Global Eyeglasses Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Eyeglasses in Million 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 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 419 companies including many key and niche players such as Bausch & Lomb, Inc., The Carl Zeiss Group, De Rigo S.p.A., Essilor International, Hoya Corporation, Indo Internacional, S.A., Luxottica Group S.p.A., Oakley, Inc., Safilo Group S.p.A, and Tek Optical Canada. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Product Definitions I-4Lenses by Material Type I-4Glass Lenses I-4Plastic Lenses I-4MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses I-4Lenses by Design Type I-4Single Vision Lenses I-4Bifocal Lenses I-4Progressive Addition Lenses I-5Frames I-5Metal Frames I-5Plastic Frames I-5Sunglasses I-5II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS II-1

Industry Overview II-1

Vision Correction & Eye Protection: The Two Primary Uses of

Eyeglasses II-1

Image Makeover for Eyeglasses: From Traditional Designs to

Fashionable Models II-1

Movies & Celebrities Glorify Eyewear Usage II-1

Designer Eyewear: A Hit with the Hip II-2

Sunglasses Riding High On the Strength of Fashion II-2

Prevailing Fashion Trends in Eyewear II-3

Tortoise Style II-3

Aviators II-3

Rimless/Semi-rimless Styles: II-3

Dramatic Shape II-3

Sporty Style II-3

Distribution Dynamics II-3

The Rise of Pure Play Retailers Challenge Independent

Optometry Channels II-3

Growing Importance of the Internet as a Key Channel for

Promotion of Eyeglasses II-4

Best Prices Only Online II-4

Eyeglasses Overcome the Threat of Contact Lenses II-5

Demographic Trends Indicate Strong Market Potential II-5

Table 1: Estimated Global Population for the Years 2011,

2015P, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Global Population Demographics (2011 & 2020P):Percentage Breakdown of Population by Age Group - Below 40Years and 40 Years & Above (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: 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-6

Product & Service Comparisons II-7

Impact of the 2007-2009 World Economic Recession II-7

Impact of Healthcare Budget Cuts in Developed Economies: A

Review II-8

Outlook II-9

Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues II-9

Developed Markets: Traditionally Large Revenue Contributors II-9

Low Penetration in Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future

Growth in Eyeglasses Market II-10

Table 4: Global Ophthalmic Optic Market (2011): Market

Penetration As Measured by Estimated Wearer Rate (in %) by

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 5: Global Ophthalmic Optics Market (2011): EstimatedNumber of People Per Retail Outlet by Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-12Sunglasses Segment Continues to Add "Volume" for EyeglassesMarket II-12Popular-Priced Sunglasses Score Over Premium Category II-12Demand for "Me-Too" Sunglasses on the Rise II-13Changing Lifestyle Drives Market for Sunglasses II-13Travel-Retail Sales of Sunglasses Continue to Grow II-13Eyewear Manufacturers License Luxury Brands to TapOpportunities in the Attainable Luxury Segment II-13Lenses II-14Customized Corrective Lenses Grow In Popularity II-14Lenses with Antireflective Coatings Gain Rapid Acceptance II-14Table 6: Global Penetration of Anti-Reflective Coatings onCorrective Lenses (2011): Estimated Percentage Penetrationby Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15Progressive Lenses Gain in Popularity II-15Table 7: Global Progressive Lens Market (2011): EstimatedPercentage Penetration by Select Countries (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-15Plastic Lenses and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses OvershadowGlass Lenses II-15New Materials Gaining Ground II-16Factors Influencing Growth Rates in the Spectacles Frame Segment II-16Demand of Lightweight Frames on the Rise II-16Plastic Frames Gain Traction II-16Small Frames Preferred in the West II-17Focus on Low-Price Offerings Drives Manufacturers toEstablish M&A and JV Deals II-17Emerging Niches Present New Business Opportunities forEyeglasses Market II-17Interchangeable Lenses to Propel Sport Sunglasses Market II-17Innovation - Name of the Game for Industry Players II-18Titanium Based Eyeglasses Grow in Popularity II-18Innovative Designs to Boost Sunglasses Market II-18CAD Tools Aid in Innovative Frame Designs II-19Market Share Findings II-19Table 8: Global Sunglasses Market (2011): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Sales Revenues by Leading Players (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 9: Global Corrective Lens (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Value Sales by Leading Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 10: Global Eyeglass Market (2011): Percentage MarketShare Breakdown of Leading Players (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-19

