales Increase

By Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Even as the majority of the country experiences increasing COVID-19 cases, the U.S. optical business experienced slight increases in all service and product categories in all regions of the country, according to the latest edition of the Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for the week ending July 19.

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COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker For the Week Ending 7/19/20

By Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:05 AM Even as the majority of the country experiences increasing COVID-19 cases, the U.S. optical business is holding its own with slight increases in all service/product categories and in all regions of the country.

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Jobson Performance Tracker: U.S. Optical Revenues Increase Across All Regions

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The index numbers rose for optical revenues for the week ending July 12, according to the most recent Jobson COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker. After two weeks of declining sales, the U.S. optical business experienced substantial growth in that period. This sales increase occurred across the board for all service/product categories and all census regions of the country.

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COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker For the Week Ending 7/12/20

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:05 AM After two weeks of declining sales, the U.S. optical business experienced substantial growth over the past week ending July 12. This sales increase occurred across the board for all service/product categories and all census regions of the country. On a national level, gross revenue grew at a rate of 12 index points, bringing it to within only 8 index points of where it was in mid-March, when stay-at-home orders began and optical sales started to slide.

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Performance Tracker: ECP Revenues, Eye Exams and Product Sales Decline

By Staff
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—For the second week in a row, optical sales experienced declines. These declines were more significant for the week ending July 5 than during the previous week ending June 28, and they affected all regions and all service/product categories. At least two factors likely caused this overall downturn, a national holiday weekend and a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Overall ECP Revenues Saw Flat Sales or Slight Declines, Per Jobson Tracker

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—As U.S. coronavirus cases rose and spiked in many states across the country, particularly in the South and West, optical sales leveled off or dipped slightly in the week ending June 28, following nine weeks of steady growth (with the exception of the week of Memorial Day). These were the results in the latest Jobson COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker.

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COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker For the Week Ending 6/28/20

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:10 AM Following nine weeks of steady growth (except for the week of Memorial Day), optical sales leveled off or dipped slightly last week. Service/product categories on a national level either remained flat (contact lenses), decreased by just one index point (exams/refractions) or by two index points (gross revenue, frame units, lens pairs). All service/product categories currently remain within 10 to 15 index points of their pre-pandemic sales levels.

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Revenues at ECP Locations Up 2 Index Points, Per Jobson Performance Tracker

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—There was another steady, but slow, climb in overall optical sales for the week ending June 21, according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker. With 90 percent of practices across the U.S. reopened as of June 9, according to the most recent Jobson Research Coronavirus ECP Study as VMAIL reported, there was another week of modest increases of two index points across all eyecare service and product categories in the Tracker.

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COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker For the Week Ending 6/21/20

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:10 AM Optical sales continue their slow but steady climb as 90 percent of practices were open as of June 9, according to Jobson Optical Research’s most recent Coronavirus ECP Study. Nationally, across all service/product categories, growth over this past week was limited to only 2 index points across the board. This follows similar small incremental growth on a national level the previous week, leaving all service/product categories within 10 to 15 index points of their pre-pandemic sales levels.

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Business Improves for Reopened ECPs, Per Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The news was a slight improvement in overall business revenues for the majority of eyecare professionals now open for business during the week ending June 14. While sales are continuing to improve, they rose at slower rates than experienced over the previous seven weeks.

COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker For the Week Ending 6/14/20

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:10 AM With the majority of eye care professionals open for business (90 percent according to Jobson Optical Research’s latest Coronavirus ECP Study), sales are continuing to improve, albeit at slower rates than experienced over the previous seven weeks (other than the slight brief downturn during the week of Memorial Day). This week’s growth remained in the single digits for every product/service category following the previous week’s jump of about 20 index points for all categories.

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ECPs' Revenues Pick Up Across Country, Per COVID-19 Performance Tracker

By Staff
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—After slight declines due to practices being closed on Memorial Day, which resulted in a drop in ECP revenues and exams for the 7 days ending May 31, the story was different for the week ending June 7, according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker, which reflects a marked improvement.

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