Artificial tears are lubricating eye drops and gels that are used to add moisture to the eye. These are also called ocular lubricants and are basically formulated to relieve burning, irritation and discomfort caused by dry eyes. Dry eyes can be caused by prolonged use of computers, dry and smoky weather, tiredness, and some other factors.
Artificial Tears are segmented into different types such as cellulose-derived tears, glycerin-derived tears, polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol based tears, oil-based emulsion tears, and others. The increasing incidences of dry eyes syndrome are boosting the demand for artificial tears across the globe. In this report, the Artificial Tears market is segmented by type, by end user age groups, and by geography. The Artificial Tears Market generated revenue of $2142.1m in 2020 and estimated to exceed $2639.6m by 2025, growing at an estimated CAGR of 3.6%.
Artificial Tears Market Outlook
The global market for artificial tears has been witnessing a brisk growth in the recent years owing to increasing incidences of dry eye syndrome and other eye-related problems. There is a dramatic rise in dry eye complaints among people in their teens and 20s in the past five years due to prolonged exposure to blue light emitted from digital screens, increased use of mobile phones, increased pollution levels, and dry weather spells. The 60 years end-user age group accounted for 45% of the total market share in 2020, followed by the 40–60 years age group with 35%.
The artificial tears market with respect to the 40–60 years age group was valued at $753.0m in 2020 and is estimated to reach $952.9m by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.06% during the forecast period. It is estimated that nearly five million Americans above the age of 50 years are afflicted with dry eyes, which is more common in women than men.
Artificial Tears Market Growth Drivers
One of the major drivers of the artificial tears market is the growing prevalence of dry eye syndrome (DES) owing to several factors such as prolonged exposure to digital displays, rising pollution levels, protein and vitamin deficiencies, and climatic changes. The growing geriatric population and rising number of eye surgeries that demands the use of artificial tears for post-surgery management are also boosting the market growth.
Development of several preservative-free artificial tear brands such as Systane Ultra (Alcon), Blink Tears Preservative Free Drops (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.) and REFRESH OPTIVE Preservative-Free (Allergan, Inc.), and their benefits on ocular health have also increased the adoption of lubricant eye drops. The Asia-Pacific artificial tears market is forecast to grow at the highest CAGR OF 5.68% during the forecast period 2020–2025.
Artificial Tears Market Challenges
The use of artificial tears is associated with several side effects such as blurred vision, long-term irritation, and so on, which is a major challenge for the artificial tears market. There are some preservatives that are present in artificial tears, which has several adverse effects on eye health. The development of various medications that are capable of reducing irritation caused by dry eye syndrome is also limiting the growth of the artificial tears market.
Artificial Tears Market Research Scope
The base year of the study is 2020, with a forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the Artificial Tears Market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of artificial tears, end their uses by different age groups.
Artificial Tears Market Report: Industry Coverage
Artificial Tears Market – By Type: Cellulose-Derived Tears, Glycerin-Derived Tears, Polyethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol Based Tears, Oil-Based Emulsion Tears, and Others
Artificial Tears Market – By End-User Age Group: 20–40 Years, 40–60 Years, Above 60 Years
The Artificial Tears Market report also analyzes the major geographic regions for the market as well as the major countries for the market in these regions.
The regions and countries covered in the study include:
- North America: The U.S., Canada, Mexico
- South America: Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Rest of South America
- Europe: The U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, and Rest of Europe
- Asia-Pacific: China, Australia, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW): Middle East and Africa
Artificial Tears Market Key Players
Some of the key players mentioned in this market research report include Bausch + Lomb (the U.S.), Johnson & Johnson (the U.S.) Novartis International AG (Switzerland), AFT Pharmaceuticals (New Zealand), Allergan plc (Republic of Ireland), Akorn Inc. (the U.S.), Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), VISUfarma (Netherlands), Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), NovaMedica LLC (Russia), ENTOD Research Cell UK Ltd (the U.K.), OASIS Medical, Inc. (the U.S.), and Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (the U.S.).
Artificial Tears Market Trends
- Rising incidences of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) across the globe due to prolonged exposure to digital displays, rising pollution levels, protein and vitamin deficiencies, and climatic changes are driving the market for artificial tears.
