Member Insights Webinar Available for Download

U.S. Consumer Sentiment and Market Insights During the Covid-19 Crisis

The Vision Council's second webinar presentation, U.S. Consumer Sentiment and Market Insights During the Covid-19 Crisis, is now available for download. The research team presented data from the latest VisionWatch report including a detailed breakdown of consumers' attitudes as well as industry and market insights from The Vision Council's Eyecare Provider Survey.

A few highlights from the presentation include:

  • Americans view the global and economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis as higher threats than personal and local community implications.
  • While most Americans are practicing heightened personal hygiene and avoiding public locations where they might contract COVID-19, wearing facemasks has lagged behind the other strategies.
  • More than half of eyecare providers and 81% of large optical retailers reported that some, if not all, of their practices and stores are closed because of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The increased prevalence of virtual care and telemedicine, along with increased online purchasing activity and postponement of exams and optical purchases (rather than cancelling exams or purchases) may help limit industry losses from the COVID-19 crisis

To download this presentation and to view last week's webinar about the recent U.S. legislation and your business, please click here.

The Vision Council will continue to host webinars throughout the year as part of the Member Insights Webinar Series focused on connecting, informing and uplifting the vision community during this challenging time.

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