NEW YORK—Companies among the VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers collectively maintained a concentration of sales that fared better than the overall market in calendar year 2020. The VM top 50’s sales reached an estimated $14.9 billion, comprising 47.7 percent of the total U.S. market’s sales, a larger share than the prior year’s 41.6 percent.

The VM Top 50 did see its collective sales drop off by 5 percent versus the total U.S. market’s 17 percent decline. The Top 10 optical retailers collectively comprise $12.6 billion in 2020 calendar year, which was itself 6 percent less than 2019. Mass merchants’ and warehouse clubs’ optical sales were $3.34 billion for the year and comprise about 11 percent of the total U.S. optical retail market.