Optical Dispensing Among Optometrists

The Optical Dispensing Among Optometrists report focuses on prescribing and dispensing patterns for eyeglasses and contact lenses in 2011. Data is presented on the mix of frames displayed in optometry practices, types of eyeglass lenses and materials of lenses dispensed, and lens treatments and finishing services. Data is also presented for the number of contact lens fittings performed, contact lens related complications treated, percentage of contact lenses dispensed by material and the primary choice in frequency of scheduled replacement contact lenses for patients in different age groups.

Contents include:

  • New prescriptions
  • Prescriptions filled elsewhere
  • Types and number of frames on display
  • Lens material and treatment & finishing
  • Contact lens inventory
  • Contact lens fittings and lens materials
  • Total gross revenues from frames & lenses and contact lenses & services
  • Optometrist characteristics

Reports from the 2011 Survey include:




Tables & Figures

Executive Summary
Brief Summary
Optometry Report
Narrative Format
Detailed Analysis Report
Limited Narrative

Executive Summary. This free publication is available for immediate download in PDF format and provides an overall summary of key results from the 2011 survey.

Optometry Report. This publication presents results from the 2011 survey in narrative format and is available in PDF, CD, or Print.

Detailed Analysis Report. This detailed comprehensive report employs limited narrative, and includes tabulations and graphics for further statistical analysis. Utilizing cross tabulation, this report enables the user to monitor trends in the optometry profession specific to his or her practice characteristics, including AOA membership status, employment situation, practice type, gender, years in practice, and U.S. Census Region. This report is available in PDF, CD, or Print.

              View the Detailed Analysis Table of Contents, List of Figures, and List of Tables

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