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Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the eyewear industry. We monitor and analyse industry trends in Eyewear globally, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” down to specific category levels. Categories in eyewear include:

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    Country Report

    Eyewear in the Philippines

    Eyewear recorded positive current value growth in 2014, though at a slower rate than in 2013. The increase in the number of promotions initiated by retailers and eyewear manufacturers to combat intensifying competition in 2014 was a key contributory ...

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    Spectacles in the Philippines

    Consumers’ rising image consciousness, driven by their exposure to international fashion trends and the K-Pop wave in the Philippines, boosted spectacles’ current value growth in 2014. Consumers were increasingly willing to try out fashionable ...

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    Contact Lenses in the Philippines

    Rising exposure to international beauty and grooming trends continued to spur consumers to switch to contact lenses for daily wear. Convenience was another key factor driving contact lenses, especially for active consumers. Cosmetic lenses from ...

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    Eyewear in Hong Kong, China

    In 2014, eyewear saw a continuing healthy value and volume growth. This is largely attributed to the growing prevalence of myopia, which affects the majority of the population. In addition, the degree of myopia amongst teenagers and young adults ...

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    Spectacles in Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong, China is one of the Asian cities that has the highest penetration rate of smartphones with 87%, according to government figures. Consumers are highly tech savvy and smartphone addicted, and many of them like using mobile devices such as ...

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    Contact Lenses in Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kongers are the forefront of smartphone usage, proven by research studies and observations of people on the MTR transit system with their heads down, staring at their smartphones. The trend of Hong Kongers doing everything with their phones is ...

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    Spectacles in Germany

    Spectacles recorded a healthy performance during 2014, with value growth in the category supported mainly by positive growth in retail volume sales rather than rising unit prices. As in 2013, volume sales of spectacles benefited from Germany’s ageing...

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    Contact Lenses in Germany

    Contact lenses in Germany performed well during 2014, with volume and current value growth remaining positive. Demand contact lenses continues to be driven both by the expansion of the consumer base prescription eyewear generally and the increasing ...

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    Eyewear in Germany

    Germany’s eyewear industry continued to record positive volume and value grow during 2014. This growth was mainly driven by the ageing of the German population, which has led to rising demand for optical aids to correct the effects of age-related eye...

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    Spectacles in Singapore

    Value sales of spectacles rose by 9% in 2014, reaching SGD137 million. Singaporean consumers have been shifting more towards premium and luxury brands for spectacle frames and sunglasses. There has been a growing trend of consumers buying more ...

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    Contact Lenses in Singapore

    Contact lenses saw value growth of 10% in 2014, registering value sales of SGD236 million. Contact lenses remain popular with consumers who seek to enhance their appearance with such lenses. Manufacturers have been introducing contact lenses with ...

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    Eyewear in Singapore

    In 2014, value sales increased in Singapore. This is mainly due to the rise of myopia rates in Singapore, especially amongst young children. Consumers are purchasing spectacles more often. In addition, consumers are increasingly affluent. This has ...

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    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$525 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in France

    The key story in the spectacles category in 2014 was the new law approved by the French Government that aims to make easier sales of spectacle frames and lenses through the internet and that abolishes the requirement that only certified opticians can...

    Jan 2015 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in France

    The most important story relating to the contact lenses category in 2014 was the implementation of a new law that aims to make it easier to sell contact lenses via the internet. With the implementation of this new law, the French Government is trying...

    Jan 2015 | US$900 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in France

    Once again, eyewear posted positive volume growth in 2014, driven mostly by a stronger need for the correction of visual impairment. Population growth and, in particular, the ageing population are important contributing factors to this stronger ...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,100 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in China

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    Dec 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in China

    The anti-corruption crackdown carried out by the Xi administration starting in late 2012 continued to have residual effects in 2014 in its impact on sales of high-end spectacles, particularly in the sales of high-end sunglasses. However, underpinned ...

    Dec 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in China

    With more events and media articles aiming to enhance eye protection knowledge among the mass population, more people are becoming better informed when choosing contact lenses. As a result, consumers value convenience and hygiene concerns more ...

    Dec 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in the US

    After a long period of gradual decline, spectacles have once again become popular in the US largely due to the normalisation of the “hipster” culture. In the early and mid-2000s, people preferred contact lenses for their lack of inhibition and ...

    Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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    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 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in the US

    Eyewear registered the same amount of growth in 2014 as it did on a compounded annual basis during the review period from 2009 to 2014. Given that eyewear is generally a necessity, it operates under relatively stable supply and demand forces at the ...

    Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Australia

    Eyewear in Australia achieved a modest performance in 2014, underpinned by consistent demand - products are largely necessities not choices. Many Australians require spectacles and contact lenses for vision correction, while sunglasses are an ...

    Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Australia

    The rise of technology has encouraged a shift in distribution channels for spectacles as consumers gain increased confidence in the purchase of eyewear through the online channel. A growing trend in Australia is the separation of the eye test from ...

    Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 25 | 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 | Pages: 19 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Taiwan

    Eyewear in Taiwan witnessed slightly slower current value growth in 2014 versus 2013, due to competition from solutions such as Lasik surgery which can offer permanent eyesight correction. Consumers’ rising sophistication is seeing them more informed...

    Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 31 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Taiwan

    Consumers’ rising image consciousness saw them increasingly turning to more aesthetically appealing options in 2014 such as contact lenses to help them correct their eyesight. The ease of accessibility to Lasik treatment also saw consumers ...

    Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 18 | 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 | Pages: 21 | 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 | Pages: 19 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Poland

    More and more Poles are educated about vision problems, in particular about myopia and hyperopia. A growing number of people have and are aware of their vision defects, which is stimulating demand for both spectacles and contact lenses. In addition, ...

    Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Poland

    Progressive lenses are becoming increasingly popular in Poland in 2014. Polish consumers are better informed about this type of lens and choose them as a convenient method of vision correction. All the leading spectacle lenses manufacturers in Poland...

    Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Italy

    2014 was a slightly more optimistic year for the Italian economy, as GDP is showing signs of recovery, together with political stability. However, unemployment remained high in Italy, and consumers’ confidence and spending low, especially regarding ...

    Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Italy

    According to trade sources, a growing trend in spectacles in Italy is the increasing importance of luxury sunglasses and spectacle frames, with unit prices higher than €200 per frame. Even though the luxury segment is a niche in Italy, it represents ...

    Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 21 | 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 | Pages: 18 | 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 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Canada

    The positive growth expected in spectacles in Canada in 2014 reflects several positive factors as improved economic conditions, the heavier use of promotions by retailers, fashion trends and the general increase in demand for corrective eyewear among...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Canada

    Eyewear in Canada is set to maintain positive growth during 2014 due to the fact that the country’s population is ageing and an increasing number of Canadian consumers require vision correction. This trend is being underpinned by the positive ...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 35 | 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 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Japan

    Consumers made a point to purchase products and services early in the year in order to beat the country’s consumption tax hike in 1 April 2014. The consumption tax increased from 5% to 8%. Contact lenses captured much of the large last-minute rush in...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Japan

    Japan raised its consumption tax from 5% to 8% on 1 April 2014. This was the first increase in 17 years. Consumers moved to purchase goods and services in advance, before the tax increase became effective. Spectacles also benefitted from a surge in ...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Argentina

    The local industry is very dependent on imported products and continued to suffer from the impact of import restrictions implemented in 2011, and then reinforced in 2012 and 2013. About 95% of imported spectacles come from China.

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 21 | 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 | Pages: 19 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Argentina

    Following the trend of the previous two years, eyewear volume sales continued to fall in 2014. This contraction was a result of the restrictions applied to imported goods, a high inflation rate and a decrease in consumers’ purchasing capacity. ...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Mexico

    In 2014, sales of spectacles were driven by the increasing availability of high-value brands. This was the result of an increase in the number of sales points, which was at the same time driven by the entrance of new players to the industry in ...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 20 | 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 | Pages: 19 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Mexico

    Compared to the average for the review period, sales of eyewear products recorded faster growth in current value terms during 2014. This growth was largely driven by an increase in the availability of eyewear products in Mexico and by the entrance of...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 34 | 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 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Sweden

    The competitive situation within spectacles remained tight in 2014. Retailers were trying to position them differently in order to increase their respective sales shares. Lower-price band chains such as Optik Smart Eye’s key unique selling points ...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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    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 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Sweden

    Current value sale of eyewear continued to grow in 2014. Value growth was stronger than volume in all categories due to increasing demand for good-quality, added-value products. These included advanced contact lenses, as well as innovative spectacle ...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details
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