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.
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.
Market analysis report provides 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.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.