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Eyeglasses - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 651 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Eyeglasses in Million Units and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Lenses, Frames (Metal & Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced & Popular Priced). The market for Lenses is analyzed both by Material Type (Glass, Plastic and MHI & Polycarbonate) and By Design Type (Single-Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles 419 companies including many key and niche players such as:

- Bausch & Lomb Inc.
- The Carl Zeiss Group
- De Rigo S.p.A.
- Essilor International
- Hoya Corporation
- Indo Internacional S.A.
- Luxottica Group S.p.A.
- Oakley Inc.
- Safilo Group S.p.A
- Tek Optical Canada.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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EYEGLASSES

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Product Definitions I-4
Lenses by Material Type I-4
Glass Lenses I-4
Plastic Lenses I-4
MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses I-4
Lenses by Design Type I-4
Single Vision Lenses I-4
Bifocal Lenses I-4
Progressive Addition Lenses I-5
Frames I-5
Metal Frames I-5
Plastic Frames I-5
Sunglasses I-5

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS II-1
Industry Overview II-1
Vision Correction & Eye Protection: The Two Primary Uses of
Eyeglasses II-1
Image Makeover for Eyeglasses: From Traditional Designs to
Fashionable Models II-1
Movies & Celebrities Glorify Eyewear Usage II-1
Designer Eyewear: A Hit with the Hip II-2
Sunglasses Riding High On the Strength of Fashion II-2
Prevailing Fashion Trends in Eyewear II-3
Tortoise Style II-3
Aviators II-3
Rimless/Semi-rimless Styles: II-3
Dramatic Shape II-3
Sporty Style II-3
Distribution Dynamics II-3
The Rise of Pure Play Retailers Challenge Independent
Optometry Channels II-3
Growing Importance of the Internet as a Key Channel for
Promotion of Eyeglasses II-4
Best Prices Only Online II-4
Eyeglasses Overcome the Threat of Contact Lenses II-5
Demographic Trends Indicate Strong Market Potential II-5
Table 1: Estimated Global Population for the Years 2011,
2015P, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Global Population Demographics (2011 & 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Population by Age Group - Below 40
Years and 40 Years & Above (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: Global Population Demographics (2011 & 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Population Requiring Visual
Correction by Age Group - Below 40 Years and 40 Years &
Above (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Product & Service Comparisons II-7
Impact of the 2007-2009 World Economic Recession II-7
Impact of Healthcare Budget Cuts in Developed Economies: A
Review II-8
Outlook II-9
Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues II-9
Developed Markets: Traditionally Large Revenue Contributors II-9
Low Penetration in Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future
Growth in Eyeglasses Market II-10
Table 4: Global Ophthalmic Optic Market (2011): Market
Penetration As Measured by Estimated Wearer Rate (in %) by
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 5: Global Ophthalmic Optics Market (2011): Estimated
Number of People Per Retail Outlet by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Sunglasses Segment Continues to Add “Volume” for Eyeglasses
Market II-12
Popular-Priced Sunglasses Score Over Premium Category II-12
Demand for “Me-Too” Sunglasses on the Rise II-13
Changing Lifestyle Drives Market for Sunglasses II-13
Travel-Retail Sales of Sunglasses Continue to Grow II-13
Eyewear Manufacturers License Luxury Brands to Tap
Opportunities in the Attainable Luxury Segment II-13
Lenses II-14
Customized Corrective Lenses Grow In Popularity II-14
Lenses with Antireflective Coatings Gain Rapid Acceptance II-14
Table 6: Global Penetration of Anti-Reflective Coatings on
Corrective Lenses (2011): Estimated Percentage Penetration
by Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Progressive Lenses Gain in Popularity II-15
