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Market Research on Contact Lenses

Euromonitor International publishes the world's most comprehensive market research on contact lenses within the eyewear markets. We provide data and analysis on everything from total market sizes, market shares and industry trends to specific sub-category level information, including:

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Company Profile

Hoya Corp in Eyewear

Hoya is a leading player in spectacles globally, with a primary focus on manufacturing activities. By adopting a “big fish in small pond” strategy, it has continued to grow historically by focusing on its areas of strengths in selected niche markets....

Dec 2015 | US$570 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in India

Contact lenses recorded a healthy performance with 21% value growth, pushing value sales to Rs4.8 billion in 2015. The positive performance was fuelled by the strong growth within daily and weekly/monthly disposable lenses. There is a rising ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Brazil

Despite the economic slowdown in Brazil, contact lenses record a good performance in 2015, increasing by 6% in volume terms and by 10% in current terms to reach R$223 million. The performance was linked to the fact that manufacturers continued to ...

Dec 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in South Korea

Poor eye health affects demand for contact lenses in South Korea. For the younger generation, especially in the student group, the myopia rate is becoming higher every year as electronic devices are highly prevalent. To reduce incidence of myopia for...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Italy

In Italy, around 6% of the population wear contact lenses. Although the overall number of contact lens wearers has remained relatively stable over the last few years, the incidence of myopia has been increasing over the last 10 years, especially ...

Oct 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Malaysia

Counterfeit sales of contact lenses in Malaysia became an unavoidable issue in 2015. The growing night market phenomenon in the country has a significant effect on sales of genuine contact lenses brands as many counterfeit and imported contact lenses...

Oct 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in South Africa

Contact lenses continued to show a limited value performance in 2015, with a decline being posted in constant value terms. This performance strongly contributed to the announcement by Johnson & Johnson (Pty) Ltd of its exit from the category in March...

Oct 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the United Arab Emirates

Contact lenses saw strong current value and volume growth in 2015. Despite the higher cost, daily disposable lenses witnessed the most dynamic growth in 2015 due to the convenience and availability of these products. Fashion has entered the world of ...

Oct 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Singapore

Contact lenses witnessed stronger current value growth in 2015 than in 2014, with more consumers shifting from traditional to disposable lenses for the convenience. Increased consumer sophistication also saw them more knowledgeable about the benefits...

Oct 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the Netherlands

Contact lenses grew by 2% in value terms in 2015, mainly as a result of a further deterioration in eye health, as well as modest price increases. This was slightly lower than the value CAGR of 3% over the review period, a situation that was ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Mexico

During 2015 stronger efforts of leading companies to promote contact lenses as well as price discounts have made the category more evident and attractive to consumers who are more open to trying contact lenses. One factor that has boosted sales is ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Sweden

Sweden elected a new left-wing government in 2014 and this new administration quickly announced plans to fully subsidise the cost of all spectacle lenses, spectacle frames and contact lenses for children up to the age of 19. These subsidies are to ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Ukraine

Economic crisis, devaluation of local currency and vast drop in consumers’ purchasing power produced a strong negative impact on the category’s performance in 2015. In addition, in 2014, the total consumer market of Ukraine decreased due to the ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the Philippines

In 2015 contact lenses recorded slower current value growth than earlier in the review period. Consumers shift between contact lenses and spectacle frames for reasons such as convenience, cost, lifestyle and also fashion trends. There is a growing ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Australia

New technologies and scientific advancements are shaping contact lenses with innovation helping drive demand. Companies focused on launching contact lenses offering increased comfort, combating dryness, using silicone hydrogel and targeting specific ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Hong Kong, China

As the popularity of digital trends increases, populations that suffer from myopia and presbyopia continue expanding. Hong Kong has the world's highest incidence of myopia with 75% of the population affected. This is largely due to the ever-growing ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Thailand

Contact lenses recorded a healthy performance of 8% value growth, pushing value sales to Bt1.7 billion in 2015. The positive performance was fuelled by the strong growth within daily and weekly/monthly disposable lenses. There is a rising personal ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in France

