Most people are now turning towards laser eye operation partially because of aging global population. This type of popularity of eye surgery has boosted up the demand of refractive surgery instrument and devices in the market rapidly in recent days. A latest report shows that the devices which are used in refractive surgeries were valued in around $ 667 million in the global market in the year 2010. But now it is expected that with the boom in the industry the cost will reach up to $ 805 million by the year 2017. This growth is solely dedicated to the increasing number of people with refractive errors and their growing awareness regarding the issue and its treatments.
Once a person grows older he/she suffers lots of health issues such as vision related issues, hearing disabilities, restricted movements or complete loss of movements and many others. Most of all people who mainly opt for this type of surgeries are in their 40s and reside mainly in the countries like UK and US. It has been proved that refractive errors related to eyes are quite a common problem suffered by lots of people in the world. Eye issues especially myopia is one of the most common eye issue faced by people in the world especially in Asia. It has been reported that mostly women suffer from myopia if compared to the men.
Countries like China and others which are developing and the economical condition of which is improving every day. These countries specially the Asian countries are expected to contribute a lot in the global market of the refractive surgery devices as a number of people are opting for such facility these days.
It has been reported that nearly 50% of total refractive surgeries take place in US every year. The latest result that had been recorded in the year 2010 about the market shows that AMO (Abbott Medical Optics) rules the refractive surgery devices market with a hopping percentage of shares which is around 26%. On the other hand the companies like Carl Zeiss, Bausch and Lomb or Alcon play the roles of other giants.
Sarah writes regularly on eye disease and preventative measures for a range of health websites and blogs including Get Lenses. She also has an interest writing articles related to diet and nutrition.