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Optical Sales Recovered for the Week of June 7-13 Following Steep Declines During Memorial Day Holiday, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales recovered last week, June 7-13, following the steep declines experienced during the Memorial Day holiday of the previous week (May 31-June 6), according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. Gross revenue recovered and surpassed the -17 index points it lost the previous week by adding 23 index points last week. Not only did gross revenue recover last week (Week 24), but it also surpassed the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020.

The Memorial Day Holiday Led to Declines in ECPs’ Gross Revenue for the Week of May 31 to June 6, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Memorial Day holiday led to declines in ECPs’ gross revenue last week, May 31 to June 6, the 23rd week of 2021, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. While the comparable 23rd weeks of 2019 and 2020 both exactly matched an average week for gross revenue (assigned an index value of 100) because neither included the Memorial Day holiday, and 2020 was also recovering from COVID’s impact by that time, gross revenue for this past week fell 17 index points below the levels achieved the past two years during the same time period.

U.S. Optical Sales Decline for Week of May 24-30 as Gross Revenue Remains Substantially Higher Than Comparable Weeks of 2019 and 2020, Jobson’s Weekly Tracker Shows

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Even though national optical sales declined last week (May 24-30), overall gross revenue generated during Week 22 of this year still remained substantially higher than during the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. This is primarily due to Week 22 of 2020 being in the midst of the pandemic and because Memorial Day fell within Week 22 of 2019.

U.S. Optical Sales Show Vast Improvement When Compared to Same Time Last Year, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. remain substantially above where they were at the same time last year when the country was enduring pandemic shutdowns, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. When comparing the 21st week of 2021, May 17-23, with the same time period in 2020, gross revenue is 20 index points above where it was last year, and it also remains at a higher level than at the same time in 2019.

Jobson’s Performance Tracker Gets a Makeover as it Begins to Measure Sales Trends Comparing Pre-Pandemic, Pandemic, and Post-Pandemic Data

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—When comparing optical sales during the 20th week of 2021 (May 10-16) with the same time period in 2020, gross revenue reported by ECP locations this year shows substantial improvement over last year when we were in the midst of pandemic shutdowns. Gross revenue for the 20th week of 2021 also reached a higher level than that generated by optical sales during the same time period two years ago in 2019.

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Some Optical Sales Categories Experience a Rebound for Week of May 3 to 9, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK— Following five weeks of declines, some optical sales categories experienced a rebound, increasing nationally over the course of last week, May 3-9, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. On a national basis, contact lenses were up 4 index points, and exams/refractions increased by 1 index point. However, gross revenue remained flat, lens pairs were down 2 index points, and frame units declined by 3 index points.

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U.S. Optical Sales Continue Downward Trend for Week of April 26-May 2, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—National optical sales continued their downward trajectory with minimal declines in all categories over the course of last week, April 26-May 2, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Starting just over one month ago throughout the U.S., decreasing optical sales continued for the fifth consecutive week last week with declines of -1 index point across the board for all service/product categories being tracked. This coincided with only a few states reporting an increase of cases of COVID-19, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

Optical Sales in the U.S. Continue its Month-Long Decline, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. continued their gradual decline that started nearly a month ago, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Over the course of last week, April 19-25, all product/service categories being tracked declined by 2 index points. This downward trajectory began when comparing the week of March 29-April 4 with the week of March 22-28, when national optical sales began falling during the Easter and Passover holidays and have continued in that direction since.

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Optical Sales in the U.S. Continue its Month-Long Decline, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. continued their gradual decline that started nearly a month ago, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Over the course of last week, April 19-25, all product/service categories being tracked declined by 2 index points. This downward trajectory began when comparing the week of March 29-April 4 with the week of March 22-28, when national optical sales began falling during the Easter and Passover holidays and have continued in that direction since.

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National Optical Sales Show Decreases for Week of April 12 to 18, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Following a week during which we reached another grim milestone, the global death toll due to COVID-19 surpassing three million, U.S. optical sales decreased on a national basis over the course of last week (April 12-18), according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. Sales of contact lenses declined the most, at a rate of -3 index points, followed by lens pairs, which fell by -2 index points. All other categories (gross revenue, exams/refractions, and frame units) decreased by 1 index point.

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National Optical Sales Show Little Change for Week of April 5 to 11, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—National optical sales changed little over the course of last week, April 5-11. All product/service categories were down by 1 index point, except gross revenue, which was flat when comparing overall optical sales last week with those of the previous week (March 29-April 4), according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker. These U.S. optical retail sales trends occurred as the country experienced its fourth consecutive week of increasing nationwide coronavirus cases, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review

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National Optical Sales Experience Significant Declines for Week of March 29 to April 4, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Over a holiday weekend during which the U.S. reached a record four million COVID-19 vaccine doses given in 24 hours, according to the CDC, national optical sales experienced significant declines. Over the course of last week (March 29-April 4), optical service/product categories were down on a national basis by -4 index points for frame units and lens pairs and -5 index points for gross revenue, exams/refractions, and contact lenses, according to the latest Jobson Practice Performance Tracker.

National Optical Sales Remained Relatively Flat for the Week of March 22-28, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—National optical sales were flat for most service/product categories over the course of last week (March 22-28) when compared with the previous week (March 15-21), except exams/refractions and contact lenses, both of which showed declines, according to Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker. Exams/refractions were down 1 index point, while contact lenses were down 3 index points. These minor changes in optical sales occurred while COVID-19 cases are on the rise again throughout the country, with a 7 percent increase from the previous week, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.

National Optical Sales Remained Relatively Flat for the Week of March 15-21, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—National optical sales were relatively flat over the course of last week (March 15-21) with only three service/product categories showing any change at all. Exams/refractions were down -2 index points, gross revenue was down -1 index point, frame unit sales were up 1 index point, and sales of lens pairs and contact lenses remained unchanged last week when compared with the previous week (March 8-14), according to Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker.

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National Optical Sales Were Flat for Week of March 8-14, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—National optical sales were flat across the board last week (March 8-14), except for contact lens sales, which were down -3 index points, according to Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker. All other categories (gross revenue, exams/refractions, frame units, and lens pairs) showed no changed when comparing optical sales last week with the previous week (March 1-7). This coincides with the number of new COVID cases nationally also remaining flat, averaging out at about 65,000 new cases per day over the course of the last two weeks, according to the 7-day Moving Average on the CDC COVID Data Tracker.