NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased last week, June 3–9, when compared with the previous week, at a rate of 23 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 30 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 23) when compared with last year (2023), 37 points above the same period in 2022, 42 points above 2021, 25 points above 2020 and 25 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.

All optical sales categories were up last week when compared with the previous week, at rates of 23 index points for gross revenue, 13 index points for exams/refractions, 17 index points for frame units, 16 index points for lens pairs and 14 index points for contact lenses. When comparing last week’s optical sales with the same period last year, the categories were all up as well, ranging from the lowest increase of 14 index points for lens pairs, to the greatest increase of 30 index points for gross revenue.

The other categories changed by 17 index points for exams/refractions, 16 index points for frame units and 17 index points for contact lenses.

With all optical sales categories increasing last week, only one of the categories reached a level above an average week in 2019—the index baseline assigned a value of 100 for this Optical Business Tracker. These ranged from a high of 125 index points for gross revenue to a low of 95 index points for both exams/refractions and lens pairs. One category, contact lenses, matched the index baseline of 100 index points. The frame unit category reached 97 index points.

Jobson Optical Research selected 1,500 optical locations that have been operating and reporting their sales to its partners, GPN and ABB Analyze, 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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