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    Country Report

    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

    Country Report

    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

    Country Report

    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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    Spectacles in Brazil

    Growth in spectacles is set to accelerate slightly during 2014 in spite of falling disposable income levels due the accelerating inflation. Rising inflation rates have not yet substantially compromised demand for spectacles, although it is reasonable...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | 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 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Brazil

    The trends in eyewear in Brazil in 2014 followed the trends observed in the category in 2013 as slower GDP growth and higher inflation rates failed to deter growth. Falling disposable income levels and declining consumer confidence did not compromise...

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

    Global Briefing

    Trends and Developments in the Global Eye Care Market

    Although the global market for eye health (comprising OTC eye care and eye health supplements) is vastly outsized by mainstream industry categories such as analgesics or multivitamins, the global market is worth nearly US$5 billion and grew by a ...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 59 | Add to cart | View details

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    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 | Pages: 18 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in South Africa

    Eye wear continued to see value growth being driven by upward unit price adjustments during 2014, whilst volume growth was flat in most categories. Prescription contact lenses and spectacles demand was highly influenced by increased eye-related ...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in South Africa

    Spectacle frame choice continued to be influenced by product price despite sunglasses brand choice being driven by fashion trends. Spectacle lens and frames purchase decisions are usually driven by recommendations from optometrists and such decisions...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 14 | 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 | Pages: 27 | 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 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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    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 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Switzerland

    In Switzerland, optical goods stores expanded rapidly and was the leading channel in eyewear, including the spectacles category. The consolidation intensified as the number of outlets belonging to the large optical store chains rose significantly ...

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

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    Spectacles in Turkey

    Spectacles achieved value growth of 10% in 2014, up from 7% the previous year as the negative effects of the Gezi demonstrations began to dissipate in 2014. Many Turkish consumers began to perceive spectacles not only as a form of vision correction ...

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

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    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 | Pages: 18 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Spain

    In 2014 Spanish GDP will grow by over 1% according to both national and international authorities. However, the better macroeconomic indicators have not yet translated into a more confident expenditure attitude amongst average consumers. The still ...

    Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Spain

    Much in line with the situation the category has been witnessing since the crisis hit the Spanish economy, in 2014, spectacles recorded a poor performance with sales declining by 4% in value terms. Although the economic situation is improving from ...

    Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 20 | 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 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in the United Kingdom

    The UK eyewear industry is set to see a minor growth spurt in 2014 compared to the previous three years, largely driven by contact lenses, specifically daily disposables. Volume growth is set to be slightly weaker due to consumers prolonging the life...

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

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    Spectacles in the United Kingdom

    In spite of the increasing prevalence of myopia, consumers are delaying purchases of repeat prescriptions for contact lenses by extending the life of their spectacles. The volume growth of spectacles is also being impacted by the product being ...

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

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    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 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details
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