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National Optical Sales Experience a Slight Downturn as Virus Numbers Increase in 37 States, Per Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker

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NEW YORK—National optical sales experienced a slight downturn across the board last week, according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for the week ending Oct. 11. As cases of COVID-19 increased in 37 states, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, optical sales decreased in all service/product categories on a national level for the most recent period monitored, Oct. 5 to 11. All categories were down -3 index points, except exams/refractions, which was down -2 index points. This follows two weeks during which optical sales on a national level remained primarily flat. Read More