NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, March 7-13, at a rate of -3 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 5 index points below where it was at this point in time (Week 11) last year. However, 2022 gross revenue is above where it was for Week 11 during 2020 (6 points) and during 2019 (7 points), according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. All optical sales categories were either flat or down last week.

While exams/refractions remained flat when comparing last week with the previous week of Feb. 28-March 6, the other categories decreased at rates ranging from -4 index points for contact lenses to -2 index points for frame units and lens pairs.
Although all optical sales were either flat or down last week, four of five categories are equal to or above an average week in 2019—the index baseline assigned a value of 100 for this Optical Business Tracker. Categories range from 97 index points (3 points below an average week in 2019) for contact lenses to 113 (13 points above an average week in 2019) for gross revenue.
Jobson Optical Research selected 1,500 optical locations that have been operating and reporting their sales to its partners, GPN and ABB Analytics, since 2019. The index has been rebased to an average week in 2019. Going forward, this new index base will be used as an arbitrary benchmark and assigned a value of 100.
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