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Contact lenses market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the contact lens category within the eyewear industry. We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

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Our contact lens market research answer questions such as:

  • In which markets are daily disposables more popular than monthly and extended wear?
  • Is coloured, toric, spherical or multifocal the dominant type of contact lens?
  • Is style playing an increasingly important role over health in purchasing decisions?

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Country Report

Contact Lenses in the US

Internet retailing of contact lenses continued to grow in 2014 to reach US$728 million, passing the US$700 million mark for the first time. E-commerce channels have been successful in this field because they are able to offer convenience and have ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Australia

The federal government announced its 2014/2015 budget in May 2014, which included a number of implications for optometry services. From January 2015, the government has reduced the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate for all optometry services ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Taiwan

Contact lenses registered slower current value growth in 2014 than in 2013, as players offered more promotions to combat the intensifying competition. In 2014, consumers’ rising image consciousness saw them increasingly preferring contact lenses over...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Poland

Contact lenses is growing rapidly, primarily due to the rapid growth of online sales. There are many online stores offering contact lenses at attractive prices in Poland, and this sales channel represented 38% of retail sales across the category in ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Italy

Sales of contact lenses resisted the current economic crisis in Italy in 2014, which on the other hand negatively impacted other eyewear categories, such as sunglasses. Although Italian consumers were more cautious when spending in 2014, they did not...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Canada

Demand for contact lenses is growing in Canada. Contact lenses is expected to increase in current value by 3% in 2014, while volume sales are set to rise by 4%. The current value growth expected in the category during 2014 is set to be higher than ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Japan

Volume sales of contact lenses continued to increase and were up by 4% in 2014. This was largely influenced by the strong growth in disposable lenses sales, as daily and weekly/ monthly disposable lenses account for the majority of contact lens ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Argentina

In Argentina, most of the available contact lenses are not locally manufactured. Therefore, in 2014, this category was still suffering from the impact of import restrictions imposed in 2011 and later strengthened in 2012 and 2013 through the ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Mexico

The expansion of specialised optics shops observed over the review period has greatly contributed to the availability of a wide range of contact lenses products that has encouraged consumers to try them and choose them either as an alternative to the...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Johnson & Johnson Inc in Eyewear

Johnson & Johnson, with its globally recognised brand Acuvue, is the market leader in contact lenses. However, industry players are fast catching up with a slew of acquisitions, collaborations and new products. Opportunities abound which Johnson & ...

Oct 2014 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Sweden

Current value growth of contact lenses was positive in 2014 for two key reasons. Sales volume continued to migrate from traditional and monthly/weekly lenses to daily disposable lenses and extensive use lenses. This boosted positively the total ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Brazil

Although the 11% current value growth expected in contact lenses in 2014 is set to be stronger than the current value CAGR of 9% recorded in the category over the entire review period, the 7% volume growth expected in the category is set to be slower...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in South Africa

Contact lens manufacturers in South Africa are increasingly shifting their focus from extended wear lenses towards the production of daily disposable lenses. Numerous reports of incorrect use of extended wear lenses have been one of the key reasons ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Opportunities and Innovations in Contact Lenses

The global contact lenses market has been largely driven by developed nations, however it is projected that the strongest growth in the forecast period will come from emerging nations. The competitive landscape is also experiencing a wave of change ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Switzerland

In Switzerland, lifestyle products witnessed high consumer demand at the end of the review period, with products linked to health and wellbeing enjoying a prominent position. Contact lenses grew in popularity, increasingly being seen as a lifestyle ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Eyewear in Switzerland

Eyewear performed better in 2014 than the CAGR of the review period, as the market recovered from the sharp decline in consumer demand that occurred in 2011, following the cessation of the basic health insurance system which contributed to the cost ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Spain

The alarming unemployment rate - which stands at over 25% in 2014 - has been the worst consequence of the dramatic economic situation the country has been undergoing since 2008. It is true that at a macroeconomic level, 2014 is showing positive ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the United Kingdom

