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.

Optical Business Barometer for May 2014 Shows Increase from April and from Previous Years

By Catherine Wolinski
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:30 PM 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. The May 2014 rating also shows increase from May ratings of previous years, comparing to 3.65 in 2013, 3.54 in 2012, 3.44 in 2011 and 3.41 in 2010.

Eye Care Workforce Study Predicts Growing Demand for Optometric Services, Adequate Number of Eye Doctors

By Staff
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS and ROCKVILLE, Md.—The National Eye Care Workforce Study, conducted jointly by the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), set out to answer questions about America's eye health needs over the next decade and beyond.

The Vision Council’s Special Report Educates Consumers on UV Exposure, Dangers of Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays

By Staff
Monday, May 26, 2014 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Many Americans are unaware of the vision damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to The Vision Council’s 2014 Sun Protection Survey.

April 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Slight Decrease Overall, Increase From Previous Years

By Staff
Friday, May 23, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs fell slightly in April 2014 to a rating of 3.70, down from a March rating of 3.72.

April 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Slight Decrease Overall, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs fell slightly in April 2014 to a rating of 3.70, down from a March rating of 3.72.

College of Optometrists in Vision Development Offers Research Grants for Optometry Residents and Faculty

By Staff
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:21 AM AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), in partnership with the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) International Optometric Honor Society, has begun offering BSK-COVD Research Grants up to $2,000 annually to optometric-related faculty and optometry residents at an accredited school or college to provide support for research in binocular vision and/or visual performance issues.
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