November 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decline From October, Increase From Previous Years

By Staff
Friday, December 19, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for November 2014 decreased slightly to 3.72 from an October 2014 rating of 3.77, however, it showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of November over time.

November 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decline From October, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for November 2014 decreased slightly to 3.72 from an October 2014 rating of 3.77, however, it showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of November over time.

October 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Increase From September, Increase From Previous Years

By Staff
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for October 2014 increased to 3.77 from a September 2014 rating of 3.71 and showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of October over time.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Wednesday, November 19, 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.

October 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Increase From September, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for October 2014 increased to 3.77 from a September 2014 rating of 3.71 and showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of October over time. October ratings stood at 3.54 in 2013, 3.44 in 2012, 3.38 in 2011 and 3.22 in 2010, making October 2014 the strongest rating for the month of October since the Barometer began.

National Eye Institute and Prevent Blindness Support November as National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO and BETHESDA, Md.—In support of November as National Diabetes Awareness Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Eye Institute (NEI), through their National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), along with Prevent Blindness, are offering free resources and calling on public health agencies to raise awareness of diabetes and diabetic eye disease.

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.

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.
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