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20

Introduction II-20

Invention & History II-20

Lenses II-21

Types of Surface Treatments/Coatings Used for Lenses II-21

Types of Lenses: By Lens Material II-21

Table 11: Refraction Index of Corrective Lenses by Material

Type - Glass, Plastic (Low/Medium Index), Polycarbonate,

and Plastic (High/Very High Index) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-21

Glass Lenses II-21

Plastic Lenses II-22

Medium- and High-Index Lenses II-22

Polycarbonate Lenses II-22

Types of Lenses: By Lens Design/Properties II-23

Single Vision Lenses II-23

Multifocal Lenses II-23

Bifocal Lenses II-23

Specially Designed Bifocals II-24

Smart Segment II-24

Progressive Addition Lenses II-24

Progressive Power Lenses II-24

Trifocal Lenses II-24

Aspherical Lenses II-24

Task-Specific Lenses II-24

Photochromatic Lenses II-25

Limitations II-25

Mirrored lenses II-25

Polaroid lenses II-25

Anti-Glare Lenses II-25

Anti-Reflective Lenses II-25

Hydrophobic Topcoating II-25

Anti-Reflective (AR) Procedure II-26

Hard Coating II-26

Hand Cleaning II-26

Ultrasonic Cleaning II-26

Degassing II-26

Inspection II-26

Vacuum Coating II-27

Tinted Lenses II-27

Frames II-27

Metal Frames II-27

Plastic Frames II-27

Rimless Frames II-28

New Space-Age Materials for Frames II-28

Sunglasses II-29

A Brief History II-29

Emergence of Designer Sunglasses in Late 1970s II-29

Quality - A Significant Element in 1980s II-29

Sunglasses - A Fashion Accessory in the 1990s II-30

Sport-Specific Sunglasses: A New Segment II-30

Sunglasses - Primarily Driven by Fashion II-30

Sunglass Styles: 1990s II-30

Traditional Styles II-31

Retro Styles II-31

Sport Styles II-31

Prescription and Non-prescription Sunglasses II-31

Lenses and Frames for Sunglasses II-31

Colors in Sunglass Lenses II-31

Types of Lenses for Sunglasses II-32

Growth Drivers II-33

Depletion of Ozone Layer II-33

Contact Lenses II-33

Trend Towards Multiple Purchases II-33

Marketing of Sunglasses II-33

3. COMMON VISION DEFECTS AND VISION CORRECTION TECHNIQUES II-34Common Vision Defects II-34Myopia II-34Hyperopia II-34Astigmatism/Astigma Angle II-34Presbyopia II-34Hypermetropia II-34Vision Correction Techniques II-35Eyeglasses - The Most Common Method of Vision Correction II-35Radial Keratotomy II-35Photorefractive Keratotomy II-35Custom-Built Moulds II-35Eyeglasses as Safety Means II-35Common Eye Hazards II-36Protective Eyeglasses II-36Short-term Outlook II-36Lenses for Protective Eyeglasses II-36Use of Glass Lenses Limited to Heat-Treated Glass II-37Polycarbonate and Plastic - Popular for Resistance II-37Tinted Lenses - Increase Protectiveness II-37Single Lens Frames for Protective Eyeglasses II-37Laser Protection: A Common Application of Safety Eyeglasses II-37Criteria for Selecting Laser Protection Eyewear II-38

