Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

   Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): July 17, 2003

                              INVACARE CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

            0-12938                                  95-2680965
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     (Commission File No.)                (IRS Employer Identification No.)

               One Invacare Way, P.O. Box 4028, Elyria, Ohio 44036
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

                                 (440) 329-6000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Item 7.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

    (c)   Exhibits

          99.1  Press Release, dated July 17, 2003.

Item 9.   Regulation FD Disclosure.

          On  July  17,  2003,  Invacare  Corporation  issued  a  press  release
          announcing  results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2003. A copy
          of the press  release is  attached  as Exhibit  99.1 and  incorporated
          herein by reference.

          Invacare  Corporation is furnishing  this  information  under "Item 9.
          Regulation FD  Disclosure"  and under "Item 12.  Results of Operations
          and Financial Condition" of this Current Report in accordance with SEC
          Release No. 33-8216.

          The attached press release  contains a non-GAAP  measure.  The company
          has  provided a  reconciliation  of the  non-GAAP  measure to the most
          directly comparable GAAP measure in the press release.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        Invacare Corporation

                                        By: /s/ Gregory C. Thompson
                                        Gregory C. Thompson
                                        Senior Vice President and
                                        Chief Financial Officer

Date:  July 17, 2003

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit                 Description of Exhibit
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99.1                    Press Release, dated July 17, 2003.