Ophthalmic Equipment Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product (Diagnostic Devices (Fundus Cameras, Refractors, Perimeters, Others), Surgical Devices (Cataract Surgery Devices, Refractive Error Surgical Devices, Vitreoretinal Surgical Devices, Contact Lenses)), By End User (Hospitals, Ambulatory Care, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Sep 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061611760
  • Pages : 125

The ophthalmic equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.25% to reach US$49.618 billion by 2026 from US$42.471 billion in 2019.

Ophthalmic equipment is used in the process of ophthalmology. It's the medicines and surgery used in treating and diagnosing eye disorders. Many diseases such as cataracts, proptosis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome are treated by ophthalmologists. Some of the types of equipment used include: 

  • Digital Refraction Systems
  • Auto Ref/Ker Topographer
  • Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Biometer
  • Diagnostic / Screening
  • Digital Imaging

A major reason for the growth of this market is the promptly growing aged population.

According to World Health Organisation, “By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion and there will be almost this many (120 million) living in China alone of the age group 80 years and above, and 434 million people in this age group worldwide.” The number of people aged 60 years and above accounted for 1 billion of the total population in 2019. According to the World Health Organisation, people aged 52 years or above constituted 82 percent of the blind population. Half of the world’s population is constituted in China and India. According to the UN, Economic and Social report, the population of people aged 65 years and above is expected to increase to 587.4 million people by 2030 from 395.3 million in 2019, in Asia. The prevalence of eye-related diseases in them times lesser in children. With the rapidly growing geriatric population, the prevalence of eye diseases is becoming more prominent. Moreover, vision loss is becoming a cause of concern. With an increase in chronic disorders such as diabetes and hypertension among the aged population, eye diseases have become more significant. All this will increase the population of people suffering from eye disease substantially and is expected to contribute to the growth of the market.

The technological advances in developing countries are expected to drive the demand for this market in the forecast period.

According to the World Health Organisation, “More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma, and cataract.”

“Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.” The limitation of eye disorder is not equally borne. It is much more prevalent in people living in rural areas, women, low-income groups, and indigenous populations. According to the World Health Organisation, distance vision impairment is four times greater in low-income and middle-income countries than the high-income countries. Low and middle-income regions of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have an eight times greater rate of blindness when compared to the high-income countries. With the growing digitalization and technological advancement in developing nations, the market for ophthalmic equipment is expected to grow. Also, the increase in the number of people using spectacles and contact lenses is also expected to support the market growth.

The impact of COVID-19 on the ophthalmic equipment market and increase in Research and Development and government initiatives.

The market is expected to be negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a significant dropout in the number of people visiting clinics due to government norms. The imposition of lockdown has led to a lesser number of people visiting eye health care centers thereby leading to a decline in the number of surgeries. Also, ophthalmologists have rescheduled many surgeries. With the prevalence of pandemics, there has been a significant re-organization in the number of surgeries performed. Thus, COVID-19 is expected to curtail the growth of the market.

Companies are deploying huge amounts of funds for the research and development of new equipment. Also, the government is taking a lot of initiatives across the globe in order to control visual impairment. This, in turn, is expected to push the growth of the ophthalmic equipment market in the coming years.

The competition among the key market players is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Prominent key market players include Johnson and Johnson Services, HOYA Group, NIDEK Co, HAAG-STRIT Group, etc. The players in the Ophthalmic equipment market are implementing various growth strategies to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors in this market. They are constantly working on technological innovation.

Ophthalmic Equipment Market Scope:
Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2019  US$42.471 billion
 Market Size Value in 2026  US$49.618 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 2.25% from 2019 to 2026
 Base Year  2019
 Forecast Period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Product, End-User, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered  Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG, Johnson and Johnson   Services Inc., Baush and Lomb, Alcon, HOYA Group, NIDEK Co, Ltd., Coburn   Technologies Inc., Haag-STRIT Group, Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product
    • Diagnostic Devices
      • Fundus Camera
      • Refractors
      • Perimeters
      • Others
    • Surgical Devices
      • Cataract Surgery Devices
      • Refractive Error Surgical Devices
      • Vitreoretinal Surgical Devices
      • Contact Lenses
  • By End-User
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory care
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Others
    • The Middle East and Africa
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The ophthalmic equipment market is projected to reach a total market size of US$49.618 billion in 2026.
Ophthalmic Equipment Market was valued at US$42.471 billion in 2019.
The global ophthalmic equipment market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.25% during the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the ophthalmic equipment market report include Johnson and Johnson Services, HOYA Group, NIDEK Co, HAAG-STRIT Group, etc.
A major reason for the ophthalmic equipment market growth is the promptly growing aged population.
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Ophthalmic Equipment Market analysis, By Product 
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Diagnostic Devices
5.2.1. Fundus Camera
5.2.2. Refractors
5.2.3. Perimeters
5.2.4. Others
5.3. Surgical Devices
5.3.1. Cataract Surgery Devices
5.3.2. Refractive Error Surgical Devices
5.3.3. Vitreoretinal Surgical Devices
5.4. Contact Lenses

6. Global Ophthalmic Equipment Market analysis, By End-User
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Hospitals
6.3. Ambulatory Surgical Centers
6.4. Others

7. Global Ophthalmic Equipment Market analysis, By Geography 
7.1.  Introduction
7.2.  North America
7.2.1. United States
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. UK
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. Germany
7.4.4. Italy
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa 
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. Japan
7.6.2. China
7.6.3. India
7.6.4. Thailand
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Indonesia
7.6.7. Others

8.  Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
9.2. Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
9.3. Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.
9.4. Baush & Lomb
9.5. Alcon
9.6. HOYA Group
9.7. NIDEK Co, Ltd.
9.8. Coburn Technologies Inc.
9.9. HAAG-STRIT Group
9.10. Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG

Johnson and Johnson Services Inc.

Baush and Lomb


HOYA Group

NIDEK Co, Ltd.

Coburn Technologies Inc.

Haag-STRIT Group

Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments