Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Rebounded for the Week of Sept. 13-19, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased last week, Sept. 13-19, at a rate of 18 index points, regaining most of the 20 index points this category lost the previous week (Sept. 6-12) due to Labor Day falling on Sept. 6. That leaves gross revenue 3 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 38) during 2019 and 10 index points below where it was during Week 38 of last year, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.

National Average for Gross Revenue Fell Dramatically for the Week of Sept. 6 to 12, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations fell dramatically, by 20 index points last week (Sept. 6-12) due to Labor Day falling on Monday, Sept.6. When comparing this with the same week (Week 37) of the previous two years, 2021 was comparable to 2020 because Labor Day also fell within Week 37 of 2020 but not 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. All optical sales categories decreased substantially last week because of the Labor Day holiday.

Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Friday, September 10, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations fell last week, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, at a rate of -4 index points, likely impacted in part by the holiday weekend, although the actual Monday Labor Day holiday occurred one day after the period within which the numbers were tallied for last week (Week 36), according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. In 2019, the actual Monday Labor Day holiday did fall within Week 36 of 2019 but not in 2020.

Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Remains Unchanged Compared to Week of Aug. 16-22, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations remained unchanged when comparing last week (Aug. 23-29) with the previous week (Aug. 16-22). This brings gross revenue to a level slightly above where it was at this point in time (Week 35) in 2019 but slightly below where it was at this time last year, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. All optical sales categories were either flat or down slightly when comparing last week with the previous week.

Gross Revenue Declined for Week of Aug. 16-22, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Gross revenue declined slightly last week (Aug. 16-22) along with the four other optical sales categories, all of which declined at a rate of -2 index points. This leaves the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations at this point (Week 34) in 2021 only 1 index point below where it was at this same time in 2019 and 6 index points below where it was last year at this time, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.

National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Rebounds for Week of Aug. 9-15, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations for the week of Aug. 9-15 regained the 4 index points it lost last week (Aug. 2-8) to place it 8 index points higher than an average week in 2019—the index baseline assigned a value of 100 for this Optical Business Tracker. This brings gross revenue closer to the levels it reached at this point in time (week 33) during the last two years, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.

National Average for Gross Revenue and Most Sales Categories at ECP Locations Dips, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—With a decline of -4 index points, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations matched the decrease experienced by all optical sales categories, except contact lenses, last week. This category (gross revenue) for week 32, Aug. 2-8, 2021 remains below where it was at this point in time for both last year and 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. All optical sales categories declined by -4 index points, except contact lenses, which saw an increase of 2 index points, when comparing last week (Aug. 2-8) with the previous week (July 26-Aug. 1).

Optical Sales Mostly Flat Last Week, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales showed little change last week compared with the previous week, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased by -1 index point last week (July 26-Aug 1), below the levels this category had reached during the comparable period both last year as well as the previous year. Two categories remained flat (exams/refractions and lens pairs) and two categories increased by only 1 index point (frame units and contact lenses). The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations being the only category to decline but only by -1 index point.

Optical Sales Increased for the Week of July 19-25, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales increased slightly last week, July 19-25, with most product/service categories on the upswing, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased by 1 index point, bringing it to within 1 index point of the level it reached at this point last year and 3 index points above where it was in 2019. All optical sales categories, except contact lenses, experienced slight upticks last week. Exams/refractions had the largest increase of 3 index points, while contact lenses at the other end of the sales spectrum decreased by 1 index point. Rounding out the increases were lens pairs, which were up 2 index points and frame units, up 1 index point.

Following Downturns from July Fourth Holiday, Optical Sales Make a Quick Recovery for Week of July 12-18, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales quickly recovered last week, July 12-18, following the previous week’s downturns due to the Independence Day holiday. In fact, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations not only regained the -16 index points it lost the previous week (July 5-11) but also added an additional 2 index points last week for a total increase of 18 index points, according to the latest Practice Performance Tracker from Jobson. Last week, all optical sales categories not only regained the losses they experienced the previous week but also surpassed their prior levels.

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U.S. Optical Sales Show Substantial Declines Due to Independence Day Holiday for Week of July 5-11, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Last week, July 5-11, substantial declines in optical sales were experienced on a nationwide level as a result of Independence Day, which was celebrated with a Federal holiday on Monday, July 5, rather than on the more traditional July 4. As a result, the Independence Day holiday fell within Week 28 of this year (but within Week 27 of the previous two years).

National Average for Weekly Gross Revenue Moves Up One Index Point, Jobson Performance Tracker Shows

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK— The Fourth of July holiday had little negative impact on national optical sales last week (June 28-July 4), in part due to the Federal holiday falling on Monday, July 5, which is not included in this week’s Tracker for Week 27 of 2020. In fact, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased by 1 index point when comparing last week with the previous week.

National Average for Weekly Gross Revenue Moves Up One Index Point, Jobson Performance Tracker Shows

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK— The Fourth of July holiday had little negative impact on national optical sales last week (June 28-July 4), in part due to the Federal holiday falling on Monday, July 5, which is not included in this week’s Tracker for Week 27 of 2020. In fact, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased by 1 index point when comparing last week with the previous week.

Overall Optical Sales Showed Slight Improvement for Week of June 21-27, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—While overall optical sales showed slight improvement last week, June 21-27, the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations fell by 1 index point. This slight decline brought gross revenue to a level that was 4 index points below where it had been at this same time period last year but 2 index points above where it had been two years ago at the same point in 2019, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker.

Optical Sales Took a Slight Downturn for Week of June 14-20, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Optical sales took a slight downturn last week, June 14-20, as the national average for gross revenue at ECP locations throughout the country fell 2 index points, bringing it to a slightly lower level (by only 1 index point) of where it was at the same time last year. When compared with two years ago during the same time period, gross revenue was 6 index points higher last week than where it was in 2019, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker.