Optometry Practices

Optometry Practices


The 19,900 optometry practices in the US are the main providers of vision care. Nearly 60% of optometrist revenue comes from fees for patient care, which includes exams and treatment for problems. The sale of eyeglasses and contact lenses, known as “dispensing revenue,” accounts for about 40% of overall revenue. There are about 37,200 optometrists in the US – around 58% of them work in private optometry practices.

Competition From Retail Chains

Independent optometry practices face competition from large retail optical chains, as well as mass merchandisers offering optical services.

Growth In Eye Care Demand

As the US population ages, demand for eye care services should see steady growth.