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Spectacle Lens Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

  • ID: 4756843
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 115 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Essilor International SA
  • GKB Ophthalmics Ltd
  • Hoya Vision Care Company
  • Rodenstock GmbH
  • Vision Ease
  • MORE
Market Overview

The growth of the global spectacle lens market is due to the increasing geriatric population and rising prevalence of optical disorders. Globally, the percentathe ge of elderly population increased from 5.6% to 8.6% between 1961 and 2011. According to the US Census Bureau's Statistics, among 7.3 billion people in the world, in 2015 an estimated 8.5 %, or 617.1 million, were aged 65 years and older.

According to the WHO, currently, people have high life expectancy. By 2050, the world's population aged 60 years and above is expected to reach a total of 2 billion. As of 2018, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older. As per the same source, by 2050, it is estimated that almost 120 million people will be living in China alone. The increase in the number of cases of ocular conditions, such as cataract and diabetic retinopathy, across the world, is assisting the market growth. According to the National Eye Institute, the United States recorded 7.7 million diabetic retinopathy cases and 24 million cataract cases, which are expected to reach 11.3 million and 38 million, respectively, by 2030. Hence, these factors are expected to propell the market growth over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

This report includes an in-depth study of the global spectacle lens market (henceforth, referred to as the market studied'). As per the scope of the report, the spectacle lens is the corrective lens, which is used to correct eye problems and improve vision. Common indications of the use of spectacle lens include myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and hypermetropia.

Key Market Trends

Prescription Glass Segment is Expected to Exhibit Fastest Growth Rate over the Forecast Period

Prescription glasses refer to spectacles whose lenses have been made specifically to match the wearer's defects of vision. According to a report published by the Vision Council of America, in 2015, 76.2% of American adults used vision correction. The report also states that 159.2 million people in the United States used prescription eyeglasses as a means of vision correction. In addition, on the basis of gender, 61.2% men in the United States used eyeglasses whereas 67.3% of women used prescription glasses (2015).

The price of prescription glasses generally ranges between USD 5-USD 30. It depends upon various factors, such as frame type, frame size, gender, material, weight, and prescription-type (single vision, bifocal, etc.). Some of the brands for prescription glasses include Vincent Chase, John Jacobs, Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Persol, Calvin Klein, etc., which hold a major share of the prescription glass market.

North America Captured the Largest Market Share and is Expected to Retain its Dominance

North America dominated the overall spectacle lens market, owing to the speedy adoption of spectacles for vision care in the region, growing geriatric population, and increasing awareness. The United States accounted to be the major contributor to the North American spectacle lens market. The Vision Council of America reported that there were 188.7 million Americans wearing some form of vision correction in the country, which was just over 3 out of every 4 adults (as in 2015). Moreover, according to the Vision Council of America, the usage increased the most for OTC readers (from 29.8 million in 2014 to 30.9 million in 2015) and Rx sunglasses (from 27.4 million in 2014, to 29.1 million in 2015). In addition, the usage of prescription glasses increased from 156.5 million in 2014 to 159.2 million in 2015 in the country. Thus, all the aforementioned factors are expected to propel the growth of the US spectacle lens market.

Competitive Landscape

The spectacle lens market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of these major players currently dominate the market. The presence of major market players, such as Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Essilor International SA, Hoya Vision Care Company, Vision Ease, and Seiko Optical Products Co. Ltd is, in turn, increasing the overall competitive rivalry of the market. The product advancements and improvement in the spectacle lens market by the major players is increasing the competitive rivalry.
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  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Essilor International SA
  • GKB Ophthalmics Ltd
  • Hoya Vision Care Company
  • Rodenstock GmbH
  • Vision Ease
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Rising Aging Population
4.2.2 Increasing Prevalence of Optical Disorders
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Poor Quality of Lens
4.4 Industry Attractiveness Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Single Vision
5.1.2 Bifocal
5.1.3 Trifocal
5.1.4 Progressive
5.2 By Coating Type
5.2.1 Anti-reflective Coating
5.2.2 Scratch-resistant Coating
5.2.3 Anti-fog Coating
5.2.4 UV Protection
5.2.5 Other Coatings
5.3 By Usage
5.3.1 Prescription Glass
5.3.2 OTC Reading Glass
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle East & Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
6.1.2 Essilor International SA
6.1.3 Hoya Vision Care Company
6.1.4 Vision Ease
6.1.5 Seiko Optical Products Co. Ltd
6.1.6 Rodenstock GmbH
6.1.7 GKB Ophthalmics Ltd

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  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Essilor International SA
  • Hoya Vision Care Company
  • Vision Ease
  • Seiko Optical Products Co. Ltd
  • Rodenstock GmbH
  • GKB Ophthalmics Ltd
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