Global Eyeglasses Market

Global Eyeglasses Market

  • May 2014
  • 614 pages
  • Global Industry Analysts
Report ID: 90623
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Eyeglasses in Thousand 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 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 322 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Carl Zeiss AG
De Rigo S.p.A
Essilor International
Hoya Corporation
Indo Internacional, S.A



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 OVERVIEW II-1
A Curtain Raiser II-1
Vision Correction & Eye Protection: The Two Primary Uses of
Eyeglasses II-2
Image Makeover for Eyeglasses: From Traditional Designs to
Fashionable Models II-3
Celebrity On-Screen, Off-Screen Endorsement Drives
Acceptance of Fashionable Eyewear II-3
Designer Eyewear: A Hit with the Hip Crowd II-4
Sunglasses Riding High On the Strength of Fashion II-4
Table 1: Average Sales Price (ASP) in US$ for Select
Sunglass Brands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Impact of the 2007-2009 World Economic Recession II-5
Impact of Healthcare Budget Cuts in Developed Economies: A Review II-6
Outlook II-7
Analysis by Geographic Region II-7
Analysis by Product Segments II-8
Distribution Dynamics II-10
The Rise of Pure-Play Retailers Challenge Independent
Optometry Channels II-10
Growing Importance of the Internet as a Key Channel for
Promotion of Eyeglasses II-10
Online Stores Tout Best Prices II-11
Product & Service Comparisons II-11
Competitive Scenario II-12
Table 2: Worldwide Wholesale Market for Luxury, Premium, and
Sports Sunglasses Frames by Leading Players (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Safilo and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 3: Worldwide Wholesale Market for Sunglasses Frames by
Leading Players (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for Safilo and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 4: Global Spectacle Frame Market by Leading
Manufacturers & Designers (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Sales Revenues for De Rigo, Luxottica, Marcolin, Safilo, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
List of Select Manufacturers with In-house and Licensed Brands II-14

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, GROWTH DRIVERS & ISSUES II-15
Demographic Trends Indicate Strong Market Potential II-15
Table 5: Estimated Global Population for the Years 2011,
2015P, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Aging Population to Drive Demand for Vision Corrective Eyewear II-15
Table 6: Ten Largest Populated Countries Worldwide (July
2013): Total Population (in Millions) by Age Group 0-14
Years, 15-44 Years, 45-64 Years, and 65+ Years for China,
India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh,
Russia and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 7: Global Population Demographics (2011 & 2020P):
Percentage Breakdown of Population by Age Group - Below 40
Years and 40 Years & Above (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 8: 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-17
Expanding Middle Class Population in Developing Countries
Fuels Growth II-17
Table 9: Middle-Class Consumption Across Developed and
Developing Regions (2013E & 2030F): Percentage Breakdown by
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 10: Worldwide Middle Class Population by Geographic
Region (2009, 2020P & 2030F): Breakdown of Number of
Individuals in Millions for North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Accelerating Prescription Renewal, Promoting Multiple Pair
Purchase Vital for Stimulating Sales Growth II-19
Developed Markets Driven by Upgrades and Multiple Purchases II-20
Developing and Emerging Markets to Turbocharge Growth in
Eyeglasses Market II-20
Table 11: Worldwide Demand for Visual Correction by
Geographic Region (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Population
Requiring Optical Correction for Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin
America, and North America (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 12: Global Ophthalmic Optic Market by Geographic
Region/Country (2011): Market Penetration As Measured by
Estimated Wearer Rate (in %) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 13: Global Ophthalmic Optics Market by Country (2011):
Estimated Number of People Per Retail Outlet (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 14: Global Eyeglass Frames Sales by Region (2013&
2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Sales Volumes for Developed
Economies and Developing Economies (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 15: North American Sunglasses Market by Product
Segments (2013 &2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Sales
Revenues for Discount/ Value and Premium (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 16: Chinese Eyeglass Frames Sales by Product Category
(2013 &2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Sales Volumes for
Discount/Value, Mass Market, and Luxury & Premium Frames
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 17: Brazilian Eyeglass Frames Sales by Product Category
(2013 &2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Sales Volumes for Mass
Market, Discount/Value, and Luxury & Premium Frames (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25
China - the Global Production & Consumption Hub for Corrective
Eyeglasses II-25
Retro and Bold Trends Dominate Women and Men's Eyewear Fashion II-25
Sunglasses Segment Continues to Add “Volume” for Eyeglasses
Market II-26
Popular-Priced Sunglasses Score Over Premium Category II-26
Demand for “Me-Too” Sunglasses on the Rise II-27
Changing Lifestyle Drives Market for Sunglasses II-27
Travel-Retail Sales of Sunglasses Continue to Grow II-27
Eyewear Manufacturers License Luxury Brands to Tap
Opportunities in the Attainable Luxury Segment II-28
Customized Corrective Lenses Grow In Popularity II-28
Lenses with Antireflective Coatings Gain Rapid Acceptance II-28
Table 18: Global Penetration of Anti-Reflective Coatings on
Corrective Lenses (2013): Estimated Percentage Penetration by
Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29
Progressive Lenses Gain in Popularity II-29
Table 19: Global Progressive Lens Market (2013): Estimated
Percentage Penetration by Select Countries (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29
Plastic Lenses and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Overshadow Glass
Lenses II-29
New Range of Lenses Shield Eyes from UV Rays and Blue Light
from LEDs II-30
New Materials Gaining Ground II-30
Factors Influencing Growth Rates in the Spectacles Frame Segment II-30
Demand of Lightweight Frames on the Rise II-30
Plastic Frames Gain Traction II-31
Small Frames Preferred in the West II-31
Focus on Low-Price Offerings Drives Manufacturers to Establish
M&A and JV Deals II-31
Emerging Niches Present New Business Opportunities for
Eyeglasses Market II-31
Interchangeable Lenses to Propel Sport Sunglasses Market II-32
Innovation - Name of the Game for Industry Players II-32
Titanium Based Eyeglasses Grow in Popularity II-32
Innovative Designs to Boost Sunglasses Market II-33
CAD Tools Aid in Innovative Frame Designs II-33
Eyeglasses Overcome the Threat of Contact Lenses II-33
Growing Consumer Preference for Refractive Surgical Procedures
Looms Ominously Over the Eyewear Market II-33
Artificial Nanopolymer Eye Lenses to Revolutionize Vision
Correction Procedures II-34

