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 Products Chapter
According to a 2013 State of the Optometric Profession report (latest data available) by Jobson Medical Information LLC and AOA Excel, optometrists provide an estimated 88 million refractive eye exams each year. Furthermore, optometrists administer 84.6% of total refractive exams performed by all eye care professionals in the United States, as well as 85.0% of all comprehensive exams and 90.0% of all prescribed vision correction devices.
Prescription eyewear is anticipated to comprise 43.0% of industry revenue. According to the Optometric Profession report, opticians dispense an estimated 32.0% of total eyeglasses sold, with about 26.5 million eyeglasses sold by optometrists each year... purchase to read more