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Opticians and Optical Stores

SIC 5995 | NAICS 446130

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Jobson Medical Information LLC
Information resources available from this organization include:

20/20 Magazine
Monthly publication provides news and information for eyecare practitioners, with special features including the monthly "MarketPulse Survey" which addresses topics such as premium lenses, sports eyewear, kids' eyewear, lab usage, retail design, and more. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.

U.S. Optical Retailer Report & Directory
Annual optical retailer report provides a comprehensive listing of the top optical retailers in the U.S. and their contact information, and also includes sales and unit number data for the overall vision care services market and trend data for specific market segments such as frames, lenses, and contacts.

Opticians / Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Vision Monday Group
Information resources available from this organization include:

Monthly trade publication features, news, information, and analysis for eyecare professionals, with special features including the annual "Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers" and "Top Supplier-Owned and Independent Wholesale Labs" reports. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Optical Business Barometer
Monthly business barometer report gauges current business conditions and expectations for the next six months for the optical retail industry based on a survey of independent optical retailers. Current and prior report summaries can be viewed free online; full publication is available at Jobson Research.

Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers
Annual report ranks the top 50 optical retailers by sales, with information provided for each retailer including current and prior year sales, total number of units (stores), and number of units by retail brand, and also includes snapshots for the 10 largest retailers. Current and prior year reports are available online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Glasses and Contact Lenses - US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses market, with topics covered including market size and forecast, competitive context, segment performance (e.g., prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye/lens care products, and over-the counter reading glasses), retail channels (e.g., chains, mass merchandisers, and department stores), leading companies, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

Ken Research
The U.S. Eyecare Industry Outlook
Market research study provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. eyecare market, with topics covered including market size and segments (lenses, frames, eye exams, contact lenses, and sunglasses), trends and developments, retail market size, major retailers' market share, future outlook and projections, and key company profiles. Executive summary and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Opticians / Optical Stores  Search for "339115" and "446130"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Opticians / Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses Stores
Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Opticians / Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians / ophthalmic-laboratory-technicians.htm
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Jobson Medical Information LLC
ECP Compensation Study
Annual compensation survey provides average and median compensation data for eye care professionals (ECP) including optometrists, opticians/dispensers, office managers, and other staff members, with compensation data broken out by gender, years of experience, supervisory status, specialty, practice revenue, ownership structure (e.g., independent, chain), and geographic region.

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