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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 each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-Year Historics is provided for these markets. The report profiles 419 companies including many key and niche players such as Bausch & Lomb, 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 S.p.A, and Tek Optical Canada. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

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-3

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-5

Single Vision Lenses I-5

Bifocal Lenses I-5

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

Eyeglasses Overcome the Threat of Contact Lenses II-3

Current Market Scenario II-3

Eyeglasses Market Goes Through Turbulent Times II-3

Distribution Dynamics II-4

High-Value Fashion Brands Takes a Hit II-4

Bright Spots Amidst Distress II-5

Demographic Trends Indicate Strong Market Potential II-5

Table 1: Total Addressable Market for Eyeglasses (2008):

Breakdown of Number of Eyeglass Wearers and Untreated

Individuals with Poor Eyesight by Region (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Global Population Demographics (2010): Percentage

Breakdown of Population by Age Group - Below 44 Years and

45 Years & Above II-5

Growing Importance of the Internet as a Key Channel for

Promotion of Eyeglasses II-6

Best Prices Only Online II-6

Product & Service Comparisons II-7

Impact on Market Prospects: Now & Beyond II-7

Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues II-8

Developed Markets - Traditionally Large Revenue Contributors II-8

Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth in

Eyeglasses Market II-8

Sunglasses Segment Continues to Add "Volume" for Eyeglasses

Market II-9

Popular-Priced Sunglasses Score Over Premium Category II-9

Demand for "Me-Too" Sunglasses on the Rise II-9

Changing Lifestyle Drives Market for Sunglasses II-9

Travel-Retail Sales of Sunglasses Continue to Grow II-10

Lenses - The Largest Revenue Generator for Eyeglasses Market II-10

Tremendous Progress in Progressive Addition Lenses Market II-10

Plastic Lenses and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses Overshadow

Glass Lenses II-10

New Materials Gaining Ground II-11

Factors Influencing Growth Rates in the Spectacles Frame Segment II-11

Demand of Lightweight Frames on the Rise II-11

Plastic Frames Gain Traction II-12

Small Frames Preferred in the West II-12

Focus on Low-Price Offerings Drives Manufacturers to

Establish M&A and JV Deals II-12

Emerging Niches Present New Business Opportunities for

Eyeglasses Market II-12

Interchangeable Lenses to Propel Sport Sunglasses Market II-13

Innovation - Name of the Game for Industry Players II-13

Innovative Designs to Boost Sunglasses Market II-13

CAD Tools Aid in Innovative Frame Designs II-14

Market Share Findings II-14

Table 3: Worldwide Eyeglasses Market (Q2-2007): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Revenue by Leading Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-15

