NEW YORK —A shorter week due to the Memorial Day holiday may have contributed to a decrease in the single-digit range of 7 or 9 index points for the sales of all products and services among eyecare professionals across the U.S. for the week ending May 31, according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Practice Performance Tracker. The downturn followed double digit growth experienced during the previous week, showing that those larger steps forward as practices start to reopen are now being followed by the current week’s smaller steps back. The decline was seen in eye exams, as well as in sales for frames, lenses and contact lenses in the four-day business week.

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