Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) launches comprehensive analysis of industry segments, market trends, growth drivers, market share, size and demand forecasts on the global Eyeglasses market. Market segmentation includes Product Segment (Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses); Distribution Channel (Retail, and Online); Gender (Male, and Female).
With the increasing number of cases of visual impairments due to myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism growing across the world, demand for eyeglasses and other vision correction modalities continues to grow. Prescription glasses market remains buoyant despite the high market penetration in most geographic regions, primarily due to demographic factors such as the urbanization, increase in per capita incomes, increasing access to healthcare, burgeoning ageing population, and the increasing incidence and prevalence of diabetes. Lifestyle conditions represent another major factor, with the increasing rate of office jobs, rising frequency of travel, and higher usage of electronics devices/appliances leading to a dramatic increase in exposure to harmful radiation from personal computers, smartphones, tablet PCs, televisions, CFL bulbs, and LEDs. Despite the high popularity of contact lenses as an alternative to spectacles, eyeglasses market continues to hold its own partly due to the ease of use associated with eyeglasses compared to contact lenses, as well as the improvement in technological and aesthetic qualities of eyeglass lenses and frames. Due to the low access to eye-testing facilities providing prescriptions, developing countries continue to be underpenetrated compared to developed economies. The improving public and private healthcare infrastructure in developing markets is therefore expected to benefit the prescription eyeglasses market in the near future. Besides vision correction, the role of eyeglasses in eye protection is also a significant factor boosting adoption. Technology developments have allowed the eyeglasses to provide comfort in better clarity of vision and safety from the growing threat of hazardous ultraviolet radiations and high-energy blue light in sunlight and artificial lighting sources. Growing consumer awareness about the harmful effects of UV rays such as lesions, chronic or acute ocular structure damage, cataract or even eye cancer, is propelling sales of protective eyewear. Though plano sunglasses are popular due to the UV-protection offered by the non-Rx (non-prescription) lenses, volume demand is weak, particularly in the organized sector across developing geographies. Nevertheless, the prices markup of plano sunglasses is substantially higher than regular eyeglasses owing to manufacturer and retailer branding. There has been a rise in the number of consumers increasing the frequency of replacement and opting for less expensive frames to follow the evolving fashion trends. While online sales are witnessing sharp growth, on the retail side there is a growing trend towards offering discounts to boost sales. Growth in the Sunglasses domain is more backed by fashion appeal rather than eye protection from UV rays. Emerging niches such as sports-specific or performance eyewear segments and the children's eyeglasses present remarkable market opportunities for the overall eyeglasses market in recent years.
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Key Competitors Covered in the Report -
Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia SpA
Easy Power Ltd.
Eschenbach Optik GmbH
Eagle Safety Eyewear
Edward Beiner, Inc.
ELIZABETH AND JAMES HOLDINGS, LLC
Emerging Vision, Inc.,
Emilio Pucci Srl
Segments Covered in the Report -
Product Segment (Lenses, Frames, Sunglasses)
Distribution Channel (Retail, Online)
Gender (Male, Female)
Geographies Analyzed in the Report -
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of Latin America
Rest of Middle East
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