Paul M. Karpecki, OD: The number of Americans with age-related eye disease and the vision impairment that results is expected to double within the next three decades.1 Research indicates that between the years 2013 and 2019 alone, we can anticipate a 17% increase in the projected number of cataract procedures.2 Should optometrists brace themselves for big volume increases?
1. Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report.
http://www.visionproblemsus.org/ index.html. Accessed August 25, 2014.
2. Market Scope. 2014 Comprehensive Report on the Global Cataract Surgical Equipment Market. June 2014.