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 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 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 40
Years and 40 Years & Above (includes corresponding
Graph/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): Estimated
Number of People Per Retail Outlet by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Sunglasses Segment Continues to Add "Volume" for Eyeglasses
Market II-12
Popular-Priced Sunglasses Score Over Premium Category II-12
Demand for "Me-Too" Sunglasses on the Rise II-13
Changing Lifestyle Drives Market for Sunglasses II-13
Travel-Retail Sales of Sunglasses Continue to Grow II-13
Eyewear Manufacturers License Luxury Brands to Tap
Opportunities in the Attainable Luxury Segment II-13
Lenses II-14
Customized Corrective Lenses Grow In Popularity II-14
Lenses with Antireflective Coatings Gain Rapid Acceptance II-14
Table 6: Global Penetration of Anti-Reflective Coatings on
Corrective Lenses (2011): Estimated Percentage Penetration
by Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Progressive Lenses Gain in Popularity II-15
Table 7: Global Progressive Lens Market (2011): Estimated
Percentage Penetration by Select Countries (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Plastic Lenses and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Overshadow
Glass Lenses II-15
New Materials Gaining Ground II-16
Factors Influencing Growth Rates in the Spectacles Frame Segment II-16
Demand of Lightweight Frames on the Rise II-16
Plastic Frames Gain Traction II-16
Small Frames Preferred in the West II-17
Focus on Low-Price Offerings Drives Manufacturers to
Establish M&A and JV Deals II-17
Emerging Niches Present New Business Opportunities for
Eyeglasses Market II-17
Interchangeable Lenses to Propel Sport Sunglasses Market II-17
Innovation - Name of the Game for Industry Players II-18
Titanium Based Eyeglasses Grow in Popularity II-18
Innovative Designs to Boost Sunglasses Market II-18
CAD Tools Aid in Innovative Frame Designs II-19
Market Share Findings II-19
Table 8: Global Sunglasses Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Sales Revenues by Leading Players (includes
corresponding 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 Market
Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding
Graph/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-34
Common Vision Defects II-34
Myopia II-34
Hyperopia II-34
Astigmatism/Astigma Angle II-34
Presbyopia II-34
Hypermetropia II-34
Vision Correction Techniques II-35
Eyeglasses - The Most Common Method of Vision Correction II-35
Radial Keratotomy II-35
Photorefractive Keratotomy II-35
Custom-Built Moulds II-35
Eyeglasses as Safety Means II-35
Common Eye Hazards II-36
Protective Eyeglasses II-36
Short-term Outlook II-36
Lenses for Protective Eyeglasses II-36
Use of Glass Lenses Limited to Heat-Treated Glass II-37
Polycarbonate and Plastic - Popular for Resistance II-37
Tinted Lenses - Increase Protectiveness II-37
Single Lens Frames for Protective Eyeglasses II-37
Laser Protection: A Common Application of Safety Eyeglasses II-37
Criteria 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-43
Samsung Introduces 3D TV Eye-wear II-43
Maui Jim Introduces Two New Sunglasses II-43
Gatorz Introduces Octane II-43
D&G Introduces Madonna's Sunglasses in India II-43
Coastal Contacts Launches Transitions Lenses® II-43
Bionic Vision Australia Introduces Bionic Eye Sunglasses II-44
PixelOptics Introduces emPower II-44
Vision-Ease Lens Unveils LifeRx® D35 Bifocal II-44
Flyrr.com Introduces Designer Eyewear and Sunglasses Brands II-44
William Rast to Unleash new Eyewear Brands II-44
Tactical and Wiley X Roll Out Superior-Quality Eyewear II-44
Paris Gallery Introduces Chopard's Eyewear Collection for Men II-45
Star Unveils Riding Sunglasses II-45
Xtreme Fashion &Comfort Launches New Safety Spectacles II-45
Simply Eyeglasses Unveils New Stylish Eyewear Collection II-45
Bobster Eyewear Introduces Interchangeable Lenses II-45
Essilor India Introduces Custom Spectacles for Indians II-46
Fitovers Rolls out a New Variety of Prescription Sunglasses II-46
Sperian Protection Introduces A900 Series of Eyewears II-46
William Rast and Viva International Sign Agreement II-46
Transitions Optical and Indo Launch Advanced Lenses under
Transitions VI Range (Spain) II-46
Safilo Group Launches 55DSL Sunglasses II-47
Safilo Group Introduces New Sunglasses under Gucci Eyeweb
Collection II-47
Seiko Optical Launches Seiko Superior Lenses II-48
Sundog Eyewear Launches Smoke-Colored Mela-Lens™, Mela-Lens™
Photochromic and Mela-Lens™ Polarized II-48
Hoya Lens India Unveils Customized Lenses in India II-49
Galaxy Optical and Religion Clothing Unveils Eyewear Collection II-49
Super Sunglasses Launches New Model of Sunglasses II-49
Goggles and Glasses Introduces New Vintage Tattoo Sunglasses Line II-49
Tint-A-Shield Launches Reusable and Removable Sunglasses II-49
Solaris Unveils Roberto Cavalli's Sunglass Collection II-50
Solaris Introduces Emilio Pucci Collection of Sunglass II-50
Mormaii Rolls Out MX Collection II-50
Sourcingmap Wholesale Sunglasses Unveils Fashion Sunglasses Range II-50
Jimmy Choo Introduces Sunglasses Collection II-50
Fat Face Rolls Out Sunglasses Collection II-50
CTSwholesalesunglasses.com Introduces 2008 Sunglass Series II-50
