New Study Provides SWOT Analysis for Labs


NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research and the Vision Council’s Lab Division conducted an online survey in August, 2018 to gain an understanding of how optical laboratory executives view the current business climate for labs, and how well they think their company is prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities they encounter in today’s optical market.

A total of 87 active optical laboratory employees responded. Of the survey respondents, 65 percent work in an independently owned lab; 17 percent work in a lab owned by a lens manufacturer; 12 percent work in a lab part of a retail chain. A little more than half of lab employees responding, (53 percent) are owners and/or lab managers.

These charts illustrate some of the survey’s highlights. Click here for the complete survey results, including more details about the perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing optical labs today.

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