- According to the National Health and Wellness Survey, approximately 5% to 30% of the people above 50 years in the U.S. are afflicted with dry eyes syndrome.
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1.1. Definitions and Scope
2. Artificial Tears Market – Executive Summary
2.1. Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2. Key Trends by type of Application
2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography
3. Artificial Tears Market – Comparative Analysis
3.1. Comparative analysis
3.1.1. Product Benchmarking – Key companies
3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 10 companies
3.1.4. Patent Analysis – Key companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis
4. Artificial Tears Market – Startup Companies Scenario
4.1. Top 10 startup company Analysis by
4.1.3. Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Artificial Tears Market Forces
5.2. Constraints & Challenges
5.3. Porters five force model
5.3.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
5.3.2. Bargaining powers of customers
5.3.3. Threat of new entrants
5.3.4. Rivalry among existing players
5.3.5. Threat of substitutes
6. Artificial Tears Market -Strategic Analysis
6.1. Value chain analysis
6.2. Opportunities analysis
6.3. Product life cycle
7. Artificial Tears Market – By Type (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
7.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis
7.2. Product Segment Analysis
7.2.1. Cellulose-Derived Tears
7.2.2. Glycerin-Derived Tears
7.2.3. Polyethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol Based Tears
7.2.4. Oil-Based Emulsion Tears
8. Artificial Tears Market – By End-user Age Group (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
8.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis
8.2. Product Segment Analysis
8.2.1. 20-40 Years
8.2.2. 40-60 Years
8.2.3. Above 60 Years
9. Artificial Tears Market – By Geography (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
9.1. Artificial Tears Market - North America Segment Research
9.2. North America Market Research ($Million/$Billion)
9.2.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.2.2. Revenue and Trends
9.2.3. North America Product Type and End User Market Size
9.3. Artificial Tears Market – South America Segment Research
9.4. South America Market Research (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
9.4.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.4.2. Revenue and Trends
9.4.3. South America Product Type and End User Market Size
18.104.22.168. Costa Rica
22.214.171.124. Rest of South America
9.5. Artificial Tears Market – Europe Segment Research
9.6. Europe Market Research (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
9.6.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.6.2. Revenue and Trends
9.6.3. Europe Segment Product Type and End User Market Size
126.96.36.199. Rest of Europe
9.7. Artificial Tears Market – APAC Segment Research
9.8. APAC Market Research (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
9.8.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.8.2. Revenue and Trends
9.8.3. APAC Segment Product Type and End User Market Size
188.8.131.52. South Korea
184.108.40.206. Rest of APAC
9.9. Artificial Tears Market – RoW Segment Research
9.10. RoW Market Research (Market Size – $Million/$Billion)
9.10.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.10.2. Revenue and Trends
9.10.3. Row Segment Product Type and End User Market Size
220.127.116.11. Middle East
10. Artificial Tears Market – Market Entropy
10.1. New product launches
10.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs, and Partnerships
11. Artificial Tears Market – Industry/Segment Competition Landscape
11.1. Market Share Analysis
11.1.1. Market Share by Country – Top companies
11.1.2. Market Share by Region – Top 10 companies
11.1.3. Best Practices for companies
12. Artificial Tears Market Company Analysis
12.1. Bausch + Lomb
12.2. Johnson & Johnson
12.3. Dole Food Company, Inc.
12.4. Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.
12.5. Nash Produce, LLC
12.6. Yantai China Pet Foods Co., Ltd.
12.7. The Kraft Heinz Company
12.8. Wayne E. Bailey Produce Company, Inc.
12.9. A.V. Thomas Produce, Inc.
12.10. Ham Farms
13. Artificial Tears Market – Appendix
14. Artificial Tears Market – Research Methodology
14.1. Research Methodology
14.1.1. Company Expert Interviews
14.1.2. Industry Databases
14.1.4. Company News
14.1.5. Company Annual Reports
14.1.6. Application Trends
14.1.7. New Products and Product database
14.1.8. Company Transcripts
14.1.9. R&D Trends
14.1.10. Key Opinion Leaders Interviews
14.1.11. Supply and Demand Trends