Revision Eyewear Launches Hellfly Ballistic Sunglass II-51
Ono's Trading Launches Longitude Sunglasses II-51
Petrol Eyewear to Launch Polarized Driving Sunglass Collection II-51
AffordableVision.com Launches Website for Eyeglass II-51
ICU Eyewear Launches Eco-Friendly Reading Eyeglasses II-51
Couteur Designs Rolls Out Four New Optical Styles II-51
Tri-Specs Rolls Out Stereo Wireless Headphone Sunglasses II-52
GlassesUSA Unveils Washington Collection of Eyeglasses II-52
SmartBuyGlasses Introduces 2009 Prada Sunglasses Line II-52
Revision Rolls Out Sawfly-TX Tactical Eyewear System II-52
Seiko Optical Unveils Super MV 1.67 II-53
Carl Zeiss Vision Unveils Zeiss Individual SV II-53
Clearly Contacts Introduces Progressive Eyeglasses II-53
Mauli Jim Unveils New Sunglasses Collection for Women II-53
4x4 Launches New Safety Eyewear II-54
Sundog Eyewear Launches Sundog Mela-Lens II-54
Titan Fastrack Rolls Out Army Collection of Sunglasses and
Watches II-54
EyeGearZone.com Unveils Freedom24 Motorcycle Sunglasses II-54
Indo Internacional Introduces New Edition of Mido II-54
Indo Internacional Launches Eyewear Collection II-55
Quantum Optics Unveils Gargoyles Optical Collection II-55
Coastal Contacts Introduces Progressive Lens Eyeglasses II-55
Nanofilm Rolls Out Clarity® Defog It II-55
Sony Rolls Out Movie Eyeglasses II-55
NEC 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-61
Navarre Corporation and Warby Parker Eyewear Enter into
Logistics Agreement II-61
Luxottica and Bulgari Extend Licensing Agreement II-61
Luxottica and Brooks Brothers Extend Licensing Agreement II-61
Viva International Inks Licensing Agreement with Mark Nason II-61
Barberini Acquires Ophthalmic Unit of Schott II-61
De Rigo Vision Enters into License Agreement with Blufin II-62
Essilor Acquires Signet Armorlite II-62
FGX International Merges with Essilor II-62
Lens Dynamics Merges with Firestone Optics II-62
Kaenon Polarized Inks Partnership with Rodenstock II-63
Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Partners with PixelOptics II-63
GlassesUSA Enters into Partnership with Lions Club II-63
Gitanjali Lifestyle Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Hassan's
Optician Company II-63
Oakley Renews Agreement with Dorna Sports II-63
Luxottica Group Renews Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo Italia II-64
Luxottica Group Inks Agreement with Tory Burch II-64
Marcolin and Montblanc Renew Agreement II-64
Sundog Eyewear Renews Contract with Paula Creamer II-64
Safilo Group and Sweetface Fashion Company Renew Agreement II-65
Safilo Group Establishes Subsidiary in Moscow II-65
Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison to Merge II-65
National Vision Purchases Eyeglass World chain II-65
Skechers USA Inks Agreement with Viva Intl II-66
Teijin Develops Bioplastic Eyeglasses in Partnership with
Tanaka Foresight II-66
Abbott Laboratories Acquires Visiogen II-66
Bushnell Outdoor Products Takes-Over Cebe II-66
Optoplast Eyewear, Andrew Actman and Actman & Mico to Merge II-66
Safilo Group Inks a Licensing Agreement with Tommy Hilfiger II-66
Indo Collaborates with McLaren II-67
Eschenbach Group Takes Over Tura Eyewear II-67
FGX International Purchases Corinne McCormack II-67
Maui Jim Terminates Agreement with Luxottica II-68
Karl Lagerfeld Enters into Distribution Agreement with Optic 2000 II-68
Luxottica to Acquire Stake in Multiopticas II-68
Luxottica Renews License Agreement with Donna Karen II-68
OptumHealth Joins Hand with Prevent Blindness America II-68
Luxottica 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-74
Unit Analytics II-74
Table 12: 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 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 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-76
Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-77
Lenses Market II-77
Table 15: 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 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 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-79
Lenses by Material Type II-80
Table 18: 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 Million Units for Years 2010
through 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 Material
Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass
Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses
Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/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 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-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 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 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 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-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 & 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 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 Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/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 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 2010
through 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 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-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 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-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 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 2010
