All eyes are focusing on the environment as sustainability continues to grow in the optical arena. More sustainable eyewear options are available than ever, with companies utilizing sustainable materials for frames, lenses and packaging as well as implementing practices that are more friendly to the environment. Consumers have responded as they do their part in committing to eyewear products with ecologically conscious manufacturing. Eyecare professionals share their sustainability outlook with 20/20’s Environmental Sustainability Survey 2023 conducted by Jobson Optical Research.

–Christine Yeh


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This study was conducted in February 2020, November 2021, August and October 2022, and August 2023 by Jobson Optical Research. 350 independent ECPs participated in this study in February 2020, 288 independent ECPs participated in November 2021, 174 independent ECPs participated in August 2022, 320 independent ECPs participated in October 2022, and 254 independent ECPs participated in August 2023. Respondents were offered a chance to win an gift card for their participation.

–Jennifer Waller, Director of Research & Business Analytics