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-39

Maui Jim Unveils GINGER Sunglasses II-39

Eyefly.com Unveils Spring 2012 Collection II-39

Fatheadz Releases Dea for Women and Adds New Styles to Men's Line II-39

Zeal Optics Launches New Line of Sunglasses and Goggles II-40

Zeal Optics to Launch Debut Sunglasses Line II-40

Vuzix Rolls out Wrap 1200VR II-40

Bulgari Introduces Le Gemme Line of Sunglasses and

Prescription Frames II-41

Topman Introduces Sunglasses for Rock Your Shades Day II-41

MOSCOT Introduces Four New Sunglasses II-41

Vuzix Introduces Widescreen Wrap™ 1200 II-42

5. PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-43Samsung Introduces 3D TV Eye-wear II-43Maui Jim Introduces Two New Sunglasses II-43Gatorz Introduces Octane II-43D&G Introduces Madonna's Sunglasses in India II-43Coastal Contacts Launches Transitions Lenses® II-43Bionic Vision Australia Introduces Bionic Eye Sunglasses II-44PixelOptics Introduces emPower II-44Vision-Ease Lens Unveils LifeRx® D35 Bifocal II-44Flyrr.com Introduces Designer Eyewear and Sunglasses Brands II-44William Rast to Unleash new Eyewear Brands II-44Tactical and Wiley X Roll Out Superior-Quality Eyewear II-44Paris Gallery Introduces Chopard's Eyewear Collection for Men II-45Star Unveils Riding Sunglasses II-45Xtreme Fashion &Comfort Launches New Safety Spectacles II-45Simply Eyeglasses Unveils New Stylish Eyewear Collection II-45Bobster Eyewear Introduces Interchangeable Lenses II-45Essilor India Introduces Custom Spectacles for Indians II-46Fitovers Rolls out a New Variety of Prescription Sunglasses II-46Sperian Protection Introduces A900 Series of Eyewears II-46William Rast and Viva International Sign Agreement II-46Transitions Optical and Indo Launch Advanced Lenses underTransitions VI Range (Spain) II-46Safilo Group Launches 55DSL Sunglasses II-47Safilo Group Introduces New Sunglasses under Gucci EyewebCollection II-47Seiko Optical Launches Seiko Superior Lenses II-48Sundog Eyewear Launches Smoke-Colored Mela-Lens™, Mela-Lens™Photochromic and Mela-Lens™ Polarized II-48Hoya Lens India Unveils Customized Lenses in India II-49Galaxy Optical and Religion Clothing Unveils Eyewear Collection II-49Super Sunglasses Launches New Model of Sunglasses II-49Goggles and Glasses Introduces New Vintage Tattoo Sunglasses Line II-49Tint-A-Shield Launches Reusable and Removable Sunglasses II-49Solaris Unveils Roberto Cavalli's Sunglass Collection II-50Solaris Introduces Emilio Pucci Collection of Sunglass II-50Mormaii Rolls Out MX Collection II-50Sourcingmap Wholesale Sunglasses Unveils Fashion Sunglasses Range II-50Jimmy Choo Introduces Sunglasses Collection II-50Fat Face Rolls Out Sunglasses Collection II-50CTSwholesalesunglasses.com Introduces 2008 Sunglass Series II-50Revision Eyewear Launches Hellfly Ballistic Sunglass II-51Ono's Trading Launches Longitude Sunglasses II-51Petrol Eyewear to Launch Polarized Driving Sunglass Collection II-51AffordableVision.com Launches Website for Eyeglass II-51ICU Eyewear Launches Eco-Friendly Reading Eyeglasses II-51Couteur Designs Rolls Out Four New Optical Styles II-51Tri-Specs Rolls Out Stereo Wireless Headphone Sunglasses II-52GlassesUSA Unveils Washington Collection of Eyeglasses II-52SmartBuyGlasses Introduces 2009 Prada Sunglasses Line II-52Revision Rolls Out Sawfly-TX Tactical Eyewear System II-52Seiko Optical Unveils Super MV 1.67 II-53Carl Zeiss Vision Unveils Zeiss Individual SV II-53Clearly Contacts Introduces Progressive Eyeglasses II-53Mauli Jim Unveils New Sunglasses Collection for Women II-534x4 Launches New Safety Eyewear II-54Sundog Eyewear Launches Sundog Mela-Lens II-54Titan Fastrack Rolls Out Army Collection of Sunglasses andWatches II-54EyeGearZone.com Unveils Freedom24 Motorcycle Sunglasses II-54Indo Internacional Introduces New Edition of Mido II-54Indo Internacional Launches Eyewear Collection II-55Quantum Optics Unveils Gargoyles Optical Collection II-55Coastal Contacts Introduces Progressive Lens Eyeglasses II-55Nanofilm Rolls Out Clarity® Defog It II-55Sony Rolls Out Movie Eyeglasses II-55NEC Unveils Retina-Display Translation Specs II-56

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-57

Vera Bradley and McGee Renew Licensing Agreement II-57

Missoni Enters into License Agreement II-57

Marchon Enters into Agreement with Chloé II-57

Luxottica Takes Over Sun Planet Retail Chain II-58

Safilo Acquires Polaroid Eyewear Business II-58

Marchon Eyewear Acquires Dragon Alliance II-59

Menicon to Take Over W.I. System II-59

Luxottica to Acquire Erroca II-59

Acon Investments Acquires Refac Optical Group II-59

Luxottica and Armani Enter into Preliminary Licensing Agreement II-60

Luxottica and Armani Group Sign Letter of Intent for Licensing II-60

Marchon Enters into Licensing Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo II-60

7. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-61Navarre Corporation and Warby Parker Eyewear Enter intoLogistics Agreement II-61Luxottica and Bulgari Extend Licensing Agreement II-61Luxottica and Brooks Brothers Extend Licensing Agreement II-61Viva International Inks Licensing Agreement with Mark Nason II-61Barberini Acquires Ophthalmic Unit of Schott II-61De Rigo Vision Enters into License Agreement with Blufin II-62Essilor Acquires Signet Armorlite II-62FGX International Merges with Essilor II-62Lens Dynamics Merges with Firestone Optics II-62Kaenon Polarized Inks Partnership with Rodenstock II-63Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Partners with PixelOptics II-63GlassesUSA Enters into Partnership with Lions Club II-63Gitanjali Lifestyle Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Hassan'sOptician Company II-63Oakley Renews Agreement with Dorna Sports II-63Luxottica Group Renews Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo Italia II-64Luxottica Group Inks Agreement with Tory Burch II-64Marcolin and Montblanc Renew Agreement II-64Sundog Eyewear Renews Contract with Paula Creamer II-64Safilo Group and Sweetface Fashion Company Renew Agreement II-65Safilo Group Establishes Subsidiary in Moscow II-65Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison to Merge II-65National Vision Purchases Eyeglass World chain II-65Skechers USA Inks Agreement with Viva Intl II-66Teijin Develops Bioplastic Eyeglasses in Partnership withTanaka Foresight II-66Abbott Laboratories Acquires Visiogen II-66Bushnell Outdoor Products Takes-Over Cebe II-66Optoplast Eyewear, Andrew Actman and Actman & Mico to Merge II-66Safilo Group Inks a Licensing Agreement with Tommy Hilfiger II-66Indo Collaborates with McLaren II-67Eschenbach Group Takes Over Tura Eyewear II-67FGX International Purchases Corinne McCormack II-67Maui Jim Terminates Agreement with Luxottica II-68Karl Lagerfeld Enters into Distribution Agreement with Optic 2000 II-68Luxottica to Acquire Stake in Multiopticas II-68Luxottica Renews License Agreement with Donna Karen II-68OptumHealth Joins Hand with Prevent Blindness America II-68Luxottica to Merge Two Production Facilities II-69

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-70

Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (US) II-70

The Carl Zeiss Group (Germany) II-70

De Rigo S.p.A. (Italy) II-70

Essilor International (France) II-71

Hoya Corporation (Japan) II-71

Indo Internacional, S.A. (Spain) II-72

Luxottica Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-72

Oakley, Inc. (USA) II-72

Safilo Group S.p.A. (Italy) II-73

TEK Optical Canada (Canada) II-73

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-74Unit Analytics II-74Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forEyeglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 13: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forUSA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-77Lenses Market II-77Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forLenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 16: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79Lenses by Material Type II-80Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forLenses by Material Type - Glass Lenses, Plastic Lenses, andMHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 19: World Historic Review for Lenses by Material Type

- Glass Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate

Lenses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by MaterialType - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for GlassLenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate LensesMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-82

Table 21: 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 Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 22: World Historic Review for Glass Lenses byGeographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionUnits for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-84

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Glass Lenses by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlastic Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, andRest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 25: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Lenses byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forUSA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 27: 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 Million Units for Years 2010

through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 28: World Historic Review for MHI & PolycarbonateLenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for MHI & Polycarbonate

Lenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-91

Lenses By Design Type II-92

Table 30: 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 Million Units for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 31: World Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionUnits for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-93

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design

Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single

Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forSingle Vision Lenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 34: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 35: World 15-Year Perspective for Single Vision Lensesby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Salesfor USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 36: 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 Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 37: World Historic Review for Bifocal Lenses byGeographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionUnits for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-99

Table 38: World 15-Year Perspective for Bifocal Lenses by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forProgressive Addition Lenses by Geographic Region - USA,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 40: 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 Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 41: World 15-Year Perspective for Progressive AdditionLenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of VolumeSales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Marketsfor Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-103Frames Market II-104Table 42: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFrames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 43: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 44: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106Frames by Material Type II-107Table 45: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFrames by Product Segment - Metal and Plastic MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionUnits for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-107

Table 46: World Historic Review for Frames by Product

Segment - Metal and Plastic Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 47: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by ProductSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Metal andPlastic Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 48: 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 Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 49: World Historic Review for Metal Frames byGeographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionUnits for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-111

Table 50: World 15-Year Perspective for Metal Frames by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlastic Frames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, andRest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 52: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 53: World 15-Year Perspective for Plastic Frames byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forUSA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115Sunglasses Market II-116Table 54: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forSunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, andRest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 55: 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 Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 56: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forUSA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118Sunglasses by Category II-119Table 57: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forSunglasses by Product Segment - Premium-Priced andPopular-Priced Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 58: World Historic Review for Sunglasses by Product