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-35
Introduction II-35
Table 20: General Classification of Eyeglass Products by
Average Sales Price II-35
Invention & History II-35
Lenses II-36
Types of Surface Treatments/Coatings Used for Lenses II-36
Types of Lenses: By Lens Material II-37
Table 21: Refraction Index of Corrective Lenses by Material
Type - Glass, Plastic (Low/Medium Index), Polycarbonate, and
Plastic (High/Very High Index) II-37
Glass Lenses II-37
Plastic Lenses II-37
Medium - and High-Index Lenses II-37
Polycarbonate Lenses II-38
Types of Lenses: By Lens Design/Properties II-38
Single Vision Lenses II-38
Multifocal Lenses II-38
Bifocal Lenses II-39
Specially Designed Bifocals II-39
Smart Segment II-39
Progressive Addition Lenses II-39
Progressive Power Lenses II-39
Trifocal Lenses II-39
Aspherical Lenses II-40
Task-Specific Lenses II-40
Photochromatic Lenses II-40
Limitations II-40
Mirrored lenses II-40
Polaroid lenses II-40
Anti-Glare Lenses II-41
Anti-Reflective Lenses II-41
Hydrophobic Topcoating II-41
Anti-Reflective (AR) Procedure II-41
Hard Coating II-41
Hand Cleaning II-41
Ultrasonic Cleaning II-42
Degassing II-42
Inspection II-42
Vacuum Coating II-42
Tinted Lenses II-42
Frames II-42
Metal Frames II-43
Plastic Frames II-43
Rimless Frames II-43
New Space-Age Materials for Frames II-43
Sunglasses II-44
A Brief History II-44
Emergence of Designer Sunglasses in Late 1970s II-45
Quality - A Significant Element in 1980s II-45
Sunglasses - A Fashion Accessory in the 1990s II-45
Sport-Specific Sunglasses: A New Segment II-45
Sunglasses - Primarily Driven by Fashion II-45
Sunglass Styles: 1990s II-46
Traditional Styles II-46
Retro Styles II-46
Sport Styles II-46
Prescription and Non-prescription Sunglasses II-47
Lenses and Frames for Sunglasses II-47
Colors in Sunglass Lenses II-47
Types of Lenses for Sunglasses II-47
Growth Drivers II-48
Depletion of Ozone Layer II-48
Contact Lenses II-49
Trend Towards Multiple Purchases II-49
Marketing of Sunglasses II-49

4. COMMON VISION DEFECTS AND VISION CORRECTION TECHNIQUES II-50
Common Vision Defects II-50
Myopia II-50
Hyperopia II-50
Astigmatism/Stigma Angle II-50
Presbyopia II-50
Hypermetropia II-50
Vision Correction Techniques II-51
Eyeglasses - The Most Common Method of Vision Correction II-51
Radial Keratotomy II-51
Photorefractive Keratotomy II-51
Custom-Built Molds II-51
Eyeglasses as Safety Means II-51
Common Eye Hazards II-52
Protective Eyeglasses II-52
Short-term Outlook II-52
Lenses for Protective Eyeglasses II-52
Use of Glass Lenses Limited to Heat-Treated Glass II-53
Polycarbonate and Plastic - Popular for Resistance II-53
Tinted Lenses - Increase Protectiveness II-53
Single Lens Frames for Protective Eyeglasses II-53
Laser Protection: A Common Application of Safety Eyeglasses II-53
Criteria for Selecting Laser Protection Eyewear II-54

