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Spectacles

Market research on the eyewear industry. Our reports feature a wealth of standardised and cross-comparable statistics including total market sizes, market share and share data, distribution and industry trends.

Country Report

Spectacles in South Africa

Jul 2021

The spectacles market in South Africa has experienced limited growth in 2021. In addition to the impact COVID-19 has had on demand, consumers continue to experience high levels of unemployment and financial constraints in a challenging economy.…

USD 990
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Spectacles in Russia

Jul 2021

With current value sales starting to pick up in the fourth quarter of 2020, spectacles is expected to continue to see recovery in 2021. Growth will be driven by pent-up demand and greater concern about eye problems, with the latter linked to longer…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Japan

Jul 2021

Similar to other eyewear categories, spectacles struggled in 2020 and 2021 due to fluctuating store restrictions under the states of emergency imposed by the government over two continuous years. To respond to the unprecedented challenge, spectacles…

USD 990
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Spectacles in Hong Kong, China

Jul 2021

Spectacles was less affected compared with other eyewear categories in 2020. The loss of tourist spending had a very limited impact on spectacles. For the local market, despite an overall contraction in retailing due to home seclusion rules during…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Brazil

Jul 2021

The pandemic hit Brazilian regions in a heterogeneous way since the decision over which categories were essential depended on municipal spheres. The most affected groups of consumers were those in lower socioeconomic levels which saw their jobs…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Singapore

Jul 2021

When Singapore entered the circuit breaker lockdown from April to June 2020, only essential services and businesses were allowed to operate. Although optical shops is considered an essential business, regulations, such as shortened opening hours and…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in the US

Jul 2021

As a result of store and optometrist closures and other restrictions to in-person services, economic constraints, and shifting consumer needs amid the pandemic brought on by significantly increased time spent at home, spectacles recorded its sharpest…

USD 990
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Spectacles in China

Jul 2021

Spectacles has rebounded quickly in 2021, recovering from the slump evoked by COVID-19 in 2020. Demand continues to be driven by increasing eye problems among Chinese consumers. China has the highest myopia rates in the world. About half of the…

USD 990
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Spectacles in India

Jul 2021

People have been home isolated for close to two years now, where restricted mobility has become the new normal to stop the spread of the virus. With this, people are spending increasing time at home, mostly in front of digital devices such as…

USD 990
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Spectacles in the United Arab Emirates

Jul 2021

Consumers in the United Arab Emirates rely on the advice of in-store opticians when choosing the right make and fit of a pair of spectacles. Many develop strong relationships over time, and this is not expected to change even with the development of…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Mexico

Jul 2021

Lockdown in the second quarter of 2020 in Mexico resulted in strong declines for spectacles as consumers, concerned about coming into contact with the virus, remained at home as much as possible, while financial concerns reduced demand as they…

USD 990
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Spectacles in Ukraine

Jul 2021

Sales of spectacles fell dramatically in 2020 as wearers were unable to visit optical shops throughout Q2, with many postponing their regular eye tests. They were also impacted financially, with many cutting down on unnecessary spending, including…

USD 990
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Spectacles in Turkey

Jul 2021

Spectacles recorded a significant decline in 2020 as COVID-19 hit and consumers stayed at home. This included postponing eye doctor appointments, which in turned reduced sales of prescribed glasses. Furthermore, given the lack of socialising in 2020,…

USD 990
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Spectacles in the Philippines

Jul 2021

Spectacles witnessed steep retail volume and value declines in 2020 due to the negative impact of disruptions to production, strict restrictions on store operations for long periods and consumer concerns relating to COVID-19. Spectacle frames…

USD 990
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Spectacles in Thailand

Jul 2021

Spectacles was the least affected eyewear by the pandemic in 2020, though it registered double-digit current value decline all the same. In 2021, it is expected that it will register minimal current value decline. There is not expected to be…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Taiwan

Jul 2021

Spectacles saw poor results in 2020 and will make only a slight recovery in 2021 as COVID-19 continues to affect the category. The previous year’s results were largely due to stores located in the main shopping malls remaining closed for many months…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in South Korea

Jul 2021

Despite being considered across most markets as an “essential service”, most optical shops were operating at a much-reduced capacity during 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, addressing only essential eye care needs. This weakened the performance of…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Poland

Jul 2021

Spectacles was hit harder than contact lenses in 2020, due to the closure of shopping malls and associated pandemic restrictions leading to a decline in optical appointments and thus fewer prescriptions for new spectacles or lens replacements. Unlike…

USD 990
Country Report

Spectacles in Italy

Jul 2021

In 2020, sales of spectacles decreased as a result of heightened price sensitivity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers saw their spending power decline in 2020, which meant that many avoided non-essential expenses and delayed visits to optical…

USD 990
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Spectacles in Indonesia

Jul 2021

Retail current value sales of spectacles performed relatively strongly during 2020, in spite of a difficult economic environment and the disruption caused by the pandemic. While the rate of growth in retail current value sales of spectacles slowed…

USD 990
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