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Eyewear Market Research - Segmentation By Product (Contact Lenses, Spectacles, Sunglasses), By Distribution Channel (E-Commerce and Offline), By Region – Global Industry Analysis Size, Growth, Demand and Forecast Research Report 2021– 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 9203
Pages: 175

Eyewear Market Size & Growth (2021-2026):

The Eyewear Market was worth US$ xx million in 2021, and it is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ xx million by the end of 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 8.8%

The eyewear consists of accessories that are worn over the eyes to correct vision or to protect the eyes from eye debris, harmful radiation, or excessive light. Eyewear includes glasses, lenses, and sunglasses that we use to correct our eyesight or to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays and dust particles. In this scenario, consumers not only wear eyewear to correct vision but also to improve their appearance. Many market participants offer innovative eyewear and lenses due to technological advances and the availability of lightweight materials. Emerging countries like India and China are experiencing rapid growth in the global eyewear market.

Impact of Covid-19 on Global Eyewear Market:

The worldwide lockdown caused by the pandemic is being uplifted slowly across nations and the supply chain is restoring its value. Due to the disruption in the market, retail stores were completely shut. Therefore, it is expected that online platforms have tremendous growth opportunities in front of them as businesses are shifting their focus to the online platform. The fashion market was affected during the lockdown and is expected to experience a decline in the expected sales for the next few months. As the situation will settle and the production will resume back to normal with the complete settlement of the supply chain, the market will resume to its projected strength

Recent Developments:                                    

  1. In October 2018, Essilor, a leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses, merged with Luxottica, a leading player in the sunglasses market, to gain a competitive advantage and strengthen its geographical presence.
  2. In 2015, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. launched a new contact lens with a tear injection design. Johnson & Johnson ACUVUE OASYS brand contact lenses with HydraLuxe technology provide clear vision throughout the day.
  3. March 27, 2019: Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the launch in the United States of ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS LIGHT INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY.

Market Growth:

The rapid increase in the number of visual disabilities and increased awareness of vision detection is expected to stimulate growth.

Market Drivers: 

The increased awareness of the dangers of UV exposure, the increase in visual impairment, the increased demand for fashion sunglasses, and the need for the Eyewear market, as well as medical and personal use, have passed from the real requirements to the desired. In general, glasses have been used to overcome the disadvantages of poor vision. This increased the use of more glasses in front of the individual than in the disease of the body. Gradual changes in the way people think about the use of glasses have had a high impact on the world market for eyewear, and the demand for sunglasses arises from a greater awareness of the adverse effects of harmful UV rays. 

The propensity of people to the new fashion trends adopted has contributed to the growth of the global eyewear market. Modern innovations and technological advances have been added to the versatility and quality of the glasses with an aesthetic appeal and style, making the glasses an accessory to improve the personality. The introduction of contact lenses has become an easy way for people to avoid eyewear without laser treatment, which has boosted the growth of the global eyewear market.

Market Restraints:

But with the advancement of medical technology, higher adoption of vision correction surgery, such as LASIK, RLE, PRK, LASEK, epi-LASIK and PRELEX can hamper the demand for products. In addition, in price-sensitive countries, the significant price difference between lenses with and without a brand has changed the preference for low-cost products, especially in the middle-class population.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By product type, By distribution type

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Luxxotica, Essilor International S.A., Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Hoya Corporation, Cooper Vision, Fielmann AG, Rodenstock, De Rigo SpA, Carl Zeiss, Safilo Group SpA, and Marcolin.

 Market Segmentation:

Eyewear Market By product type

Glasses accounted for more than 55% of the global demand in 2018 and dominated the overall market share of eyewear. The introduction of innovative designs backed by the growth of the online distribution sector has led to a more significant market share as the demand for eyeglass frames increases. Plano sunglasses are expected to benefit significantly from 6.5% or more by 2026 each year.

Eyewear Market By distribution type:

The offline model accounted for a significant portion of the general market in terms of sales in 2018. Distribution through retail stores in optical stores, department stores and hypermarkets are expected to generate higher sales. It is convenient to make immediate purchase decisions. Optical stores are the most preferred channel to buy glasses when consumers receive a wide range of services, such as optometry and optometrists.

Eyewear Market – Geographical Presence:

The global eyewear market can be divided into five key major regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa

The 2019 market was dominated by Asia Pacific that is likely to project a significant CAGR in the forecast period. The need to use corrective eyewear was facilitated by the growing number of myopia cases. Major market players such as PRADA have been establishing production units in Asia to gain access to better technology along with cheap labor. Further alignment of the eyewear market with fashion trends has been fueling growth in Asia. The growing youth population supported by rising disposable income is leading to market growth in the region.

North America owned a significant revenue share of the global eyewear market in 2019. The government’s efforts to establish well-distributed transportation made the supply chain more effective. The existence of major eyewear brands in the region is leading to market growth. Improving lifestyle has led to the inclination of the population towards premium products. 

The rising preference for eyewear products as a luxury item is leading to market growth in Europe and Middle East & Africa. Latin America is prospering in the contact lens segment of the eyewear market. 

Eyewear Market – Competition in the marketplace:

The high fragmentation of the global eyewear market can be attributed to the presence of several regional as well as multinational players. The majority of the market revenue is held by a few multinational corporations in spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and the Plano sunglasses segment. The players are primarily focusing on product innovation, product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and product portfolio expansion.

International players have started to get involved with governments to initiate a business partnership in order to generate returns in developing countries. This partnership involves providing products at lower cost while the government will promote the need for the product. These collaborative actions lead to the promotion of the product and the expansion of the customer base.

Key Players:

Major companies in the Eyewear market include Luxxotica, Essilor International S.A., Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Hoya Corporation, Cooper Vision, Fielmann AG, Rodenstock, De Rigo SpA, Carl Zeiss, Safilo Group SpA, and Marcolin.

  • Fielmann Ventures GmbH recently acquired shares (20%) of the augmented reality specialist FittingBox SA as part of its capital increase.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods  

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends 

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Eyewear Market, By Product                              

                                6.1.1 Contact Lenses      

                                6.1.2 Spectacles               

                                6.1.3 Sunglasses              

    6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 Eyewear Market, By Distribution Channel                     

                                6.2.1 E-Commerce          

                                6.2.2 Offline      

                                6.2.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.5 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021- 2026)  

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Product              

                                7.2.3 By Distribution Channel     

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Product              

                                7.3.3 By Distribution Channel     

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Product              

                                7.4.3 By Distribution Channel     

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Product              

                                7.5.3 By Distribution Channel     

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Product              

                                7.6.3 By Distribution Channel     

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Luxxotica                     

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Essilor International S.A                        

                8.3 Johnson & Johnson                 

                8.4 Bausch & Lomb                         

                8.5 Hoya Corporation                    

                8.6 Cooper Vision                            

                8.7 Fielmann AG                              

                8.8 Rodenstock                

                8.9 De Rigo SpA                

                8.10 Carl Zeiss                   

                8.11 Safilo Group SpA                    

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • The segment-level analysis in terms of By product, By Distribution Channel and along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the microenvironment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analyzing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis, and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies, and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis, and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Eyewear Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Eyewear Market By Product, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Contact Lenses Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Spectacles Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Sunglasses Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Eyewear Market By Distribution Channel, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global E-Commerce Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Offline Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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