As the number of COVID-19 cases grow and more parts of the U.S. put “shelter-in-place” requests and mandates into place due to the coronavirus pandemic, the impact is growing more pronounced in the provider sector of business, according to a VisionMonday report. Accompanied by many practice and retail location closings, the escalation of business concerns—and accompanying stress levels—are evident among the responses of eyecare professionals taking part in the third wave of the ECP Coronavirus Impact Study, conducted by Jobson Optical Research.
The third study, following two prior ones conducted in mid March, was launched on March 24 and closed out yesterday, March 25. There were 1,285 respondents in total, 61 percent were optometrists, 32.5 percent opticians, among others. The full report is available to download, at no charge, today on the Jobson Research site here.