Introduction II-15

Invention & History II-15

Lenses II-16

Types of Surface Treatments/Coatings Used for Lenses II-16

Types of Lenses: By Lens Material II-16

Table 4: Refraction Index of Corrective Lenses by Material

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

Plastic (High/Very High Index) II-16

Glass Lenses II-17

Plastic Lenses II-17

Medium- and High-Index Lenses II-17

Polycarbonate Lenses II-17

Types of Lenses: By Lens Design/Properties II-18

Single Vision Lenses II-18

Multifocal Lenses II-18

Bifocal Lenses II-19

Specially Designed Bifocals II-19

Smart Segment II-19

Progressive Addition Lenses II-19

Progressive Power Lenses II-19

Trifocal Lenses II-19

Aspherical Lenses II-19

Task-Specific Lenses II-20

Photochromatic Lenses II-20

Limitations II-20

Mirrored lenses II-20

Polaroid lenses II-20

Anti-Glare Lenses II-20

Anti-Reflective Lenses II-21

Hydrophobic Topcoating II-21

Anti-Reflective (AR) Procedure II-21

Hard Coating II-21

Hand Cleaning II-21

Ultrasonic Cleaning II-22

Degassing II-22

Inspection II-22

Vacuum Coating II-22

Tinted Lenses II-22

Frames II-23

Metal Frames II-23

Plastic Frames II-23

Rimless Frames II-23

New Space-Age Materials for Frames II-23

Sunglasses II-24

A Brief History II-24

Emergence of Designer Sunglasses in Late 1970s II-25

Quality - A Significant Element in 1980s II-25

Sunglasses - A Fashion Accessory in the 1990s II-25

Sport-Specific Sunglasses: A New Segment II-26

Sunglasses - Primarily Driven by Fashion II-26

Sunglass Styles: 1990s II-26

Traditional Styles II-26

Retro Styles II-27

Sport Styles II-27

Prescription and Non-prescription Sunglasses II-27

Lenses and Frames for Sunglasses II-27

Colors in Sunglass Lenses II-27

Types of Lenses for Sunglasses II-28

Growth Drivers II-29

Depletion of Ozone Layer II-29

Contact Lenses II-29

Trend Towards Multiple Purchases II-29

Marketing of Sunglasses II-29

3. COMMON VISION DEFECTS AND VISION CORRECTION TECHNIQUES II-30

COMMON VISION DEFECTS II-30

Myopia II-30

Hyperopia II-30

Astigmatism/Astigma Angle II-30

Presbyopia II-30

Hypermetropia II-30

Vision Correction Techniques II-31

Eyeglasses - The Most Common Method of Vision Correction II-31

Radial Keratotomy II-31

Photorefractive Keratotomy II-31

Custom-Built Moulds II-31

Eyeglasses as Safety Means II-31

Common Eye Hazards II-32

Protective Eyeglasses II-32

Short-term Outlook II-32

Lenses for Protective Eyeglasses II-33

Use of Glass Lenses Limited to Heat-Treated Glass II-33

Polycarbonate and Plastic - Popular for Resistance II-33

Tinted Lenses - Increase Protectiveness II-33

Single Lens Frames for Protective Eyeglasses II-33

Laser Protection: A Common Application of Safety Eyeglasses II-34

Criteria for Selecting Laser Protection Eyewear II-34

4. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-35

Rimless Eyeglasses Invented in Japan II-35

Scratchproof Plastic Lenses II-35

OPTX 20/20 HydroTac Lenses for Safety Glasses II-35

5. OTHER DEVELOPMENTS II-36

Bausch & Lomb Receives FDA Clearance II-36

Bausch & Lomb Obtains FDA Clearance for Crystalens HDTM II-36

Hoya Surgical Optics Receives FDA Approval II-36

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-37

Vision-Ease Lens Unveils LifeRx® D35 Bifocal II-37

Flyrr.com Introduces Designer Eyewear and Sunglasses Brands II-37

William Rast to Unleash new Eyewear Brands II-37

Tactical and Wiley X Roll Out Superior-Quality Eyewear II-37

Paris Gallery Introduces Chopard's Eyewear Collection for Men II-37

Star Unveils Riding Sunglasses II-38

Xtreme Fashion &Comfort Launches New Safety Spectacles II-38

Simply Eyeglasses Unveils New Stylish Eyewear Collection II-38

Bobster Eyewear Introduces Interchangeable Lenses II-38

Essilor India Introduces Custom Spectacles for Indians II-39

Fitovers Rolls out a New Variety of Prescription Sunglasses II-39

Sperian Protection Introduces A900 Series of Eyewears II-39

William Rast and Viva International Sign Agreement II-39

Transitions Optical and Indo Launch Advanced Lenses under

Transitions VI Range (Spain) II-39

Safilo Group Launches 55DSL Sunglasses II-40

Safilo Group Introduces New Sunglasses under Gucci Eyeweb

Collection II-40

Seiko Optical Launches Seiko Superior Lenses II-41

Sundog Eyewear Launches Smoke-Colored Mela-Lens™, Mela-Lens™

Photochromic and Mela-Lens™ Polarized II-41

Hoya Lens India Unveils Customized Lenses in India II-42

Galaxy Optical and Religion Clothing Unveils Eyewear Collection II-42

Super Sunglasses Launches New Model of Sunglasses II-42

Goggles and Glasses Introduces New Vintage Tattoo Sunglasses Line II-42

Tint-A-Shield Launches Reusable and Removable Sunglasses II-43

Solaris Unveils Roberto Cavalli's Sunglass Collection II-43

Solaris Introduces Emilio Pucci Collection of Sunglass II-43

Mormaii Rolls Out MX Collection II-43

Sourcingmap Wholesale Sunglasses Unveils Fashion Sunglasses Range II-43

Jimmy Choo Introduces Sunglasses Collection II-43

Fat Face Rolls Out Sunglasses Collection II-44

CTSwholesalesunglasses.com Introduces 2008 Sunglass Series II-44