Table 7: Global Progressive Lens Market (2011): Estimated
Percentage Penetration by Select Countries (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Plastic Lenses and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Overshadow
Glass Lenses II-15
New Materials Gaining Ground II-16
Factors Influencing Growth Rates in the Spectacles Frame Segment II-16
Demand of Lightweight Frames on the Rise II-16
Plastic Frames Gain Traction II-16
Small Frames Preferred in the West II-17
Focus on Low-Price Offerings Drives Manufacturers to
Establish M&A and JV Deals II-17
Emerging Niches Present New Business Opportunities for
Eyeglasses Market II-17
Interchangeable Lenses to Propel Sport Sunglasses Market II-17
Innovation - Name of the Game for Industry Players II-18
Titanium Based Eyeglasses Grow in Popularity II-18
Innovative Designs to Boost Sunglasses Market II-18
CAD Tools Aid in Innovative Frame Designs II-19
Market Share Findings II-19
Table 8: Global Sunglasses Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Sales Revenues by Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 9: Global Corrective Lens (2011): Percentage Breakdown
of Value Sales by Leading Players (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 10: Global Eyeglass Market (2011): Percentage Market
Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20
Introduction II-20
Invention & History II-20
Lenses II-21
Types of Surface Treatments/Coatings Used for Lenses II-21
Types of Lenses: By Lens Material II-21
Table 11: Refraction Index of Corrective Lenses by Material
Type - Glass, Plastic (Low/Medium Index), Polycarbonate,
and Plastic (High/Very High Index) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21
Glass Lenses II-21
Plastic Lenses II-22
Medium- and High-Index Lenses II-22
Polycarbonate Lenses II-22
Types of Lenses: By Lens Design/Properties II-23
Single Vision Lenses II-23
Multifocal Lenses II-23
Bifocal Lenses II-23
Specially Designed Bifocals II-24
Smart Segment II-24
Progressive Addition Lenses II-24
Progressive Power Lenses II-24
Trifocal Lenses II-24
Aspherical Lenses II-24
Task-Specific Lenses II-24
Photochromatic Lenses II-25
Limitations II-25
Mirrored lenses II-25
Polaroid lenses II-25
Anti-Glare Lenses II-25
Anti-Reflective Lenses II-25
Hydrophobic Topcoating II-25
Anti-Reflective (AR) Procedure II-26
Hard Coating II-26
Hand Cleaning II-26
Ultrasonic Cleaning II-26
Degassing II-26
Inspection II-26
Vacuum Coating II-27
Tinted Lenses II-27
Frames II-27
Metal Frames II-27
Plastic Frames II-27
Rimless Frames II-28
New Space-Age Materials for Frames II-28
Sunglasses II-29
A Brief History II-29
Emergence of Designer Sunglasses in Late 1970s II-29
Quality - A Significant Element in 1980s II-29
Sunglasses - A Fashion Accessory in the 1990s II-30
Sport-Specific Sunglasses: A New Segment II-30
Sunglasses - Primarily Driven by Fashion II-30
Sunglass Styles: 1990s II-30
Traditional Styles II-31
Retro Styles II-31
Sport Styles II-31
Prescription and Non-prescription Sunglasses II-31
Lenses and Frames for Sunglasses II-31
Colors in Sunglass Lenses II-31
Types of Lenses for Sunglasses II-32
Growth Drivers II-33
Depletion of Ozone Layer II-33
Contact Lenses II-33
Trend Towards Multiple Purchases II-33
Marketing of Sunglasses II-33

3. COMMON VISION DEFECTS AND VISION CORRECTION TECHNIQUES II-34
Common Vision Defects II-34
Myopia II-34
Hyperopia II-34
Astigmatism/Astigma Angle II-34
Presbyopia II-34
Hypermetropia II-34
Vision Correction Techniques II-35
Eyeglasses - The Most Common Method of Vision Correction II-35
Radial Keratotomy II-35
Photorefractive Keratotomy II-35
Custom-Built Moulds II-35
Eyeglasses as Safety Means II-35
Common Eye Hazards II-36
Protective Eyeglasses II-36
Short-term Outlook II-36
Lenses for Protective Eyeglasses II-36
Use of Glass Lenses Limited to Heat-Treated Glass II-37
Polycarbonate and Plastic - Popular for Resistance II-37
Tinted Lenses - Increase Protectiveness II-37
Single Lens Frames for Protective Eyeglasses II-37
Laser Protection: A Common Application of Safety Eyeglasses II-37
Criteria for Selecting Laser Protection Eyewear II-38

