WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OR The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)            December 21, 2004   

                              Invacare Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio                                  0-12938              95-2680965  
(State or other jurisdiction of     (Commission    (IRS Employer Identification)
incorporation or organization)     File Number No)

            One Invacare Way, P.O. Box 4028, Elyria, Ohio              44036    
             (Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code        (440) 329-6000        

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if change since last 

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Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

               On December 21, 2004, Invacare Corporation issued a press release
               to update its earnings  guidance  for the fourth  quarter of 2004
               and for 2005.  The press  release is attached as Exhibit  99.1 to
               this report on Form 8-K.


     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:  December 21, 2004