In 2015, contact lenses continued to benefit from increased sales of silicone hydrogel and daily contact lenses. Penetration of these products was lower in France than in other European countries and benefited from the advice of opticians, which ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Taiwan

Watsons entered the contact lens retail business in 2012. This move by the large drugstore/parapharmacy player has led to greater access to contact lenses around Taiwan. Not all Watson outlets stock contact lenses, only those located near schools or ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Indonesia

Contact lenses recorded good growth in 2015, with many young consumers considering such products as daily necessities. The number of consumers adopting contact lenses for eye-correction purposes is rising and some consumers are also switching to ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Japan

Contact lenses in Japan posted a 2% increase in value terms to reach ¥292.6 billion in 2015. The positive performance was led by daily disposable lenses, the fastest-growing product category within contact lenses during the year. Daily disposable ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Romania

Changing consumer lifestyles benefit the evolution of contact lenses as more consumers are becoming aware of their advantages. Increased product availability and product awareness stimulated the market and sustained high growth. Consumers’ education ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Poland

In 2015, spherical contact lenses accounted for the largest value share in both weekly/monthly and daily disposable contact lenses, representing 81% and 92%, respectively. However, over the review period, retail value sales of toric and multifocal ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Russia

Contact lenses recorded strong and stable growth after the economic recession in 2008-2009, when Russians started to switch from spectacles to lenses due to their higher convenience, practicality and fashion-driven popularity; however, the start of ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the US

Contact lenses registered growth of 6% in volume terms and 4% in current value terms in 2015. It was largely driven by the positive performance of disposable lenses, as disposable lenses accounted for 91% of total contact lenses. Disposable lenses ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Turkey

The category’s current value growth in 2015 was slightly slower than that of the previous year due to a new requirement for a prescription for cosmetic contact lenses. According to the new regulations, which came into force in 2014, all cosmetic ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Spain

Although macroeconomic indicators are positive, the average Spanish consumer’s disposable income is still far from reaching pre-economic crisis levels. Unemployment continued to stand at 24% at the beginning of 2015, according to the Encuesta ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the United Kingdom

Price competition impacted sales of contact lenses at the end of the review period, being particularly strong in daily disposable lenses and weekly/monthly disposable lenses, with these expected to see below-inflation current value unit price growth ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Switzerland

The penetration of contact lenses in Switzerland remained low in 2015, with value sales of contact lenses accounting for only a 15% share of overall value sales in eyewear. Based on a study conducted by the Swiss eyewear trade association, Schweizer ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Eyewear in Switzerland

The current value growth in eyewear was modest in 2015, although higher than the CAGR in the review period. This was mainly due to changes to the health insurance system which took effect from 1 January 2011 and negatively influenced the overall ...

Sep 2015 | US$1,210 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Canada

The need for corrective eyewear continues to grow in Canada amongst all age groups, though the rising number of prescriptions amongst younger Canadians is proving to be a significant driver in the increasing use of contacts. Older Canadians who ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Argentina

The penetration of contact lenses remained very low in Argentina in 2015. The low development of contact lenses in the country can be explained by three main factors. Firstly, product assistance: optical assistance and a medical prescription are ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in China

With deeper penetration of contact lenses in China thanks to industry players’ sustained efforts in terms of consumer education, increasing numbers of consumers have adopted contact lenses, which has ensured the sustained value growth of the market ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in Germany

In Germany around 5% of the population wears contact lenses. Although the overall number remained relatively stable over the last few years, an increasing incidence of myopia, especially among younger consumers, was noticeable. In particular, this ...

Sep 2015 | US$990 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Cooper Cos Inc , The in Eyewear

CooperVision, the vision care unit of The Cooper Cos Inc, has carved a niche for itself in toric and multifocal lenses. Having grown rapidly over the years, it is now looking to compete more aggressively in other contact lenses categories such as ...

Jan 2015 | US$570 | 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$570 | 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$1,325 | Add to cart | View details

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