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

SIC 5995  |  NAICS 446130

The following 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

Eye Glasses & 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 industry research 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:

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.

Vision Monday Group
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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Opticians / Optical Stores  Search for "339115" and "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.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Opticians / Optical Stores  Search for "339115" and "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 reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

IBISWorld Research Reports
Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores
(see links for individual reports)

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.

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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