The goal of this research overview is to quantify how the Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing Industry impacts the Southern California economy. Overall, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing brings significant economic benefits to Southern California in the form of high wages, job creation, and positive impacts on local industries. The report was created at the request of Visionary Venture Fund, an Ophthalmology focused venture fund located in Orange County, and OCTANe, a business accelerator driving innovation in life sciences and technology in Southern California(“the Sponsors”) This report highlights industry’s regional importance, an overview and discussion of economic impact analyses and input-output models used to identify the relationships between sectors, and an account of how Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing affects other local industries. The benefits provided to the Southern California region by the Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing industry include significant employment/job creation, wages and income benefits, overall economic impact to the region’s economy in terms of value-added and output, as well as positive impacts on other industries throughout the region. This report’s analysis uses widely-accepted quantitative economic impact methods for determining the impact of the Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing industry operations, incorporating proprietary and confidential data to conduct this economic impact analysis. This includes estimates and projections that reflect of 2016 revenue and employment estimates compiled using several sources highlighted in this report’s appendix.