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-39
Maui Jim Unveils GINGER Sunglasses II-39
Eyefly.com Unveils Spring 2012 Collection II-39
Fatheadz Releases Dea for Women and Adds New Styles to Mens Line II-39
Zeal Optics Launches New Line of Sunglasses and Goggles II-40
Zeal Optics to Launch Debut Sunglasses Line II-40
Vuzix Rolls out Wrap 1200VR II-40
Bulgari Introduces Le Gemme Line of Sunglasses and
Prescription Frames II-41
Topman Introduces Sunglasses for Rock Your Shades Day II-41
MOSCOT Introduces Four New Sunglasses II-41
Vuzix Introduces Widescreen Wrap™ 1200 II-42

5. PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-43
Samsung Introduces 3D TV Eye-wear II-43
Maui Jim Introduces Two New Sunglasses II-43
Gatorz Introduces Octane II-43
D&G Introduces Madonna's Sunglasses in India II-43
Coastal Contacts Launches Transitions Lenses® II-43
Bionic Vision Australia Introduces Bionic Eye Sunglasses II-44
PixelOptics Introduces emPower II-44
Vision-Ease Lens Unveils LifeRx® D35 Bifocal II-44
Flyrr.com Introduces Designer Eyewear and Sunglasses Brands II-44
William Rast to Unleash new Eyewear Brands II-44
Tactical and Wiley X Roll Out Superior-Quality Eyewear II-44
Paris Gallery Introduces Chopard's Eyewear Collection for Men II-45
Star Unveils Riding Sunglasses II-45
Xtreme Fashion &Comfort Launches New Safety Spectacles II-45
Simply Eyeglasses Unveils New Stylish Eyewear Collection II-45
Bobster Eyewear Introduces Interchangeable Lenses II-45
Essilor India Introduces Custom Spectacles for Indians II-46
Fitovers Rolls out a New Variety of Prescription Sunglasses II-46
Sperian Protection Introduces A900 Series of Eyewears II-46
William Rast and Viva International Sign Agreement II-46
Transitions Optical and Indo Launch Advanced Lenses under
Transitions VI Range (Spain) II-46
Safilo Group Launches 55DSL Sunglasses II-47
Safilo Group Introduces New Sunglasses under Gucci Eyeweb
Collection II-47
Seiko Optical Launches Seiko Superior Lenses II-48
Sundog Eyewear Launches Smoke-Colored Mela-Lens™, Mela-Lens™
Photochromic and Mela-Lens™ Polarized II-48
Hoya Lens India Unveils Customized Lenses in India II-49
Galaxy Optical and Religion Clothing Unveils Eyewear Collection II-49
Super Sunglasses Launches New Model of Sunglasses II-49
Goggles and Glasses Introduces New Vintage Tattoo Sunglasses Line II-49
Tint-A-Shield Launches Reusable and Removable Sunglasses II-49
Solaris Unveils Roberto Cavalli's Sunglass Collection II-50
Solaris Introduces Emilio Pucci Collection of Sunglass II-50
Mormaii Rolls Out MX Collection II-50
Sourcingmap Wholesale Sunglasses Unveils Fashion Sunglasses Range II-50
Jimmy Choo Introduces Sunglasses Collection II-50
Fat Face Rolls Out Sunglasses Collection II-50
CTSwholesalesunglasses.com Introduces 2008 Sunglass Series II-50
Revision Eyewear Launches Hellfly Ballistic Sunglass II-51
Onos Trading Launches Longitude Sunglasses II-51
Petrol Eyewear to Launch Polarized Driving Sunglass Collection II-51
AffordableVision.com Launches Website for Eyeglass II-51
ICU Eyewear Launches Eco-Friendly Reading Eyeglasses II-51
Couteur Designs Rolls Out Four New Optical Styles II-51
Tri-Specs Rolls Out Stereo Wireless Headphone Sunglasses II-52
GlassesUSA Unveils Washington Collection of Eyeglasses II-52
SmartBuyGlasses Introduces 2009 Prada Sunglasses Line II-52
Revision Rolls Out Sawfly-TX Tactical Eyewear System II-52
Seiko Optical Unveils Super MV 1.67 II-53
Carl Zeiss Vision Unveils Zeiss Individual SV II-53
Clearly Contacts Introduces Progressive Eyeglasses II-53
Mauli Jim Unveils New Sunglasses Collection for Women II-53
4x4 Launches New Safety Eyewear II-54
Sundog Eyewear Launches Sundog Mela-Lens II-54
Titan Fastrack Rolls Out Army Collection of Sunglasses and
Watches II-54
EyeGearZone.com Unveils Freedom24 Motorcycle Sunglasses II-54
Indo Internacional Introduces New Edition of Mido II-54
Indo Internacional Launches Eyewear Collection II-55
Quantum Optics Unveils Gargoyles Optical Collection II-55
Coastal Contacts Introduces Progressive Lens Eyeglasses II-55
Nanofilm Rolls Out Clarity® Defog It II-55
Sony Rolls Out Movie Eyeglasses II-55
NEC Unveils Retina-Display Translation Specs II-56