Scientific advancement in terms of silicon hydrogel contact lenses have led to improvements for consumers every year. In 2014, oxygen permeability has been significantly improved, thus making the wearing of contact lenses more comfortable. In ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Turkey

The value growth rate for contact lenses in Turkey in 2013 was faster than in the previous year as the negative effects of the Gezi demonstrations began to dissipate in 2014. However, according to the new regulations on eyewear which were brought ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the Netherlands

Contact lenses reported sustained positive demand in 2014, with the category remaining dynamic in terms of advertising and new product development as manufacturers invested to generate further growth and looked for ways to expand the consumer base. ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates' young and affluent consumer base is increasingly willing to pay more for convenience and comfort within contact lenses, with this resulting in daily disposable lenses dominating sales and also seeing the strongest volume and...

May 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Romania

In 2013 both constant value and volume sales of contact lenses experienced another year of rapid increase. Constant value sales achieved a growth rate of 9%, to reach RON126 million. Contact lenses rapidly grew throughout the whole review period, ...

Apr 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in the Philippines

Optical goods stores are a key partner to contact lens manufacturers in the Philippines for pushing sales growth. Developing partnerships is essential for manufacturers of brands to build a hold on sales of contact lenses in the Philippines as ...

Apr 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Indonesia

Contact lenses continued its penetration in Indonesian market despite use by a small share of population with vision refraction errors compared to spectacles’ penetration. Due to its long-term cost, contact lenses continued to be used predominantly ...

Mar 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Emerging Business Models in Eyewear

The eyewear industry is a consolidated competitive environment, led by global manufacturers employing global growth strategies. However, there are niches in the industry that are left unaddressed, and these provide openings for new, small and ...

Feb 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Ukraine

Lately, silicone-hydrogel lenses have been in increasingly greater demand among ophthalmologists and their patients in the contact lenses category, as they are perceived as the best combination of comfort and health. Ophthalmologists recommend this ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Contact Lenses in Hong Kong, China

In 2013, value sales of contact lenses recorded 12% growth, reaching HK$1.4 billion. The growth rate was slightly higher than in the previous year because brand owners kept on introducing new products with different functions and cosmetic designs to ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in France

In the context of a recessionary economic climate, contact lenses performed well in France in 2013. Even though the French tend to spend cautiously, contact lenses enjoyed growing consumer demand thanks to convenience. The increasing emergence of the...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Russia

Contact lenses growth reached 18% in current value terms in 2013, which is slower than previous years’ rates. Demand for contact lenses in Russia is getting more stable in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The growth was mainly achieved by regional ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Malaysia

Colour cosmetic lenses benefited from strong demand in Malaysia in 2012 as higher numbers of consumers opted for cosmetic lenses for beautifying purposes. An increasing number of optical goods stores offered numerous varieties of cosmetic lenses such...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Thailand

Contact lenses saw positive growth in 2013. Demand for products was increasing as they were perceived to be a necessity for Thai consumers in their daily lives. While a number of consumers were adopting contact lenses for eye correction purposes, ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Germany

Contact lenses recorded a healthy performance in 2013, with current value sales increasing by 2%. In Germany, many consumers purchased contact lenses as they became increasingly familiar with how to use this product. This was reflected in the rising ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in South Korea

Contact lenses saw positive growth in all areas but traditional lenses in 2013. Traditional lenses had the biggest value share in contact lenses until 2010, but started to lose its position, being replaced by other types of contact lenses in South ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in India

Unlike many other countries, daily disposable lenses continued to be a niche category in India, even in 2013. This was partly due to the high price of such lenses as well as lack of knowledge among consumers and even opticians of these products. ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in China

Contact lenses continued its robust retail value growth in 2013, driven by the increasing acceptance of these products among spectacle wearers in China. Meanwhile, alongside increasing product awareness of disposable contact lenses, more consumers ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Singapore

Contact lenses saw value growth of 11%, registering a value sale of S$215 million in Singapore in 2013. Contact lenses have been growing in popularity as they offer consumers the mentality of contact lens being beauty enhancers. Manufacturers have ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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