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    Country Report

    Eyewear in Thailand

    The current value growth recorded in spectacles during 2014 was slower than the growth rates recorded during 2013. The first half of 2014 was a challenging period for Thailand due to widespread protests and civil unrest, which led to retail sales ...

    Mar 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Thailand

    Demand for spectacles remained strong in Thailand during 2014 as the category recorded buoyant positive volume and value growth. Increasing numbers of Thai children are experiencing eye problems such as myopia, short-sightedness and astigmatism. This...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in Thailand

    A significant proportion of contact lenses purchased in Thailand are used purely for cosmetic purposes. Even though consumers run the risk of contracting eye infections due to the incorrect use of contact lenses, many young Thai people are willing ...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 18 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Russia

    Eyewear continued its noticeable growth in both value and volume in 2014, although it increased at slightly slower pace compared with review period. Russian eyewear was more mature in 2014 with better developed retail environment and wider range of ...

    Mar 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Russia

    Most Russian spectacles were still sold in mass segment consisting of cheaper and often unbranded imported products. However, the trend of consumer shift towards branded and higher quality products bought in retail specialists was evident in Russia. ...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in Russia

    Contact lenses continued to have the highest growth in eyewear in Russia with 16% value share and 7% volume share. Strong and stable growth was seen after the economic recession of 2008-2009, when contact lenses were considered a more modern product ...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Ukraine

    Consumer preferences in spectacles shifted from the mid- to the low-price segment in 2014 due to several trends. Firstly, consumers started buying cheaper counterfeit goods. Also, due to the economic crisis the purchasing power of the population ...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in Ukraine

    Silicone hydrogel lenses gained popularity among ophthalmologists and consumers in contact lenses thanks to the combination of comfort and suitability for eye health. Ophthalmologists recommend to this type of lens for people whose work exposes their...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Ukraine

    In 2014, eyewear showed lower growth in current value and volume terms compared to the review period. The main reasons were the low level of economic development and the negative impact of the economic crisis, which led to decline of consumer ...

    Mar 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in the United Arab Emirates

    Contact lenses saw the strongest sales growth in eyewear in 2014 over the previous year, benefiting from consumers being attracted by the comfort and convenience of daily disposable lenses in particular. Growth is also being driven by a growing focus...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in the United Arab Emirates

    Eyewear saw strong sales growth during the review period. Growth was fuelled by a number of factors, including high and rising disposable income levels and the increasing importance of the United Arab Emirates as a luxury shopping destination for ...

    Mar 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in the United Arab Emirates

    Sales of spectacles benefited strongly from growing tourist demand at the end of the review period. The United Arab Emirates is a popular shopping tourism destination with its numerous and famous shopping malls and wide range of luxury shopping ...

    Mar 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Malaysia

    Stronger economic (GDP) growth in Malaysia during 2014 managed to help stimulate sales growth of eyewear. Various categories in eyewear such as daily disposable lenses, spectacle frames, spectacle lenses and sunglasses all displayed stronger value ...

    Feb 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Malaysia

    A rising number of Malaysians who are highly fashion conscious is prompting more consumers to purchase spectacles like sunglasses for fashion-driven purposes. Aside from sunglasses, spectacles are also being purchased as to accessorize dressing ...

    Feb 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in Malaysia

    Contact lenses are seeing increasing demand in Malaysia and are used largely for fashion-driven purposes by many consumers. Many Malaysians choose to wear contact lenses over spectacles since it is more convenient and sometimes because it eliminates ...

    Feb 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in India

    Eyewear in India registered healthy retail volume and value growth in 2014. This was primarily driven by the increased use of contact lenses and sunglasses among consumers. Both contact lenses and sunglasses remained small in actual sales terms ...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in India

    Spectacles posted strong current value sales growth of 17% in 2014. Growth was primarily driven by the increased number of consumer using spectacles for both sight correction and antiglare purposes. Spectacle frames, spectacle lenses and readymade ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in India

    Cosmetic lenses (circle and non-circle) registered strong current value sales growth of 33% in 2014. Growth was primarily driven by 18-30-year-old consumers. Consumers, especially females, were more inclined to experiment with coloured lenses. ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 17 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Romania

    The Romanian eyewear market continues to expand, in line with its performance in previous years. The economic recovery, changing consumer lifestyles, rising propensity to spend on health-related items and growing product availability have fuelled the...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Romania

    In a country where the need for eye correction is rapidly growing, the spectacles category experienced another year of growth in 2014. Value sales increased by 7% at current prices, thus reaching RON948 million. The growth rate was slightly smaller ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in Romania

    The fact there is large room for growth was illustrated in the 2014 performance of contact lenses in Romania. Value sales increased by 12% in current terms, to reach RON141 million (meaning that contact lenses represented 13% of the total eyewear ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 15 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in Indonesia

    While some people might wear contact lenses for cosmetic purposes, most tend to wear spectacles for eye-correction purposes. However, fashion trends are also having an influence on spectacles. Consumers’ behaviour in selecting spectacles is becoming ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in Indonesia

    Contact lenses saw positive growth in 2014. Demand for products was increasing as many consumers, especially young ones, perceive contact lenses to be a necessity in their daily lives. While a number of consumers was adopting contact lenses for ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 19 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in Indonesia

    An increase in the usage of electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers, was visible in the country’s urban areas in 2014. With more people spending longer hours looking at digital screens, there was an increasing number of people ...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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    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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 18 | Add to cart | View details

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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...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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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...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 15 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 17 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

    Jan 2015 | US$1,210 | Pages: 31 | 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 | 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$990 | 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$990 | 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$1,210 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in China

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    Dec 2014 | US$1,210 | 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$990 | 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$990 | Pages: 20 | Add to cart | View details

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    Contact Lenses in South Korea

    Contact lenses indicated positive growth in every area except traditional lenses in 2014. Traditional lenses were previously popular before daily disposable lenses and weekly/monthly disposable lenses became trends. However, as more consumers feel ...

    Dec 2014 | US$990 | Pages: 15 | Add to cart | View details

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    Eyewear in South Korea

    Eyewear showed positive growth in both value and volume terms in 2014. The most dynamic areas in value terms were daily disposable lenses. Daily disposable lenses are now replacing traditional lenses due to their convenience and hygiene. Also, as ...

    Dec 2014 | US$1,210 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

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    Spectacles in South Korea

    Global brands continued expanding their shares in spectacles due to their strong brand power and bargaining power over retailers. As more young people consider spectacles as fashion accessories, luxury brand spectacles also gained popularity. ...

    Dec 2014 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | 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$990 | 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$990 | 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$1,210 | 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$1,210 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details
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