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-57
Vera Bradley and McGee Renew Licensing Agreement II-57
Missoni Enters into License Agreement II-57
Marchon Enters into Agreement with Chloé II-57
Luxottica Takes Over Sun Planet Retail Chain II-58
Safilo Acquires Polaroid Eyewear Business II-58
Marchon Eyewear Acquires Dragon Alliance II-59
Menicon to Take Over W.I. System II-59
Luxottica to Acquire Erroca II-59
Acon Investments Acquires Refac Optical Group II-59
Luxottica and Armani Enter into Preliminary Licensing Agreement II-60
Luxottica and Armani Group Sign Letter of Intent for Licensing II-60
Marchon Enters into Licensing Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo II-60

7. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-61
Navarre Corporation and Warby Parker Eyewear Enter into
Logistics Agreement II-61
Luxottica and Bulgari Extend Licensing Agreement II-61
Luxottica and Brooks Brothers Extend Licensing Agreement II-61
Viva International Inks Licensing Agreement with Mark Nason II-61
Barberini Acquires Ophthalmic Unit of Schott II-61
De Rigo Vision Enters into License Agreement with Blufin II-62
Essilor Acquires Signet Armorlite II-62
FGX International Merges with Essilor II-62
Lens Dynamics Merges with Firestone Optics II-62
Kaenon Polarized Inks Partnership with Rodenstock II-63
Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Partners with PixelOptics II-63
GlassesUSA Enters into Partnership with Lions Club II-63
Gitanjali Lifestyle Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Hassans
Optician Company II-63
Oakley Renews Agreement with Dorna Sports II-63
Luxottica Group Renews Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo Italia II-64
Luxottica Group Inks Agreement with Tory Burch II-64
Marcolin and Montblanc Renew Agreement II-64
Sundog Eyewear Renews Contract with Paula Creamer II-64
Safilo Group and Sweetface Fashion Company Renew Agreement II-65
Safilo Group Establishes Subsidiary in Moscow II-65
Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison to Merge II-65
National Vision Purchases Eyeglass World chain II-65
Skechers USA Inks Agreement with Viva Intl II-66
Teijin Develops Bioplastic Eyeglasses in Partnership with
Tanaka Foresight II-66
Abbott Laboratories Acquires Visiogen II-66
Bushnell Outdoor Products Takes-Over Cebe II-66
Optoplast Eyewear, Andrew Actman and Actman & Mico to Merge II-66
Safilo Group Inks a Licensing Agreement with Tommy Hilfiger II-66
Indo Collaborates with McLaren II-67
Eschenbach Group Takes Over Tura Eyewear II-67
FGX International Purchases Corinne McCormack II-67
Maui Jim Terminates Agreement with Luxottica II-68
Karl Lagerfeld Enters into Distribution Agreement with Optic 2000 II-68
Luxottica to Acquire Stake in Multiopticas II-68
Luxottica Renews License Agreement with Donna Karen II-68
OptumHealth Joins Hand with Prevent Blindness America II-68
Luxottica to Merge Two Production Facilities II-69

