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With the growing demand for sustainable products, the commitment to environmental sustainability continues to be a high priority for manufacturers. The optical industry is seeing encouraging growth in this category as more and more companies are implementing sustainable practices and using sustainable materials for frames, lenses and packaging. Consumers now have multiple options to choose from when it comes to sustainable eyewear offering premium quality and design. Eyecare professionals shared their outlook on sustainability and what role their customers and vendors are playing in 20/20’s Environmental Sustainability Survey conducted by Jobson Optical Research.

–Christine Yeh

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This study was conducted in February 2020, November 2021, August 2022 and October 2022 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, and 320 independent ECPs participated in October 2022. Respondents were offered a chance to win an gift card for their participation.

–Jennifer Waller,
Director of Research & Business Analytics