Segment - Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 59: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forPremium-Priced and Popular-Priced Markets for Years 2004,2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 60: 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 Million Units for Years 2010

through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 61: World Historic Review for Premium- PricedSunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, andRest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 62: World 15-Year Perspective for Premium-Priced

Sunglasses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 63: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPopular-Priced Sunglasses by Geographic Region - USA,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 64: 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 Million Units for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 65: World 15-Year Perspective for Popular-PricedSunglasses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Marketsfor Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-127Dollar Analytics II-128Table 66: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forEyeglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 67: 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 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 68: World 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUSA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-131Lenses Market II-131Table 69: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forLenses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 70: 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 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 71: World 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133Frames Market II-134Table 72: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFrames by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 73: 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 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 74: World 15-Year Perspective for Frames by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), LatinAmerica, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 &2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136Sunglasses Market II-137Table 75: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forSunglasses by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, andRest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 76: 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 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 77: World 15-Year Perspective for Sunglasses byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUSA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Factors Key to the US Eyeglasses Market III-1

Aging Population: A Definite Market Opportunity III-1

Table 78: US Eyewear Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Number of Eyewear Users by Age Group (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Increased Replacements Augur Well for the US Eyeglasses Market III-2

Increased Level of Health Awareness III-2

Noteworthy Trends in the US Eyeglasses Market III-2

Bifocals: Edged Aside by Progressive Lenses III-2

New Raw Materials Challenge Polycarbonate in Lens Manufacture III-3

Plastic Versions Dominate the Lenses & Frames Market in the US III-3

Table 79: Retail Structure of Frames Market in the US

(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by

Outlet Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 80: US Retail Eyewear Market (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown of Sales Revenues by Type of Store(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4Sunglasses - A Special Review III-4Table 81: US Sunglasses Lenses Market (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Type of Lens Used III-5Consumer Profile III-5Evolving Market Segments Augur Well for Sunglasses Market III-5Distribution Dynamics III-6Table 82: Market for Sunglasses in the United States(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Dollar Salesby Distribution Channels (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-6Manufacturing Standards for Sunglasses III-7American National Standards, Inc. (ANSI) and FDA VoluntaryLabeling III-7Standards for Labeling Three Categories of Lenses III-7Product Launches/Developments III-7Strategic Corporate Developments III-10Key Players III-14B.Market Analytics III-15Table 83: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forEyeglasses by Product Group / Segment - Lenses (Glass,Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal andPlastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced)Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 84: 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 Million Units for

Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 85: US 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by ProductGroup/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forLenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI & Polycarbonate), Frames(Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced andPopular-Priced) Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 86: 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 Million Units for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 87: US Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type -Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionUnits for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-19

Table 88: US 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by Design Type -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Single Vision,

Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 89: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forEyeglasses by Product Group - Lenses, Frames, and SunglassesMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 90: US Historic Review for Eyeglasses by Product Group

- Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 91: US 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by ProductGroup - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Lenses,Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

2. CANADA III-24

A.Market Analysis III-24

Outlook III-24

Glance at the Canadian Eyewear Industry III-24

Sunglasses- A Highly Desired Fashion Accessory of Canadian

Consumers III-24

Ageing Population to Drive Growth III-25

Understanding Canadian Consumers III-25

Product Developments III-25

Key Player III-25

B.Market Analytics III-26

Table 92: 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 Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 93: Canadian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by ProductGroup/Segment - Lenses (Glass, Plastic, and MHI &Polycarbonate), Frames (Metal and Plastic), and Sunglasses(Premium-Priced and Popular-Priced) Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units forYears 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 94: 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 2004, 2011 & 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 95: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Lenses by Design Type - Single Vision, Bifocal, andProgressive Addition Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 96: Canadian Historic Review for Lenses by Design Type

- Single Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million

Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 97: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Lenses by DesignType - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for SingleVision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition Markets for Years2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 98: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 99: Canadian Historic Review for Eyeglasses by ProductGroup - Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 100: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Eyeglasses by

Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Lenses, Frames, and Sunglasses Markets for Years 2004, 2011

& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

3. JAPAN III-35A.Market Analysis III-35Outlook III-35Global Downturn Encourages Acquisition of Small & Mid SizeRetailers - A Key Trend III-35

To order this report:Glass_Manufacturing Industry: Global Eyeglasses Industry

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