vision care market revenues dip 2.6%

According to VisionWatch, a study conducted by Jobson Publishing and the Vision Council, the total vision care market’s revenues dipped 2.6 percent for the 12 months ending June 2009.

According to the survey, dollar sales of frames at retail were relatively flat, while lenses dipped 1.9 percent.

Eye exams gained overall by 5.5 percent.  Contact lenses revenues also grew in dollar value by 3.9 percent, while sunglasses’s dollar sales declined 8.7 percent for the 12 month period.

Consumers’ future purchasing intent for prescription eyeglasses for the six months, Jan to June 2009, declined from purchasing indent index levels in the October 2008-March 2009 period.

Source: Vision Monday magazine.  To read the source document, which contains more detail,  click here.

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