Orthokeratology Lenses Market By Material (Fluorosilicone Acrylate, Silicone Acrylate, Balafilcon and Oprifocon A), By Application (Myopia, Hypermetropia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia), By Point of Dispensation (Hospitals, Clinics and Eye Care Shops) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

According to the most recent research cited in the World Health Organization 2015 report, there are 153 million people worldwide who suffer from vision problems. It is very important to understand that refractive errors cannot be prevented, but their early diagnosis and use of orthokeratology lenses for a prolonged period can result in a permanent correction. Ortho-K/orthokeratology costs very little, and the corneal reshaping is reversible, so it has been considered a viable option for patients whose eye shapes are still changing.

Orthokeratology lenses have applications in the treatment of refractive errors of the eye, which include myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Hospitals, clinics, and eye care shops are the points of dispensation for these products. By material type, the market is categorized as fluorosilicone acrylate, silicone acrylate, balafilcon, and Oprifocon A. Market assessment for the above-mentioned segments is done through data forecasting and market sizing.

Cross-country sectional segmentation is given for major geographical regions in terms of material, application, and point of dispensation.This market assessment gives a brief elucidation of data forecasting and market sizing, which are important tools to map and understand the market trends and business dynamics prevalent in the orthokeratology lenses market. The product portfolio of the company provides information on the diverse range of orthokeratology lenses currently available on the market for the treatment of refractive errors. Company profiles will furnish the entire product range of orthokeratology lenses and financial information about the companies, as well as their current market position. The companies prominent in the orthokeratology lenses market are Alpha Corporation, Autek, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Essilor, Euclid, E&E Optics, GP Specialists, Paragon Vision Sciences, Procornea, and Taiwan Macro Vision Corporation.

Based on application, the global orthokeratology lenses market is categorized into:

  • Myopia
  • Hypermetropia
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Orthokeratology refers to a corneal refractive therapy that employs gas-permeable contact lenses to reshape the eye's cornea and therefore reduce refractive errors. The reshaping of the cornea is reversible, and the cornea attains its intended shape once the lenses are removed. Orthokeratology is an effective refractive error therapy option for patients who do not want to wear glasses and do not want to undergo LASIK surgery. Adverse events related to orthokeratology are corneal edema, corneal staining, and redness. Myopia is the most common indication seen in all age groups of patients, where orthokeratology is used as a therapy to correct a -6.00 diopter of myopia.

Orthokeratology has been effective in reducing and achieving 6/6 vision in adolescent patients by creating a phenomenon known as peripheral myopia. Hypermetropia is diagnosed in about one-fourth of the population diagnosed with refractive errors. It is widely prevalent in the elderly population due to a reduction in the emmetropization process, resulting in shorter eyeballs with vision falling behind the retina. The companies prominent in the orthokeratology lenses market are Alpha Corporation, Autek, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Essilor, Euclid, E&E Optics, GP Specialists, Paragon Vision Sciences, and Procter & Gamble.

Based on material type, the global orthokeratology lenses market is categorized into:

  • Fluorosilicone Acrylate
  • Silicone Acrylate
  • Balafilcon
  • Oprifocon A

Gas-permeable contact lenses have been approved by the FDA for their application in orthokeratology. Earlier, contact lenses were made from polymethyl methacrylate because they had meritorious features such as good optical properties, were shatter-resistant, and were lightweight. However, the use of this material was discontinued as it was not permeable to oxygen gas, which is an important prerequisite for the epithelial cells of the cornea to remain healthy.

As of now, manufacturers are producing rigid lenses incorporating polymers with permeability for oxygen and other gases. Currently, oprifocon A and fluorosilicone acrylate are used in making lenses for orthokeratology treatment due to reduced blinking on account of their larger size covering the entire corneal circumference. They impose optimal pressure on the cornea to induce the growth of epithelial cells. Balafilcon and silicon acrylate derivatives are studied rigorously to optimize their use as orthokeratology lenses. They have inherent qualities such as high wettability, surface stiffness, and oxygen permeability, which qualify them as ideal for use in orthokeratology.

Based on the point of dispensation, the orthokeratology lenses market is categorized into:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Eye Care Shops

The point of dispensation is quite dynamic, with some patients choosing to see an ophthalmologist for a comprehensive diagnosis of ophthalmic conditions and others choosing to see an optometrist for a diagnosis of multiple refractive errors. The World Health Organization's 2015 global survey report has stated that currently, 30% of the global population is suffering from myopia, and by 2050 it is anticipated to rise to 50% of the global population. Patients in developed countries prefer to visit hospitals on account of technological advancements in the diagnosis of eyesight, and it is the first point of contact for ailing patients in remote settings where they anticipate receiving proper training regarding the safe use of orthokeratology contact lenses. Eye care shops have tremendous potential to proliferate in the orthokeratology lens market, as patients find it convenient to receive a diagnosis and lenses prescribed by an optometrist at a relatively lower cost. They usually dispense a variety of eye-care products often prescribed by ophthalmologists.

For the purpose of this study, the global orthokeratology lenses market is categorized into the following regional and country-specific markets:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2015 report, about 11 million 12-year-old Americans have the potential to improve their eyesight through refractive error correction with early diagnosis and treatment. The United States is the most dominant market in orthokeratology lenses on account of the rising prevalence of myopia in the adult population, greater awareness and accessibility, and the wide presence of well-established eye care clinics. Technological advancements in eye diagnostic equipment and increasing demand for orthokeratology lenses give thrust to the European market's growth. The huge population base suffering from refractive errors and the emergence of domestic players have created a competitive scenario that has had a positive impact on the growth of the orthokeratology lenses market in the Asia Pacific.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Orthokeratology Lenses Market is expected to reach US$ XX Mn By 2025.

The Orthokeratology Lenses Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 5.86%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Alpha Corporation, Autek, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Essilor, Euclid, E&E Optics, GP Specialists, Paragon Vision Sciences, Procornea, and Taiwan Macro Vision Corporation. are some of the major players in the global market.



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Published Date:  Jan 2018
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