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Opticians & Optical Stores – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 5995  |  NAICS 456130

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Stores  (view report)
Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Jobson Medical Information LLC
Resources available from this organization include:

Vision Monday Magazine
Monthly magazine provides news and information for optical retailers and eyecare practitioners, with special features including the annual "Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report", bimonthly "Lab Report", and the annual "Private Equity and Practice Transitions" report. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine are available free online, with free digital subscription available for qualifying parties.

20/20 Magazine
Monthly magazine features news and information for optical retailers and eyecare professionals, with online news article categories including "Eyewear and Trends", "Lenses and Technology", "Retailing Strategies", "Insights", "Continuing Education", and "Pro to Pro: Resource for Education & Learning". Digital editions can be viewed free online, with free digital subscription available for qualifying parties.

Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers
Annual report ranks the top 50 U.S. optical retailers based on calendar year sales for the most recent year, with information provided for each retailer including the number of locations and total sales (i.e., product sales, professional services, managed vision care benefits, and e-commerce sales) reported for the most recent and prior calendar year. Current and prior year reports can be viewed free online.

U.S. Optical Retailer Report & Directory
Annual report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. optical retail sales and vision care market, with product and service segments for which ten years of historical data is provided for trending purposes including eyeglass frames and prescription lenses, contact lenses, non-prescription sunglasses, and refractive surgery procedures. Detailed table of contents with full list of charts is available free online.

Top U.S. Optical Retailer Trends
Retailer trends report examines the sales, performance, and expansion activity of the top U.S. optical retailers and eyecare professional groups over a ten-year period, with trends analyzed including total sales and store unit counts for the top 50 retailers over last 10 years, top 10 retailers share of the top 50 retailers over last 10 years, and chain stores percentage of all optical locations over last 10 years.

The Vision Council
Optical Market Research

Research program provides a comprehensive perspective on the state of the optical industry through quarterly consumer survey reports, quarterly eyecare provider reports, quarterly reports that focus on specific topics based on input from members (e.g., consumer choices, digital habits, frames, lenses), quarterly market data reports for specific products, and an end-of-year market estimate and forecast.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Optical Goods Stores  Search for "446130" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Optical Goods Stores  Search for "446130" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Stores
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Jobson Medical Information LLC
ECP Income Study

Annual compensation study provides average income data for optometrists, optician/dispensers, and optical office managers in the U.S. A full comparison of male versus female income is provided for all demographic categories, with data broken down by family status, years of experience, business type, ECP (eyecare professional) owned, private equity owned, supervisory role, pay structure, and region.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Opticians / Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians / ophthalmic-laboratory-technicians

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for dispensing opticians who design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for clients according to written optical prescriptions or specifications and ophthalmic laboratory technicians who cut, grind, and polish prescription eyeglass and contact lenses and mount finished eyeglass lenses into frames.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 5995 - Optical Goods Stores
  NAICS Code 456130 - Optical Goods Retailers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Optical goods stores - retail establishments that primarily sell prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and other vision care products to consumers and/or businesses. These establishments may also offer eye exams and other vision care services.
Retail optical laboratories - establishments that primarily manufacture and/or assemble prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other optical products to order on the premises.
Online optical goods stores - retail establishments that primarily sell prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and other vision care products through online platforms and web stores.
Retail opticians - establishments that specialize in fitting and dispensing prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Opticians may work in optical goods stores or in separate establishments, such as medical offices or clinics.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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