The monthly survey of independent eye care professionals in the U.S. conducted by Jobson Optical Research has found that confidence in the industry fell again in October. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is “very negative” and 5 is “very positive,” eye care professionals said their outlook was 3.4, down from 3.5 in September. However, this is up from an index of 3.2 registered in October 2010.