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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. 

Euromonitor data and market analysis cultivates your organization’s awareness of the contact Lens market and the greater competitive environment, ensuring accurate and focused strategies for your business.

A resource for your entire organization, Euromonitor market research supports every level of business, assisting in strategic development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and brand management.

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 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

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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

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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 South Africa

Consumer brand choice continued to be influenced by optometrists during the review period. It is common practice in South Africa that consumers often buy brands that are recommended by optometrists soon after eye examinations. Considering the fact ...

Mar 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

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Contact Lenses in Poland

The increasing popularity of internet retailing as a distribution channel was the main trend observed within contact lenses in 2013. While in 2006 only 9% of contact lenses (in value terms) was sold through this channel, in 2013 its share amounted to...

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

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Contact Lenses in Brazil

The per capita consumption of contact lenses is around US$0.50, which shows great growth potential compared with developed countries like the US, which is around US$15. Nevertheless, the high unit prices still restrict purchases among affluent and ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Sweden

In 2011 the regulation of sales of contact lenses became more liberal. The buyer no longer needed to present a prescription every time they bought lenses. This opened up opportunities for sales in stores other than optical goods stores and through ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Argentina

The contact lenses category in Argentina continued to be heavily impacted by import restrictions imposed in 2011 and strengthened in 2012 as a result of government policies aiming to reduce the share of imported goods through the reinforcement of ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Australia

Total contact lenses posted 4% growth in both retail value and volume terms in 2013, which effectively served to take the category to A$107 million and 33.6 million units. Contact lenses experienced the strongest growth across eyewear in 2013; ...

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

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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

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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 the Netherlands

Contact lenses continued to generate good growth in 2013, despite the economic slowdown. While Dutch consumers restricted purchases of more expensive products, eye healthcare remained a priority. The category exhibited strong demand for more advanced...

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 Spain

The contact lenses market is taking advantage of the increasing popularity of these products with the Spanish population, its low penetration rates and the increasing number of Spaniards affected by vision deficits which can be corrected by contact ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Switzerland

For Swiss consumers, contact lenses have become a lifestyle product that enhances health and wellbeing. The convenience of using contact lenses and the innovative products that are on the market have all contributed to the growth in popularity. In ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Italy

Contact lenses continued to significantly outperform spectacles in both volume and value terms in 2013. This was largely due to the fact that contact lenses are perceived to be a medical necessity, the purchase of which cannot be delayed or even ...

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 Turkey

The value growth rate for contact lenses in Turkey was faster than in the previous year due to the increasing concerns about health. Ciba Vision (Novartis), the Ministry of Health and the Turkish Ophthalmology Society have undertaken a project to ...

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 the United Kingdom

Contact lenses made of silicone hydrogel have been growing strongly in the UK. Silicone hydrogel offers more comfort to contact lens wearers as they allow more oxygen to enter the eye. Most manufacturers are now incorporating silicone hydrogel in ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Japan

Contact lenses volume sales demonstrated growth of 4% in 2013. This was mainly driven by the positive performance of daily disposable lenses, which accounted for 89% of total volume sales. However, value sales of contact lenses only saw a small ...

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 Taiwan

Contact lenses was the fastest-growing product type in eyewear in Taiwan. Demand and growth is primarily concentrated in daily disposable lenses. Convenience and appearance benefits are the key features that attract Taiwanese consumers to use contact...

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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Contact Lenses in Canada

Underpinned by the growing usage of daily disposable lenses, the contact lenses category registered an increase of 3% in value terms, with volume sales achieving marginally higher growth in 2013. The outpacing of value by volume growth was driven by ...

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

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Contact Lenses in Mexico

The many advances in terms of materials have allowed manufacturers to offer increasingly comfortable contact lenses at better prices. In 2013 the range of options in contact lenses included softer and lighter, traditional, extended wear and ...

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

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Contact Lenses in the US

In May 2013, Bausch & Lomb was bought out by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Canada’s largest drug maker. Valeant will acquire the number four player within the US contact lenses market with nearly 10% market value share. The acquisition comes at a time ...

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

Company Profile

Johnson & Johnson Inc in Eyewear

Johnson & Johnson, with its brand Acuvue, is the market leader in contact lenses. The company has an extensive global presence in the category although the US remains its largest market by value sales. In markets such as China however a growing ...

Oct 2012 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

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