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-70
Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (US) II-70
The Carl Zeiss Group (Germany) II-70
De Rigo S.p.A. (Italy) II-70
Essilor International (France) II-71
Hoya Corporation (Japan) II-71
Indo Internacional, S.A. (Spain) II-72
Luxottica Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-72
Oakley, Inc. (USA) II-72
Safilo Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-73
TEK Optical Canada (Canada) II-73

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-74
Unit Analytics II-74
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 13: World Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76
Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-77
Lenses Market II-77
Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 16: World Historic Review for Lenses by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79
Lenses by Material Type II-80
Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Material Type - Glass Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and
MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 19: World Historic Review for Lenses by Material Type
- Glass Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate
Lenses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Material
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass
Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Glass Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 22: World Historic Review for Glass Lenses by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Lenses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 25: World Historic Review for Plastic Lenses by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Lenses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 28: World Historic Review for MHI & Polycarbonate
Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for MHI & Polycarbonate
Lenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-91
Lenses By Design Type II-92
Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 31: World Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Single Vision Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 34: World Historic Review for Single Vision Lenses by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Single Vision Lenses
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bifocal Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 37: World Historic Review for Bifocal Lenses by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 38: World 15-Year Perspective for Bifocal Lenses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Progressive Addition Lenses by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 40: World Historic Review for Progressive Addition
Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 41: World 15-Year Perspective for Progressive Addition
Lenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-103
Frames Market II-104
Table 42: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Frames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 43: World Historic Review for Frames by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 44: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106
Frames by Material Type II-107
Table 45: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Frames by Product Segment - Metal and Plastic Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 46: World Historic Review for Frames by Product
Segment - Metal and Plastic Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 47: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Metal and
Plastic Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 48: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Metal Frames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 49: World Historic Review for Metal Frames by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 50: World 15-Year Perspective for Metal Frames by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plastic Frames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 52: World Historic Review for Plastic Frames by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 53: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Frames by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115
Sunglasses Market II-116
Table 54: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 55: World Historic Review for Sunglasses by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 56: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118
Sunglasses by Category II-119
Table 57: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Sunglasses by Product Segment - Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 58: World Historic Review for Sunglasses by Product
Segment - Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 59: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 60: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Premium-Priced Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 61: World Historic Review for Premium- Priced
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 62: World 15-Year Perspective for Premium-Priced
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 63: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Popular-Priced Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 64: World Historic Review for Popular- Priced
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 65: World 15-Year Perspective for Popular-Priced
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-127
Dollar Analytics II-128
Table 66: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 67: World Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 68: World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130
Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-131
Lenses Market II-131
Table 69: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 70: World Historic Review for Lenses by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 71: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133
Frames Market II-134
Table 72: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Frames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 73: World Historic Review for Frames by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 74: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136
Sunglasses Market II-137
Table 75: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 76: World Historic Review for Sunglasses by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 77: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Factors Key to the US Eyeglasses Market III-1
Aging Population: A Definite Market Opportunity III-1
Table 78: US Eyewear Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown
of Number of Eyewear Users by Age Group (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Increased Replacements Augur Well for the US Eyeglasses Market III-2
Increased Level of Health Awareness III-2
Noteworthy Trends in the US Eyeglasses Market III-2
Bifocals: Edged Aside by Progressive Lenses III-2
New Raw Materials Challenge Polycarbonate in Lens Manufacture III-3
Plastic Versions Dominate the Lenses & Frames Market in the US III-3
Table 79: Retail Structure of Frames Market in the US
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by
Outlet Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 80: US Retail Eyewear Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Sales Revenues by Type of Store
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Sunglasses - A Special Review III-4
Table 81: US Sunglasses Lenses Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Type of Lens Used III-5
Consumer Profile III-5
Evolving Market Segments Augur Well for Sunglasses Market III-5
Distribution Dynamics III-6
Table 82: Market for Sunglasses in the United States
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Dollar Sales
by Distribution Channels (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Manufacturing Standards for Sunglasses III-7
American National Standards, Inc. (ANSI) and FDA Voluntary
Labeling III-7
Standards for Labeling Three Categories of Lenses III-7
Product Launches/Developments III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-14
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 83: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 84: US Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 85: US 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 86: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 87: US Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 88: US 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design Type -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single Vision,
Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 89: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 90: US Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product Group
- Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 91: US 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Lenses,
Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