through 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 Addition
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-103
Frames Market II-104
Table 42: 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 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 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-106
Frames by Material Type II-107
Table 45: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Frames by Product Segment - Metal and Plastic Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/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 Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Metal and
Plastic Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding 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 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-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 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 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 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-115
Sunglasses Market II-116
Table 54: 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 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 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-118
Sunglasses by Category II-119
Table 57: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Sunglasses by Product Segment - Premium-Priced and
Popular-Priced Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales 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 by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Premium-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- 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-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 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 2010
through 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-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-127
Dollar Analytics II-128
Table 66: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding 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 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 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130
Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-131
Lenses Market II-131
Table 69: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding 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 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 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133
Frames Market II-134
Table 72: 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 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding 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 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 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136
Sunglasses Market II-137
Table 75: 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 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 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 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

III. 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): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Sales Revenues by Type of Store
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Sunglasses - A Special Review III-4
Table 81: US Sunglasses Lenses Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Type of Lens Used III-5
Consumer Profile III-5
Evolving Market Segments Augur Well for Sunglasses Market III-5
Distribution Dynamics III-6
Table 82: Market for Sunglasses in the United States
(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Dollar Sales
by Distribution Channels (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Manufacturing Standards for Sunglasses III-7
American National Standards, Inc. (ANSI) and FDA Voluntary
Labeling III-7
Standards for Labeling Three Categories of Lenses III-7
Product Launches/Developments III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Key Players III-14
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 83: 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
Million Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding 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 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-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 Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million
Units for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/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 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-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 Product
Group - 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 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-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 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-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 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-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 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-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-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Global Downturn Encourages Acquisition of Small & Mid Size
Retailers - A Key Trend III-35

To order this report:
Ophthalmic Devices Industry:
Global Eyeglasses Industry

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