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Refractive Vision Correction: A Market Analysis

Since the advent of LASIK nearly two decades ago, refractive vision correction remains a vibrant market impacted by technology. Kalorama's market analysis takes a look at the entire market for non-disease eye treatment procedures. Complete coverage of the vision correction market, including the correction of conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), presbyobia (an inibility to focus), astigmatism and hyperopia or far-sightedness.

Areas of the market covered in the report include:

  • LASIK Equipment Sales
  • Bladeless LASIK
  • Spacers and RVC Alternatives
  • Phakic Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs)
  • Services and Fees.
As part of Kalorama's analysis this market is broken down. Included as part of the report is:
  • RVC Revenues by Service (LASIK, Fees, Spacers, Lens Implants) and Forecasts to 2009
  • Breakdown of Services by Provider (Optometrists, Eye Clinics, Vision Care Center, Ophthalmologists and Others)
  • Current Procedures and Forecasts by Condition (Myopia, Presbyopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism)
  • Market Share of Key Competitors in RVC, 2006 and 2009.
  • Market Share of Key Competitors in IOL Lens Implants, 2006 and 2009
Companies discussed in this report include:
  • Advanced Medical Optics
  • STAAR Surgical
  • Alcon
  • Bausch and Lomb
  • Nidek Technologies
  • Lumenis
  • Refractec
  • Intra Lase
Market data for Refractive Vision Correction is based on information published in Kalorama's 2006 Advances in Ophthalmology report. 2006 data are estimates and forecasts to 2009 are based on government health data and interviews with vision correction industry experts interviewed for that report.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Worldwide Refractive Vision Revenue 2005-2009 ($000's)
    • ISSUES & TRENDS IN REFRACTIVE VISION CORRECTION
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Service Provider Market Share, 2006
    • SCOPE & METHODOLOGY
  • Market Overview &Analysis
    • BACKGROUND
      • Prevention & Wellness
      • Factors Affecting the Refractive Vision Correction Markets
    • MARKET SIZE AND MARKET SHARE
      • Table Worldwide Refractive Vision Revenue ($000's)
      • Strong Patient Satisfaction with LASIK
      • Laser Surgery Questions and Complications
    • CONDITIONS TREATED WITH REFRACTIVE VISION CORRECTION
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Market Forecast: Revenues and Market Share by Geography (U.S. vs Non-U.S.) and Condition Treated (Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism) 2006-2009
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Procedures Forecast: Number of Procedures by Geography (U.S. vs Non-U.S.) and Condition Treated (Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism) 2005-2009
    • ANALYSIS BY TYPE OF RVC PROCEDURE
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Procedures Forecast: Number of Procedures by Geography (U.S. vs Non-U.S.) and Type (Laser Systems [LASIK Flap Devices, Other RVC], Lens Implant, Services/Fees) 2005-2009
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Market Forecast: Revenues and Market Share by Geography (U.S. vs Non-U.S.) and Type (Laser Systems [LASIK Flap Devices, Other RVC], Lens Implant, Services/Fees) 2006-2008
    • COMPETITIVE MARKET & FORECAST
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Market: LASIK, RVC Alternatives and Services Worldwide Supplier Market Share (non-IOL sales) 2006
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Market: LASIK, RVC Alternatives and Services Worldwide Supplier Market Share (non-IOL sales) 2009
    • IMPACT OF INTRAOCCULAR LENS IMPLANTS
      • Table Lens Implant Global Market Share 2006
      • Table Lens Implant Global Market Share 2009
    • MAJOR MARKETS FORECAST---SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • Table Refractive Vision Correction Market Forecast: U.S. Service Provider Revenues and Market Share by Type (Laser/LASIK, Services and Fees, Lens Implants) and by Type of Provider (Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Vision Care Centers, Eye Clinics, and Others) 2005-2009

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