Autorefractors and Keratometers Market Analysis | United States | 2017-2023 | MedCore
Autorefractors (ARs), also called automated refractors, are computer-controlled routine diagnostic devices used for detecting refractive errors of the eye. They are useful in the determination of a patients prescription for contact lenses or eye glasses. During the examination process, the patient uses one eye at a time to look into the machine at an image, which is projected onto the retina. The autorefractor adjusts the path of the light until the image that it observes on the patients retina is in focus. The degree of correction necessary to achieve this is the basis for the patients refractive prescription. This is an entirely automated process which does not require feedback from the patient. Cycloplegic agents are necessary to dilate the pupil, thereby eliminating a diagnostic error caused by pseudomyopia, a result of a constriction of the ciliary muscles.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 4/1/2017
- Pages: 197
- 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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