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Optical Sales Across the U.S. Decrease in Most Categories for the Week of Jan. 11-17, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

NEW YORK—The only increase in optical sales last week (Jan. 11-17) was in the category of exams/refractions. Most other optical sales categories were down -4 index points for frame units and lens pairs and -3 index points for gross revenue. However, contact lens sales were down substantially over the course of the last week at a rate of -14 index points. Regionally, the Midwest and West suffered the largest declines in optical sales when compared with the Northeast and South, which also experienced decreases albeit at smaller rates.

All regions declined in all optical sales categories, except exams/refractions, which increased across the board.

The Jobson COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker data is compiled by Jobson Research from GPN/EDGEPro and ABB Analyze data. Another element of the report illustrates Consumer Sentiments about the COVID-19 response and purchasing intentions, with data supplied by The Vision Council.

This index baseline was developed by Jobson Research from total sales from an average 7 days in the first quarter of 2019.

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