Autorefractors and Keratometers Market Analysis | United States | 2017-2023 | MedCore
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Pages: 197
- Published Date: 4/1/2017
- Type: MedCore
Prices are expected to remain stable over the forecast period due to the maturity of the market and the high level of competition among manufacturers to win over new customers. Growth in ASP is driven by the increasing popularity of three-in-one combination devices that feature pachymetry or tonometry capabilities in addition to the standard functionality. The higher price of these units is driving growth in the overall market.
Autorefractors (ARs) and keratometers (KRs) are commonly sold together in a combined unit. Combination devices, which consist of an AR and a KR integrated in a single unit, are increasing in popularity in the ophthalmic device market, currently accounting for a majority of units sold. In addition, a number of products now offer AR/KRs combined with a third modality, most commonly non-contact tonometry or pachymetry. This is particularly true in the corporate, chain store setting where business models are focused on workflow efficiency and high patient turnover.
Segments Covered in This Market
- Autorefractor and Keratometer Market
Report Data Types Included
- Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
- 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
- Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
- Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
- Product Portfolios
- Related Press Releases from Top Competitors
Topcons portfolio of products includes the KR-8000PA®, the KR-800® and the RM-800®. The company maintained their position as the market leader by combining devices with their autorefractors and keratometers. Nidek/Macro Ophthalmics was the second leading competitor in the U.S. AR/KR market. Reichert Technologies held a considerable share of the U.S. market for autorefractor/keratometers with their standard products. The company offers two products from their portfolio: the RK600® and the RK700®. Other companies analyzed include Canon.
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