2. CANADA III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Outlook III-24
Glance at the Canadian Eyewear Industry III-24
Sunglasses- A Highly Desired Fashion Accessory of Canadian
Consumers III-24
Ageing Population to Drive Growth III-25
Understanding Canadian Consumers III-25
Product Developments III-25
Key Player III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 92: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-
Priced) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 93: Canadian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 94: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 95: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 96: Canadian Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type
- Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 97: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 98: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and
Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 99: Canadian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 100: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

3. JAPAN III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Global Downturn Encourages Acquisition of Small & Mid Size
Retailers - A Key Trend III-35
Distribution Channels III-35
Distribution Chain in Japan for Visual Corrective Lenses III-36
Key Market Findings III-36
Table 101: Japanese Eyeglass Market (2011): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Product Launch III-37
Strategic Corporate Developments III-37
Key Player III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 102: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 103: Japanese Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 104: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 105: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 106: Japanese Historic Review for Lenses by Design
Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 107: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 108: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and
Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 109: Japanese Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 110: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

4. EUROPE III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Outlook III-47
Market Overview III-47
Stiff Market Competition Drives Innovation in the European
Eyeglasses Market III-47
Inclination towards Asian Sourcing III-47
Table 111: Average Replacement Cycle for Frames in Europe
by Country - Germany, Spain, France, UK, and Italy III-48

Table 112: EU Eyeglass Frames Market (2011): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48
Product Launches III-48
Strategic Corporate Developments III-49
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 113: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 114: European Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 115: European 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 116: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 117: European Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 118: European 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 119: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 120: European Historic Review for Lenses by Design
Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 121: European 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 122: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 123: European Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 124: European 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 125: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and
Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 126: European Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 127: European 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

4a. FRANCE III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Lenses and Frames Market to Drive Growth III-64
Strategic Corporate Developments III-64
Key Player III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 128: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 129: French Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 130: French 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 131: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 132: French Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type
- Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 133: French 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 134: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 135: French Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 136: French 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

4b. GERMANY III-75
A.Market Analysis III-75
Outlook III-75
Eyeglasses Market Overview III-75
Spectacles Market III-75
Sunglasses Market III-75
Channels of Distribution III-75
German Health Service Modernisation Act III-76
Large-Scale Healthcare Reforms on Cards III-76
Strategic Corporate Developments III-76
Key Player III-77
B.Market Analytics III-78
Table 137: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 138: German Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 139: German 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 140: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 141: German Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 142: German 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 143: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 144: German Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 145: German 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

4c. ITALY III-87
A.Market Analysis III-87
Outlook III-87
Market Overview III-87
Small Frames and Lenses in High Demand III-87
Purchase Behavior of Teenagers and Tweens III-88
Teenagers III-88
Tweens III-88
Product Launches/Developments III-88
Strategic Corporate Developments III-89
Key Players III-92
B.Market Analytics III-94
Table 146: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 147: Italian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 148: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 149: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 150: Italian Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type
- Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 151: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 152: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and
Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

