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Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing - Industry Market Research Report

Ophthalmic Instrument Manufacturing

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.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of adults aged 65 and older
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Alcon (US surgical equipment segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Carl Zeiss Meditec Group (US industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Abbott Medical Optics (US industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Valeant Pharmaceuticals (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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