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Market research for the eyewear industry

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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    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 ...

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    Eyewear in South Africa

    Value sales for most eyewear products saw fair growth during 2013, despite the rise in the general cost of living in South Africa. Increased access to information by consumers has greatly helped in encouraging consumers to consider their eye health ...

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    Spectacles in South Africa

    Limited disposable income continued to influence consumer product choice as well as priorities during the review period. One notable trend was the fact that most citizens were reluctant to spend money on having their eyes examined by eye specialists....

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Indonesia

    Eyewear is increasingly a fashion item for a growing number of people in Indonesia, not merely a vision correction device. With growing affordability, people can own multiple pairs of eyewear to suit fashion lifestyle or be up to date with current ...

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    Spectacles in Indonesia

    Spectacles is mature in Indonesia with the major portion of the low income segment having limited affordability. Volume growth of spectacles during 2013 was helped by growing number of people in low income segment owning spectacles, in through ...

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    Spectacles in Poland

    Increasing eye health awareness and growing myopia and hyperopia rates positively affected spectacles in 2013. Consumers are beginning to care more about their sight and are gradually turning to professional advice in terms of product quality and ...

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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...

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    Eyewear in Poland

    Increased awareness of eye health positively influenced the whole eyewear market in 2013. One of the strongest growth factors was the increasing usage of computers, laptops, tablets and other digital devices. Moreover, a significant proportion of ...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Brazil

    2013 was marked by slower GDP growth and inflation rates reached 6.2%, the highest in the past seven years. This economic scenario raised the red flag as slower growth and high inflation rates are a threat in terms of demand. Nevertheless, ...

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    Spectacles in Brazil

    Access of a greater number of people to ophthalmologists and higher disposable income amongst lower-income consumers contributed to the strong performance of spectacles in 2013. The spectacles manufacturer Grupo Tecnol benefited from this trend with ...

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    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 ...

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    Spectacles in Sweden

    The competitive situation in eyewear has changed direction for some optical goods stores. The combination of medicine and fashion is quite unique for spectacles and, as the competitive situation increases, several optical goods stores have focused on...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Sweden

    Value sales of eyewear continued to increase in 2013. The growth was driven by several factors, including higher unit prices of spectacle lenses, an ageing population and an increasing number of people who need readymade reading glasses. Fashion ...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Argentina

    Eyewear volume sales in Argentina continued to fall in 2013. However, a hike in value terms was observed due to increasing unit prices, fuelled by both general local inflation and demand-driven inflation, given the reduced product availability caused...

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    Spectacles in Argentina

    In 2013, spectacles in Argentina continued to be heavily impacted by import restrictions which were imposed in 2009 and strengthened in 2011 and 2012. As more than 90% of spectacles sold in the country are produced abroad, the category posted a ...

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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; ...

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    Eyewear in Australia

    With consumer confidence at a low in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, Australian consumers are increasingly price sensitive and their purchases within eyewear, whilst generally not discretionary, were nevertheless under continued...

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    Spectacles in Australia

    Despite the medical necessity of spectacles for many Australian consumers, the cautionary consumer behaviour which has blighted much of the post-recessionary Australian retail landscape has impacted upon sales of spectacles in Australia. Rather than ...

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    Eyewear in Ukraine

    In 2013, eyewear showed smaller growth in value in comparison with the review period data, although it showed an improvement in volume. The main reasons are a low level of economic development and negative economic expectations, which make the ...

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    Spectacles in Ukraine

    Market players point out the shift of the spectacles category from mid-priced to inexpensive. Low economic development, a lack of knowledge about quality differences between various price segments and the expanding market of counterfeit products are ...

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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 ...

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    Spectacles in Hong Kong, China

    In 2013, value sales of spectacles recorded 12% growth, reaching HK$1.7 billion. The growth rate of spectacles slowed down slightly in 2013 compared to the previous year. In the worsening economic situation in Hong Kong and China, consumers were less...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Hong Kong, China

    The growth rate has been slowing down since 2011 in the eyewear market. The economy in Hong Kong and China saw growth slow in 2012 and 2013, having a negative impact on both volume and value growth in the eyewear market. Local consumers are becoming ...

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    Spectacles in the Netherlands

    Spectacles continued to grow in the Netherlands during 2013, despite the current economic contraction. For Dutch people, the purchasing of quality eyewear products remained a priority, typical of the trend towards health and prevention. While growth ...

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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...

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    Eyewear in the Netherlands

    The market for eyewear in the Netherlands is very developed, marked by high penetration for spectacle frames and contact lenses. Manufacturers are trying to stimulate consumers to shift towards more advanced products in lenses, including corrective ...

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    Spectacles in France

    Performance of spectacles in France remained steady in 2013. Consumer confidence was still low due to high unemployment, leading the French to confirm their habit of spending less for more essential goods. This did not really impact the spectacles ...

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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...

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    Eyewear in France

    Eyewear achieved a good performance in 2013. Despite lower purchasing power, eye health in France remained a necessity, and consumers still saw the need to spend on eyewear products. Contact lenses value growth was chiefly triggered by the growing ...

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    Spectacles in Spain

    The spectacles market has been strongly affected by economic crisis: consumers are trying to avoid unnecessary expenses and or seeking to minimise them by purchasing low-cost products. In this contest, private label offers are fast increasing and ...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Spain

    Whilst volume and value sales of spectacles declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2013, contact lenses enjoy healthy life and continued registering strong growth both in volume and value. Spaniards have reduced expenditures on spectacles and ...

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    Spectacles in Switzerland

    Optician chains dominate spectacles and are expanding rapidly. The consolidation has intensified as the number of outlets that belong to the large optician chains rose significantly in the review period. The intensifying competition has increased ...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Switzerland

    The growing size of the ageing population and the long hours spent in front of computers has increased vision-related disorders. In addition, the Swiss population is extremely health conscious and eye care is seen as being part of a healthy ...

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    Spectacles in Italy

    Spectacles registered another year of severe volume and value declines in 2013. As the tough economic situation continued to hamper consumer confidence and spending, Italians displayed a strong tendency to cut back on non-essential purchases. Given ...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Italy

    As the Italian economy continued to struggle with the effects of the economic downturn as well as severe political difficulties in 2013, consumer confidence and spending remained low. This particularly impacted sales of non-essential goods and ...

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    Spectacles in Turkey

    The current value growth rate in 2013 of 13% was faster than in the previous year. Sales of fashion spectacles, frames and sunglasses all benefited from growth in this category, thus driving demand for spectacles from designer brands. As young ...

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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 ...

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    Eyewear in Russia

    Eyewear performed well in 2013, seeing double-digit growth during the year. Despite the Russian economy growth continuing to slow down and the decreasing trend of consumer activity, Russians were prepared to spend on eyewear to invest in their health...

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    Spectacles in Russia

    Spectacles are popular in Russia due to the high level of eye health problems – about half of Russians suffer from different kinds of eye conditions, and most of them need correction eyewear. Russians tend to change their corrective spectacles once ...

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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 ...

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