Table 153: Italian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 154: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-103
A.Market Analysis III-103
Outlook III-103
Eyecare and Optical Industry in UK: A Review III-103
Optical Retail Stores - A Current Picture III-103
Sunglasses Emerge as a Lucrative Segment for Eyewear
Manufacturers III-103
Product Launch III-103
Strategic Corporate Developments III-104
B.Market Analytics III-105
Table 155: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-
Priced) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105

Table 156: UK Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 157: UK 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

Table 158: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-108

Table 159: UK Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-109

Table 160: UK 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design Type
- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single Vision,
Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-110

Table 161: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 162: UK Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

Table 163: UK 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Lenses,
Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113

4e. SPAIN III-114
A.Market Analysis III-114
Outlook III-114
Market Overview III-114
Open to Foreign Production III-114
Sunglasses Market III-114
Monopolized by Few Large Manufacturers III-114
Product Launches III-115
Strategic Corporate Developments III-115
Key Player III-115
B.Market Analytics III-116
Table 164: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-116

Table 165: Spanish Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-117

Table 166: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

Table 167: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119

Table 168: Spanish Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-120

Table 169: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-121

Table 170: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and
Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-122

Table 171: Spanish Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-123

Table 172: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-124

4f. RUSSIA III-125
A.Market Analysis III-125
Outlook III-125
Optical Retail Chains Gaining Ground III-125
Strategic Corporate Developments III-125
B.Market Analytics III-126
Table 173: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,
Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-126

Table 174: Russian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-127

Table 175: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales
for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames
(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-128

Table 176: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and
Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-129

Table 177: Russian Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type
- Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-130

Table 178: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-131

Table 179: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and
Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-132

Table 180: Russian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-133

Table 181: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-134

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-135
A.Market Analysis III-135
Outlook III-135
Swiss Opportunities on the Cards III-135
B.Market Analytics III-136
Table 182: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses
(Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-136

Table 183: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-137

Table 184: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate),
Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced
and Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-138

Table 185: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal,
and Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-139

Table 186: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Lenses by
Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive
Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-140

Table 187: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by
Design Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-141

Table 188: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames,
and Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-142

Table 189: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-143

Table 190: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-144

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-145
A.Market Analysis III-145
Outlook III-145
Asia-Pacific - A Lucrative Market for Eyeglasses III-145
Blossoming Market for Lenses III-145
A Dual Purpose Destination III-146
Focus on Select Markets III-146
Australia III-146
Market Overview III-146
Major Trends III-146
Vision Correction and Graying Population Jacks Growth III-146
Eyeglasses Witness a Phenomenal Shift III-147
Health Insurance Fund Influencing Choice of Optical Dispenser III-147
China III-147
Entering the Dragon's Lair III-147
Production Scenario III-147
Shenzhen: A Major Production Center for Eyeglasses III-148
Wenzhou: Horizons for Growth III-148
Damaiyu Economic Development Zone: III-148
Bright Future Outlook for Eyeglasses Market III-148
Leading Global Companies Eye Chinese Eyewear Market III-149
Supply Market III-149
Profiling Chinese Consumers III-150
Entry into WTO: Opportunities and Challenges III-150
Development Targets III-150
Key Trends III-150
Fashionable Eyeglasses on the Rise III-150
Increasing Focus on Innovative Sunglasses Designs III-150
Intense Competition in the Chinese Eyeglasses Market III-151
Franchise Operations Gain Importance III-151
Despite Rapid Growth Hurdles Still Remain III-152
Uneven Distribution of Production Bases III-152
Irrational Product Mix III-152
Weak International Representation III-152
Weak R&D Ability III-152
Absence of Domestic Marketing and Distribution Network III-153
Lack of Strong Brand Value III-153
Complete Professional Training System III-153
Regulations Governing Spectacles Exports III-153
Hong Kong III-154
Market Overview III-154
Manufacturers Perspective III-154
Hong Kong Eyewear Makers Challenging Italian Producers III-155
The Chinese Connection III-155
Outsourcing of Frame Production to Hong Kong Gaining Ground III-155
Industry Trends III-155
Offshore Outsourcing Enables Industry to Focus on Brand
Management III-155
Downstream Expansion III-156
Growing Focus on Quality III-156
OBM & ODM Trends III-156
Retail Opportunities in China III-156
Product Trends III-156
Trend Towards Lightweight Material III-156
Fashion Brands & Designer Labels to Make a Mark III-157
Lenses Sport New Properties III-157
Frames Being Designed for Trendy Look III-157
Frame Raw Materials - Greater Dependence on Imports III-158
Sales Channels III-158
Regulatory Norms Governing Exports III-158
Promotional Activity III-158
Spectacles for All Categories III-158
Q-Mark Certification III-158
India III-159
Market Overview III-159
Growing Market for Eyewear Products III-159
Liberalization Alters Market Situation III-160
Transition from Traditional to High-Quality Optical Products III-160
Indian Eyewear Industry Under Scan III-161
Competitive Landscape III-161
Metros and Larger Cities- Major Growth Drivers III-161
Segment Analysis III-161
Fashion-Eyewear III-161
Sunglasses Segment III-162
Optical Segment III-162
Imported Products- Lifeline of Indian Optical Sector III-162
Non-Standardized Goods- An End-Product of Unorganized
Eyewear Sector III-162
Korea III-162
Eyewear Industry - A Perspective III-162
New Zealand III-163
Market Overview III-163
Singapore III-163
The Lenses Market III-163
Frames and Sunglasses Market III-163
Distribution Channel III-164
End-Users III-164
Other Key Facts III-164
High Occurrence of Myopia Among Singaporeans III-164
High-Receptivity to the US, Italian, and Japanese Brands III-164
Taiwan III-165
Eyewear Industry to Manufacture High-Value Eyewear Products III-165
China - A Major Market for Leading Taiwanese Optical Lens
Makers III-165
Strategic Corporate Development III-165
Product Launches III-166
B.Market Analytics III-168
Table 191: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses
(Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-168