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-55
Coastal Contacts Unveils "Touch by Alyssa Milano" Signature
Eyewear Line II-55
The Mario Galati Eyewear Collection Launches MG158 Optical Frame II-55
Vision in Style Rolls Out New Models of Sunglasses II-55
Titan Industries Releases Titan Glares Sunglasses II-55
Thomas & Sutton Eye Care Releases Chroma Gen lenses II-56
Dolabany Eyewear launches Classical Arnold Eyeglasses Frames II-56
Maui Jim Introduces Pearl City Line of Feminine Sunglasses II-56
Coastal Contacts Launches First Edition Grammar Collection for
Derek Cardigan Eyeglasses II-57
Ozeal Introduces Range of Metal Glasses II-57
Visionology Unveils High Technology Eyeglasses II-57
Eye Solutions Unveils Blutech Lenses in Collaboration with L7
Creative II-58
Superfocus Unveils Leonardo Collection of Focus Eyeglasses II-58
Warby Parker Unveils Titanium Collection of Sunglasses and
Eyeglasses II-58
ADS Sports Eyewear Expands Product Line with Prescription
Eyeglasses II-59
Maui Jim Unveils GINGER Sunglasses II-59
Eyefly.com Unveils Spring 2012 Collection II-60
Fatheadz Releases Dea for Women and Adds New Styles to Men's Line II-60

6. PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-61
Zeal Optics Launches New Line of Sunglasses and Goggles II-61
Zeal Optics to Launch Debut Sunglasses Line II-61
Vuzix Rolls out Wrap 1200VR II-61
Bulgari Introduces Le Gemme Line of Sunglasses and
Prescription Frames II-62
Topman Introduces Sunglasses for Rock Your Shades Day II-62
MOSCOT Introduces Four New Sunglasses II-62
Vuzix Introduces Widescreen Wrap™ 1200 II-63

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-64
Luxottica Announces Strategic Partnership with Google II-64
Luxottica Takes Over Alain Mikli International II-64
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Acquires Bausch + Lomb Holdings
Incorporated II-64
FLIR Takes Over Certain Assets of DigitalOptics' Micro-optics
Business II-64
Sequential Brands Takes Over REVO Eyewear Brand and Other
Assets from Oakley II-65
Essilor Inks Agreement to Takeover Complete Stake in
Transitions Optical II-65
Essilor Takes Over 50% Stake in Polycore Optical II-65
Essilor Acquires Costa Sunglasses and Expands Sunwear Line II-66
Ossip Optometry and 141 Eyewear Enter into Exclusive Partnership II-66
Society43 Enters into Partnership with NBA II-66
Hoya Vision Care Takes Over Optotal Hoya II-67
Luxottica Takes Over Sun Planet Retail Chain II-67
Safilo Acquires Polaroid Eyewear Business II-68
Vera Bradley and McGee Renew Licensing Agreement II-68
Missoni Enters into License Agreement II-68
Marchon Enters into Agreement with Chloé II-69
Marchon Eyewear Acquires Dragon Alliance II-69

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-70
Menicon to Take Over W.I. System II-70
Luxottica to Acquire Erroca II-70
Acon Investments Acquires Refac Optical Group II-70
Luxottica and Armani Enter into Preliminary Licensing Agreement II-70
Luxottica and Armani Group Sign Letter of Intent for Licensing II-71
Marchon Enters into Licensing Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo II-71

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-72
Carl Zeiss AG (Germany) II-72
De Rigo S.p.A. (Italy) II-72
Essilor International (France) II-73
Hoya Corporation (Japan) II-73
Indo Internacional, S.A. (Spain) II-74
Luxottica Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-74
Oakley, Inc. (USA) II-75
Safilo Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-75
TEK Optical Canada (Canada) II-76

