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Optometrists in the US: Market Research Report

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Optometrists Market Research Report | NAICS 62132 | Oct 2014

Looking good: Healthcare reform and an aging population will keep growth strong

The Optometrists market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
130,603
Businesses
34,040
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Optometrists industry has exhibited growth over the past five years, thanks to robust demand from the burgeoning elderly population, which has caused optometry services to expand. Looking forward, as healthcare reform requires individuals to have pediatric vision care coverage, this trend will support demand for eye examinations and corrective eyewear products from this demographic... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The location of optometrists in the United States largely reflects the age distribution of the population, birth rates, household income, access to vision plans and favorable regulation. In the United States, optometry is currently regulated by state boards that determine their scope of practice, which may vary somewhat from state to state. Other factors that influence where an optometrist locates include proximity to ophthalmic dispensers, other healthcare professionals and high-traffic areas that are easily accessed by customers. Solo practitioners tend to locate in family-friendly and smaller cities. Optometrists have greater geographic distribution and are more accessible than other eye care professions. They are located in nearly 7,100 communities throughout the United States... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Optometrists Industry?

This industry includes practitioners that have a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. ODs examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries and disorders of the eye and associated structures. Operators may also prescribe and sell eyeglasses and contact lenses. These practitioners operate private or group practices in their own offices or in facilities like hospitals. The industry does not include ophthalmologists (i.e. medical doctors who are also trained to perform eye surgery).

Industry Products
Eye examsEyewear salesContact lenses sales
 
Industry Activities
Conduct eye examinationsDiagnose, manage and treat disorders of the eye and surrounding structuresPrescribe and sell eyeglasses and contact lenses


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