Global Contact Lenses Market 2018-2024

  • March, 2018
  • Domain: Healthcare - Health and Hygiene
Pages: 98
Tables: 55
Charts: 23
Regions/Countries: 4/10
Companies: 10
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The contact lenses market is highly lucrative due to growing popularity of contact lenses and increasing number of eye disorders. Technological advancements in contact lenses and increasing acceptance of silicone hydrogel contact lenses are providing an opportunity for the market growth. However, complications associated with contact lenses and the availability of alternatives for contact lenses are hampering the market growth.

Contact lenses may appear to be a recent trend in the vision care market, but they are dated back to 1880 when the first contact lens was invented. The contact lens users count is significantly increasing due to the availability of technologically improved products and better comfort, which can be used for a long time with less requirement of management. Currently, close vision problems are just over presbyopia. The research done by CooperVision suggested that regular users of these digital devices complain about eye tiredness (75%) and dryness. Over 90% of grownups use digital devices for more than 2 hours every day, and almost 60% use them for over 5 hours a day.

Market Analysis:

The global contact lenses market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period 2018–2024. The market is analyzed based on four segments: products, designs, applications, and regions.

Regional Analysis:

The regions covered in the report are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). North America is the leading region for the contact lenses market growth followed by Europe. Asia Pacific and RoW are set to be the emerging regions. India and China are set to be the most attractive destinations due to the largely untapped market.

Products Analysis:

Based on products, the market is segmented into soft lens, gas permeable lens, and hybrid lens. Soft lenses are further segmented into daily disposable, weekly disposable, monthly disposable, and annually disposable lenses. The market for daily disposable lenses is gaining importance in recent years and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR.

Design Analysis:

Based on the design of the lens, the market is segmented into spherical lens, toric lens, and multifocal lens. The spherical lenses segment held nearly half of the market share in 2017 and is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. The highest growth rate is supposed to be seen in the multifocal contact lenses segment as these lenses provide a dual vision for individuals.

Application Analysis:

Based on applications of contact lenses, the market is segmented into corrective, therapeutic, cosmetic, and others. Corrective contact lenses held a significant market share in 2017.

Key Players:

Novartis AG, Cooper Companies (CooperVision), Johnson & Johnson, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Essilor International, Contamac Holdings Ltd., Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Accu Lens, SynergEyes, and Hoya Corporation.

Competitive Analysis:

Business partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and a multifaceted pipeline are the primary strategies of the market players. The Vision Care franchise attained revenue of $4.1 billion in 2017, a rise of 45.9% from 2016, due to the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics (AMO). In August 2017, Carl Zeiss announced the acquisition of Veracity Innovations, LLC to continue to lead in advancing the digitalization of eye care. Various companies are concentrating on growing geographically. For instance, CooperVision recently launched MyDay Toric daily disposable contact lenses in the US.


The report provides complete details about the usage and adoption rate of contact lenses during the forecast period. With that, key stakeholders can know about the major trends, drivers, investments, and verticals along with the details of lenses available in the market. Moreover, the report provides details about the major challenges that are going to impact the market growth. Additionally, the report gives the complete details about the key business opportunities to key stakeholders to expand their business and capture the revenue in the specific verticals to analyze before investing or expanding the business in this market.

Key Stakeholders:

1     Industry Outlook 

1.1        Industry Overview

1.2        Total Addressable Market

1.3        Industry Trends

2     Report Outline 

2.1        Report Scope

2.2        Report Summary

2.3        Research Methodology

2.4        Report Assumptions

3     Market Snapshot

3.1        Market Definition – Infoholic Research

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Trends of Contact Lens Market

3.4        Related Markets

3.4.1     Opthalmic Drugs

4     Market Outline 

4.1        Revolution of Contact Lenses

4.2        Market Segmentation

4.3        Porter 5(Five) Forces

4.4        PEST Analysis

5     Market Characteristics

5.1        Market Dynamics

5.1.1     Drivers    Increasing number of eye disorders    Increasing popularity of contact lenses

5.1.2     Opportunities    Technological advancement in the contact lenses    Increasing acceptance of silicone hydrogel contact lenses

5.1.3     Restraints    Complications associated with contact lenses    Availability of Alternatives for the Contact Lenses

5.1.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

5.1.5     Key Stakeholders

6     Product Type: Market Size and Analysis

6.1        Overview

6.2        Soft Lens

6.2.1     Daily Disposable

6.2.2     Weekly Disposable

6.2.3     Monthly Disposable

6.2.4     Annually Disposable Contact Lenses

6.3        Gas Permeable lenses

6.4        Hybrid lens

7     Design Type: Market Size and Analysis

7.1        Overview

7.2        Spherical lens

7.3        Toric lens

7.4        Multifocal Lens

8     Application: Market Size and Analysis

8.1        Overview

8.2        Corrective Lens

8.3        Therapeutic Lenses

8.4        Cosmetic Lens

8.5        Others contact lenses

9     Regions: Market Size and Analysis

9.1        Overview

9.2        North America

9.2.1     Overview

9.2.2     United States

9.2.3     Canada

9.3        Europe

9.3.1     Overview

9.3.2     United Kingdom

9.3.3     Germany

9.3.4     France

9.4        APAC

9.4.1     Overview

9.4.2     India

9.4.3     China

9.4.4     Republic of Korea

9.5        Rest of the World

9.5.1     Overview

9.5.2     Middle East

9.5.3     Brazil

10   Competitive Landscape 

11   Vendor Profiles

11.1     Novartis AG (Alcon & CIBA Vision)

11.1.1  Overview

11.1.2  Business Unit

11.1.3  Geographic Presence

11.1.4  Business Focus

11.1.5  SWOT Analysis

11.1.6  Business Strategy

11.2     Cooper Companies (CooperVision)

11.2.1  Overview

11.2.2  Business Unit

11.2.3  Geographic Presence

11.2.4  Business Focus

11.2.5  SWOT Analysis

11.2.6  Business Strategy

11.3     Johnson & Johnson

11.3.1  Overview

11.3.2  Business Units

11.3.3  Geographic Revenue

11.3.4  Business Focus

11.3.5  SWOT Analysis

11.3.6  Business Strategies

11.4     Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

11.4.1  Overview

11.4.2  Business Unit

11.4.3  Geographic Presence

11.4.4  Business Focus

11.4.5  SWOT Analysis

11.4.6  Business Strategy

12   Companies to Watch For

12.1     Essilor International

12.1.1  Overview

12.1.2  Highlights:

12.2     Contamac Holdings Limited

12.2.1  Overview

12.3     Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

12.3.1  Overview

12.4     Accu Lens

12.4.1  Overview

12.4.2  Highlights:

12.5     SynergEyes

12.5.1  Overview

12.6     Hoya Corporation

12.6.1  Overview

12.6.2  Highlights:



Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

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Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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