Table 192: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-169

Table 193: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate),
Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced
and Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-170

Table 194: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal,
and Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-171

Table 195: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Lenses by Design
Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-172

Table 196: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by
Design Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-173

Table 197: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames,
and Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-174

Table 198: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-175

Table 199: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-176

6. LATIN AMERICA III-177
A.Market Analysis III-177
Outlook III-177
Focus on Select Markets III-177
Brazil III-177
Many Takers for Sports Glasses III-177
Contraband: The Biggest Growth Dampener III-177
Chile III-177
Optical Market Overview III-177
Mexico III-178
Competition Intensifies in the Mexican Optical Market III-178
B.Market Analytics III-179
Table 200: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses
(Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-179

Table 201: Latin America Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-180

Table 202: Latin America 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate),
Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced
and Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-181

Table 203: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal,
and Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-182

Table 204: Latin America Historic Review for Lenses by
Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive
Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-183

Table 205: Latin America 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by
Design Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-184

Table 206: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames,
and Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-185

Table 207: Latin America Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-186

Table 208: Latin America 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-187

7. REST OF WORLD III-188
A.Market Analysis III-188
Outlook III-188
High-End Products Gaining Ground III-188
Middle East - Market Information III-188
Optical Goods Market in United Arab Emirates III-188
Product Launches III-189
Strategic Corporate Developments III-189
B.Market Analytics III-190
Table 209: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses
(Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and
Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-190

Table 210: Rest of World Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &
Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses
(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-191

Table 211: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate),
Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced
and Popular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-192

Table 212: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal,
and Progressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-193

Table 213: Rest of World Historic Review for Lenses by
Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive
Addition Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-194

Table 214: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by
Design Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-195

Table 215: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Eyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames,
and Sunglasses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-196

Table 216: Rest of World Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-197

Table 217: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses
by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-198

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 419 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (474)

The United States (121)
Canada (8)
Japan (8)
Europe (195)
- France (32)
- Germany (33)
- The United Kingdom (28)
- Italy (47)
- Spain (8)
- Rest of Europe (47)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (136)
Latin America (1)
Africa (1)
Middle-East (4)

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