Optometrists in the US: Market Research Report

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Optometrists Market Research Report | NAICS 62132 | Jan 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Optometrists market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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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


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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
Sale of prescription eyewearMedical eyecareEye examsContact lenses
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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