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-77
Table 22: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 23: 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 Thousand Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 25: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 26: 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 Thousand Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 28: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 29: World Historic Review for Lenses by Material Type -
Glass Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Material
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for Glass
Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 31: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 32: 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 Thousand Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Lenses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 34: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 35: 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 Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Lenses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 37: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 38: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for MHI & Polycarbonate
Lenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 40: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 41: World Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design Type-
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for Single Vision,
Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 43: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 44: 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 Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 45: World 15-Year Perspective for Single Vision Lenses
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 46: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 47: 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 Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for Bifocal Lenses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 49: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 50: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Progressive Addition
Lenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 52: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 53: 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 Thousand Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Frames by Product Segment - Metal and Plastic Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 56: World Historic Review for Frames by Product Segment-
Metal and Plastic Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 57: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for Metal
and Plastic Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 58: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 59: 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 Thousand Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 60: World 15-Year Perspective for Metal Frames by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 61: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 62: 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 Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 63: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Frames by
Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 64: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 65: 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 Thousand Units for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 66: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Sunglasses by Product Segment - Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 68: World Historic Review for Sunglasses by Product
Segment - Premium-Priced and Popular- Priced Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 69: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Volume Sales for
Premium-Priced and Popular- Priced Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 70: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 71: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 72: World 15-Year Perspective for Premium- Priced
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 73: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 74: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 75: World 15-Year Perspective for Popular-Priced
Sunglasses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 76: 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 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 77: 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
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 78: 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 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 79: 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 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 80: 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
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 81: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 82: 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 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 83: 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
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 84: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 85: 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 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 86: 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
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 87: 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 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
US Eyeglasses Market Gains Momentum from Positive
Demographic Factors and Obamacare III-1
Consumer Profile III-1
Distribution Dynamics III-2
Manufacturing Standards for Sunglasses III-2
American National Standards, Inc. (ANSI) and FDA Voluntary
Labeling III-2
Standards for Labeling Three Categories of Lenses III-3
FDA Issues Import Alert 86-07 Blocking Imported Eyeglasses
Lenses with Poor Impact Resistance III-3
Noteworthy Trends & Growth Drivers III-3
North America- A Land of Opportunities for Prescription
Eyewear III-3
Table 88: North American Vision Insurance Coverage (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Population Insured by Employer,
Insured by Government, and Not Insured (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Aging Population: A Definite Market Opportunity III-4
Table 89: US Eyewear Market by Age Group (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Number of Eyewear Users for the
Age Groups 18-34 Years, 35-44 Years, 45-54 Years, 55-64
Years, and 65+ Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Increased Replacements Augur Well for the US Eyeglasses Market III-5
Increased Level of Health Awareness III-5
US Eyewear Market Takes on Oligopolistic Characteristics III-5
Brick and Mortar Stores and Online Retailers Battle for
Market Share III-5
Table 90: The US Retail Sales of Frames by Channel (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Chain Stores,
Departmental Stores, Independent Retailers, Mass
Merchandisers, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 91: The US Retail Sales of Lenses by Channel (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Chain Stores,
Departmental Stores, Independent Retailers, Mass
Merchandisers, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 92: The US Retail Sales of Sunglasses by Channel
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Chain
Stores, Departmental Stores, Independent Retailers, Mass
Merchandisers, Specialty Stores, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Bifocals: Edged Aside by Progressive Lenses III-7
New Raw Materials Challenge Polycarbonate in Lens Manufacture III-7
Plastic Versions Dominate the Lenses & Frames Market in the US III-8
Polarized Lenses and Premium Products to Drive Growth of
Sunglasses Market III-8
Table 93: North American Sunglasses Market by Product
Segments (2013 &2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Sales
Revenues for Discount/Value and Premium (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Evolving Market Segments Augur Well for Sunglasses Market III-9
Frames With Retro Designs and Eco-friendly Materials Allure
Consumers III-10
Product Introductions/Developments III-10
Strategic Corporate Developments III-13
Key Player III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 94: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 95: 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 Thousand Units for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 96: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 97: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 98: US Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -
Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 99: US 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design Type -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single Vision,
Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 100: 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 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 101: US Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 102: US 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by Product
Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Lenses,
Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

2. CANADA III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Market Overview & Outlook III-26
Regulations Stifle Competition in Ontario Eyewear Market III-26
Sunglasses- A Highly Desired Fashion Accessory of Canadian
Consumers III-27
Ageing Population to Drive Growth III-27
Understanding Canadian Consumers III-27
Product Introductions III-28
Strategic Corporate Development III-29
Key Player III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 103: 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
Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 104: 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 Thousand Units for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 105: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 106: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 107: Canadian Historic Review for Lenses by Design
Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Units for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 108: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single
Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 109: 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 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 110: Canadian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 111: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

3. JAPAN III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Resurgent Economy, Demographic and Lifestyle Factors to
Boost Sales of Eyewear in Japan III-39
Global Downturn Encourages Acquisition of Small & Mid Size
Retailers - A Key Trend III-40
Intense Competition in Distribution Channels Drags Down
Product Prices III-40
Key Market Findings III-40
Table 112: Japanese Eyeglass Market (2011): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Key Player III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 113: 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
Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 114: 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 Thousand Units for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 115: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 116: 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 Thousand Units for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 117: Japanese Historic Review for Lenses by Design
Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annu
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