The Market for Optometric Services in the United States

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Douglas Coate

Newark College of Arts & Sciences - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: February 1976

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the market for optometric services in the United States. This paper is divided into seven sections. In the first section an overview of the practice of optometry is presented. This is succeeded by an examination of the distribution of eye health professionals in the United States. In sections 3-5 a market model for optometric services is specified and discussed. Next, estimates of the model are presented. Finally, the implications of this research are considered.

Suggested Citation

Coate, Douglas, The Market for Optometric Services in the United States (February 1976). NBER Working Paper No. w0122. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=260309

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