Worst Case Scenario? Blindness, According to New Poll

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—WASHINGTON, D.C.—Blindness would have the greatest impact on day-to-day life, according to the majority of respondents in a recent poll commissioned by Research!America and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR).

2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study Analyzes 15 Specific Managed Vision Care Plans

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—How do patients perceive their experiences when using vision coverage? This is among the many questions related to managed vision care answered in Jobson Optical Research’s new “2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study.”

September 2014 Optical Business Rating Shows Decrease From August, Increase From Previous Years

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) from Jobson Optical Research showed that the overall optical business rating has decreased from a 3.88 rating in August 2014 to a 3.71 rating in September.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:03 AM Those ECPs who are successful in integrating nutraceuticals into their practice have done so because they did their due diligence in partnering with a nutritional provider.

September 2014 Optical Business Rating Shows Decrease from August, Increase from Previous Years

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, October 17, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for September 2014 lowered to 3.71 from an August 2014 rating of 3.88 but showed increase from all previous ratings for the month of September over time. September ratings stood at 3.56 in 2013, 3.57 in 2012, 3.48 in 2011 and 3.32 in 2010.

American Academy of Optometry Introduces Clinical Research Award Up to $100,000

By Staff
Monday, October 13, 2014 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has introduced a new clinical research award for Fellows of the Academy.

Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Public Health Award Recipient Announced

By Staff
Monday, September 29, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Eye and vision research non-profit organization Fight for Sight (FFS) and Prevent Blindness announced last week that Hannes Devos, PhD will be the recipient of the new “Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness Public Health Award,” a one-time $20,000 grant for a year of full-time research on improving the public’s eye health and safety.

Monthly Optical Business Barometer Report Shows Rise in ECP Ratings for August 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to the Optical Business Barometer report from Jobson Optical Research, the overall optical business rating in August 2014 rose to 3.88 from a July 2014 rating of 3.77.

Monthly Optical Business Barometer Report Shows Rise in ECP Ratings for August 2014

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—According to the Optical Business Barometer report from Jobson Optical Research, the overall optical business rating in August 2014 rose to 3.88 from a July 2014 rating of 3.77. The latest rating also shows rise from previous August ratings of 3.72 in 2013, 3.72 in 2012, 3.68 in 2011 and 3.67 in 2010, showing a consistent upward trend for the month of August over time.

Jobson’s Optical Business Barometer Report Shows Increase in Ratings for July 2014

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK—According to Jobson Optical Research's latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating in July 2014 rose to 3.77, a very slight increase from the June 2014 rating of 3.76. The July 2014 rating also shows an increase from the July 2013 rating of 3.63, the July 2012 and 2011 ratings of 3.66 and the July 2010 of 3.55.

Jobson's Optical Business Barometer Report Shows Increase in Ratings for July 2014

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, August 15, 2014 3:30 PM NEW YORK—According to Jobson Optical Research’s latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating in July 2014 rose to 3.77, a very slight increase from the June 2014 rating of 3.76. The July 2014 rating also shows an increase from the July 2013 rating of 3.63, the July 2012 and 2011 ratings of 3.66 and the July 2010 of 3.55.

New Jobson Report Examines Selling Eyewear to Children

By Staff
Friday, August 01, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK – A new Jobson Optical Research report, "Selling Eyewear to Children," offers a comprehensive look at the under-18 age group’s eyewear market from the eyecare professional’s perspective.

June 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Rise in Overall Ratings

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:30 AM NEW YORK—According to Jobson Optical Research’s latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating rose in June 2014 to 3.76 from a May 2014 rating of 3.73. The June 2014 rating also shows increase from the June 2013 rating, which stood at 3.69. The ratings for June 2012, 2011 and 2010 stood at 3.70, 3.62 and 3.43, respectively.

2014 U.S. Optical Retailer Report & Directory Released by Jobson Optical Research

By Staff
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research has released the 2014 U.S. Optical Retailer Report & Directory, which lists the top optical retailers in the U.S., including their company headquarters contact information, key executives, buyer names for all product categories, and trade names/DBAs.

May 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Increases From April and From Previous Years

By Staff
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:30 AM NEW YORK— According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs has increased in May to a rating of 3.73, up from an April rating of 3.70.
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