Independent eye care professionals in the U.S. felt a little more optimistic about business in June, according to Jobson Research's Optical Business Barometer. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is very negative and 5 is very positive, the rating given by participants in the study was a 3.6, up from 3.4 in May. Both business categories – current and future – improved in June, as did all four geographical regions. In addition, the attitude toward the “overall U.S. optical business” rose as well. The rating for the eyeglasses business rose slightly more than those for contact lenses and eye exams. Jobson's findings were incongruent with general statistics in the U.S. in June, with the Consumer Confidence Index down to 58.5 compared with 61.7 in May, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses Index ticking down by 0.1 point to 90.8.