Safety lenses and safety frames are an established and consistent section of the overall optical market with prescription safety being a built-in segment of business required by many employers for their employees to safely do their jobs. So the question is, what are you doing to make sure your optical is also getting its fair share of this business?
The Vision Council released some figures back in 2022 regarding overall sales. A little over 48,000 brick-and-mortar optical locations were a big part of the $76.5 billion in total optical retail sales. Lenses made up nearly one-third of the market - $23.6 billion and over 98 million frames were sold with a total value of $12 billion.
Our industry seems to be doing very well. Part of these sales were generated by safety eyewear purchases which according to Grand View Research totaled $903.5 million. Even more exciting than this, the U.S. safety eyewear market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.7% from 2023 - 2030. Safety sales are a thriving market in their own right. So, what strategies are you employing to capture your share of these sales in your market?
We Prioritize Speed and Efficiency
When it comes to safety, we have streamlined our processes by processing polycarbonate safety lenses in-house. This means that safety jobs are completed no longer than the time it takes for a regular finished job, typically 3-4 business days. With our improved quality control, there are fewer remakes, saving you an additional week.
Affordability Without Compromise
Just like our regular finished work, we charge only the uncut price of the lenses plus add-ons, an edging fee, and a flat safety charge. There are no hidden fees for safety work. This means that you can make more money on your safety business without breaking the bank.
Prioritize Ease of Use
At IcareLabs, we provide a wide selection of safety frames from trusted brands such as Guardian, ArtCraft, ArmouRx, EyeShield, OnGuard, Hudson, and Wiley X. Simply order your board samples and utilize our supply frame option on our ordering site. In under a week, you will receive a completed safety job, making the process as simple as placing a regular order with us.
With IcareLabs, safety work has never been faster, easier, or more affordable. If you're already involved in safety sales, why not give us a try? Additionally, if you're looking to grow your safety business, reach out to us, and we'll be more than happy to help you get started. No matter where you stand in terms of your safety sales, there is no better lab to trust with this critical aspect of your business than IcareLabs.