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Eyewear Market : Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Eyewear Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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Global Eyewear Market Overview

Eyewears are mainly used to correct eye vision. Now-a-days eyewear products are widely used for fashionable appearance. Spending more time in front of computer is leading to ophthalmic disorders in a significant way across the globe. Increasing aging population is another factor that increases the patient pool of ophthalmic disorders. Increasing instances of eye disorders is the major factor behind the strong growth of eyewear market. Government of underdeveloped countries are taking initiatives in collaboration with the market players to launch eye exams camps and to provide eyewearable’s to people suffering from vision disorders. They also provide training to the local people to become eye care professionals in areas where eye care is limited or non-existent.

Eye frames cost is significantly less than the cost of contact lenses, however their replacement rate is lesser. Eye contact lenses are widely used in media and entertainment industry to develop different looks such as vampires, anime etc. Launch of technological advanced contact lenses along with the increasing use of disposable lenses is fuelling the growth of eyewear market across the globe.  

Market Size & Forecast

Global eyewear market was value at USD 100 billion in 2015; the market is anticipated to reach around USD 180 billion by the end of 2024 witnessing a compound annual growth rate of 7% over the forecast period i.e. 2017-2024. In terms of volume, the global market stood at around 2.7 billion unit sales in 2015 further the market is anticipated to reach 3.92 billion units by the end of 2024.

Europe region holds the largest consumer base of eyewear market; the region marked a dominant share of 45% in the global market in 2016. Asia Pacific region is anticipated to expand at a higher pace; the market is anticipated to reach USD 44 billion by the end of 2024 owing to the increasing demand for spectacles in the region.

Spectacles segment dominated the product segment of eyewear market owing to its long durability and safety in comparison to contact lenses, spectacles market is anticipated to expand with a compound annual growth rate of 7.2% over the forecast period.

North America dominates the contact lens market followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. The market is anticipated to reach 19 billion by the end of 2024 owing to the increasing popularity of contact lenses in developed countries such as U.S and Canada. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE REPORT

Market Segmentation

By Product

Deep dive market analysis has been carried out on following product segments:-

  • Contact Lenses
    • Soft Lenses
    • Gas Permeable Lenses
    • Hybrid Contact Lenses
  • Spectacles
    • Spectacles Frames
    • Spectacle Lenses
  • Plano Sunglasses
    • Polarised Sunglasses
    • Non-Polarised Sunglasses

By Material

  • CR-39
  • Polycarbonate
  • Metal
  • Nylon
  • Polyurethane
  • Others

By Region

Global Eyewear Market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis

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Growth Drivers and Challenges

With growing aging population, the count of people suffering from eye disorder has increased in a remarkable way. The increasing prevalence of age-related macular degeneration will further increase the demand for corrective eyewear across the globe.

Rising popularity of contact lenses among young generation coupled with increasing use of fashionable contact lenses is anticipated to fuel the sales of eyewear market across the globe. Gas permeable lenses hold out exceptional eye care factors as they are less likely to port bacteria compared to soft contact lenses.

Young generation is more vulnerable to ophthalmic disorder due to spending most of the time in front of screens; increasing prevalence of ophthalmic disorders among young generation will further boost the demand for eyewears in upcoming 5-6 years.

Emerging e-commerce companies such as are offering attractive cost-effective deals in order to grab the market; the increasing competition among key market players is anticipated to bring down the prices of eyewear, this will further impulse the demand for eyewear over the forecast period.

Rising awareness towards refractive surgeries such as photorefractive keratectomy and LISIK that reduces individual dependency on corrective eyewears is expected to hamper the growth of market as these technologies are becoming more affordable due to advancement in medical sector which is anticipated to be the major factor restraining the market growth over the forecast period.

Key Players

  • Luxottica
  • Safilo
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
  • Essilor Int.
  • CooperVision
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Carl Zeiss
  • De Rigo
  • CIBA Vision Inc.
  • Fielmann
  • Marchon Eyewear
  • Hoya Corp.
  • Vision Express
  • Specsavers Optical.


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