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The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

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The Vision Council has been closely monitoring the refund process for spectacle frames from China that were subject to China 301 duties and would like to share the following updates with members.

First, at this time, we again encourage all members to contact their Customs broker as soon as possible to coordinate refund efforts. On June…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

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Dear Valued Member,

I am pleased to invite you to a virtual presentation highlighting The Vision Council’s 2019 U.S. Up to $50 Plano Sunglass Retail Market Report. On Tuesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. EDT, Gerry Fultz, research consultant for The Vision Council, and I will present the detailed, retailer level report, which was created by the…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

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After providing relief to the spectacle frame industry yesterday, June 9, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) began denying exclusion requests filed by companies, including The Vision Council, for plano sunglasses, over-the-counter reading glasses, and prescription lenses. The USTR has not yet acted on all open applications for exclusions for…

Today, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published notice that it is granting exclusions from the China 301 duties for spectacle frames classifiable in subheadings 9003.11.0000 or 9003.19.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. By excluding both subheadings from the China 301 duties, the USTR’s decision covers spectacle…

Reopeneyecare.com, the recently launched digital platform sponsored by The Vision Council designed to help eyecare providers navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses, has introduced…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

Nearly 70% of…

On Friday, May 29 President Trump announced that the U.S. will begin the process of revoking Hong Kong’s differential treatment from China, based on a belief that the territory is no longer autonomous from China. Most notably, this indicates that Hong Kong will no longer be treated as a separate Customs territory. Additionally, the contemplated…