Globally, we are number one in LASIK; number two in cataract, where we are growing our position with the TECNIS® platform; and we are number three in eye care solutions. Our Vision Care pipeline is balanced across each segment, with a number of products launching over the next five years.
The global demand for vision care is on the rise, as the baby boomer population ages and vision care becomes more affordable in less-developed countries. Geographically, 65 percent of Abbott’s Vision Care sales are generated outside the United States, with further expansion underway in emerging markets such as China and India.
Abbott’s vision care business employs nearly 4,000 people worldwide and has a presence in more than 60 countries.