Looking up: An aging population and higher disposable income will bolster revenue

Over the five years to 2016, the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing industry has benefited from a progressively aging US population, as eye problems closely associated with age, which increased demand for ophthalmic equipment sold by this industry. Advancing age has sent seniors, in increasing numbers, to optometrists to seek corrections for common refractive eye disorders, such as nearsightedness. Furthermore, corrective vision procedures have become more affordable for US consumers over the past five years, as increasing employment, disposable incomes and expanding access to health insurance encouraged more people to seek professional eyecare services. A projected continuation of these trends should support the industry in the five years to 2021...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Advancements in surgical techniques have made eye surgery quicker and less painful
  • International demand for eyecare services and ophthalmic equipment strongly grew
  • More affordable access to vision correcting services will also drive demand for ophthalmic equipment
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing industry are high. Most ophthalmic medical equipment is manufactured under patent. This acts as a barrier to entry in certain markets where patented products exist. Companies entering the industry need to either acquire a company that holds a patent or invest in costly research and development (R&D) to manufacture a product that can compete without infringing upon existing manufacturers' intellectual property.The high capital costs required to manufacture ophthalmic instruments and lengthy regulation and approval processes by the Food and Drug Administration can deter some prospects from entering the industry. Operators must also hire skilled staff to successfully compete. A h...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Protection of intellectual property/copyrighting of output
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 65 and older and Number of people with private health insurance in the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures ophthalmic diagnostic instruments and surgical equipment used in eye-related medical procedures. Examples of diagnostic equipment include optical coherence tomography scanners, ophthalmic ultrasound systems, cameras, scopes, tonometers and lighting equipment. Examples of surgical equipment include ophthalmic lasers, as well as cataract, glaucoma, refractive and other surgery devices.

    Industry Products
  • Surgical systems and instruments
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Laser surgical equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • surgical systems and instruments
  • eye-care diagnostic equipment
  • laser equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • An aging population increases industry demand
  • Growing healthcare coverage and vibrant economy
  • Increasing international trade
  • Industry structure and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Aging population, greater healthcare coverage
  • Industry participation, trade and profit
  • Technological advancements
  • Table: Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Optometrists
  • Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Surgical systems and instruments
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Laser surgical equipment
  • Chart: Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Specialist ophthalmologists
  • Exports
  • Primary care eye doctors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Alcon Inc., Carl Zeiss Meditec Group, Abbott Medical Optics, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.,
  • Table: Alcon Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Carl Zeiss Meditec Group - financial performance
  • Table: Abbott Medical Optics - financial performance
  • Table: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • A medical condition caused by damage to the macula or small spot near the center of the retina, which reduces an individual's ability to see.
  • Cataract
  • A clouding of the eye's lens, which impairs vision and could lead to blindness.
  • Glaucoma
  • A group of diseases that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve.
  • Medicare
  • A government program medical insurance for persons aged 65 and over and for certain disabled persons under 65.
  • Ophthalmologist
  • A physician that specializes in the study and treatment of defects and diseases of the eye.
  • Refractive Error
  • An error in the focusing of light by the eye and a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity.
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