Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Even when budgets are tight, consumers still need to address their medical issues. Therefore, the economic recovery is proving to be a boost for the industry, as those who have delayed eye examinations begin to make appointments again. Aging baby boomers and a rise in the number of insured individuals will likely aid business significantly for industry operators, but competition from eye glasses and contact lens stores threatens profit growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Optometrists provide a range of vision care to individuals. Some examples of optometric services include: diagnosing vision problems like nearsightedness and farsightedness; testing of patient's depth and color perception; prescribing and selling eyeglasses or contact lenses; and providing treatments like vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation.
Attempts to expand scope of practice
Optometrists are often confused with ophthalmologists or opticians; however, the services offered by these professionals are distinct. An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in the refractive, medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of disease and injury... purchase to read more