Revision Eyewear Launches Hellfly Ballistic Sunglass II-44

Ono's Trading Launches Longitude Sunglasses II-44

Petrol Eyewear to Launch Polarized Driving Sunglass Collection II-44

AffordableVision.com Launches Website for Eyeglass II-44

ICU Eyewear Launches Eco-Friendly Reading Eyeglasses II-45

Couteur Designs Rolls Out Four New Optical Styles II-45

Tri-Specs Rolls Out Stereo Wireless Headphone Sunglasses II-45

GlassesUSA Unveils Washington Collection of Eyeglasses II-45

SmartBuyGlasses Introduces 2009 Prada Sunglasses Line II-46

Revision Rolls Out Sawfly-TX Tactical Eyewear System II-46

Seiko Optical Unveils Super MV 1.67 II-46

Carl Zeiss Vision Unveils Zeiss Individual SV II-46

Clearly Contacts Introduces Progressive Eyeglasses II-47

Mauli Jim Unveils New Sunglasses Collection for Women II-47

4x4 Launches New Safety Eyewear II-47

Sundog Eyewear Launches Sundog Mela-Lens II-47

Titan Fastrack Rolls Out Army Collection of Sunglasses and

Watches II-47

EyeGearZone.com Unveils Freedom24 Motorcycle Sunglasses II-48

Indo Internacional Introduces New Edition of Mido II-48

Indo Internacional Launches Eyewear Collection II-48

Quantum Optics Unveils Gargoyles Optical Collection II-48

Coastal Contacts Introduces Progressive Lens Eyeglasses II-48

Nanofilm Rolls Out Clarity® Defog It II-49

Sony Rolls Out Movie Eyeglasses II-49

NEC Unveils Retina-Display Translation Specs II-49

Nunzio Giuseppe Caruso Introduces Eye Protection Device II-49

Bausch & Lomb to Launch Crystalens HD II-49

Indo International Launches LifeMADE Golf lenses II-50

Indo International Rolls Out LifeMADE Shooting Progressive Lenses II-50

Transitions Optical Introduces Transitions® VI lenses II-50

Seiko Optical Introduces New Frame Models under Titanium

Collection II-50

EyeGlasses123.com Introduces Sunglasses Collection of ED Hardy's II-50

Carl Zeiss Introduces i.Scription® II-51

Marchon Unleashes Karl Lagerfeld Sunwear Collection II-51

Carrera Rolls Out Eyewear Frames Featuring Extendable Temples II-517. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-52

Viva International Inks Licensing Agreement with Mark Nason II-52

Barberini Acquires Ophthalmic Unit of Schott II-52

De Rigo Vision Enters into License Agreement with Blufin II-52

Essilor Acquires Signet Armorlite II-52

FGX International Merges with Essilor II-53

Lens Dynamics Merges with Firestone Optics II-53

Kaenon Polarized Inks Partnership with Rodenstock II-53

Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Partners with PixelOptics II-53

GlassesUSA Enters into Partnership with Lions Club II-54

Gitanjali Lifestyle Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Hassan's

Optician Company II-54

Oakley Renews Agreement with Dorna Sports II-54

Luxottica Group Renews Agreement with Salvatore Ferragamo Italia II-54

Luxottica Group Inks Agreement with Tory Burch II-54

Marcolin and Montblanc Renew Agreement II-55

Sundog Eyewear Renews Contract with Paula Creamer II-55

Safilo Group and Sweetface Fashion Company Renew Agreement II-55

Safilo Group Establishes Subsidiary in Moscow II-55

Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison to Merge II-56

National Vision Purchases Eyeglass World chain II-56

Skechers USA Inks Agreement with Viva Intl II-56

Teijin Develops Bioplastic Eyeglasses in Partnership with

Tanaka Foresight II-56

Abbott Laboratories Acquires Visiogen II-56

Bushnell Outdoor Products Takes-Over Cebe II-57

Optoplast Eyewear, Andrew Actman and Actman & Mico to Merge II-57

Safilo Group Inks a Licensing Agreement with Tommy Hilfiger II-57

Indo Collaborates with McLaren II-57

Eschenbach Group Takes Over Tura Eyewear II-58

FGX International Purchases Corinne McCormack II-58

Maui Jim Terminates Agreement with Luxottica II-58

Karl Lagerfeld Enters into Distribution Agreement with Optic 2000 II-58

Luxottica to Acquire Stake in Multiopticas II-58

Luxottica Renews License Agreement with Donna Karen II-59

OptumHealth Joins Hand with Prevent Blindness America II-59

Luxottica to Merge Two Production Facilities II-59

Gold & Wood and Boucheron Sign Agreement II-60

Tod's Group Sign Agreement with Marcolin Group II-60

LBI Eyewear Inks Agreement with DreamWorks Animation II-60

Luxottica Group and Stella McCartney Ink Agreement II-60

USA Triathlon Selects Focal Point Sunglasses as Corporate Partner II-61

AxleFuel™ Enters into Partnership with HL Motorsports II-61

Safilo Group and Jones Apparel Group Renew Agreement II-61

Gucci Group Renews Agreement with Safilo Group II-61

Safilo Group Acquires Just Spectacles and Sunglass Island

Retail Chains II-61

Winona Capital Management Snaps Up Dragon Alliance II-62

Relativity Capital Takes Over Nivisys Industries II-62

AT Cross Purchases Native Eyewear II-62

Houchens Industries Buys Cohen Fashion Optical II-62

Volcom Takes Over Electric Visual Evolution II-62

Essilor International Purchases Interstate Optical II-63

Bausch & Lomb Acquires Eyeonics II-63

Indo Internacional and Buchmann Optical Holding Sign Letter of

Intent II-63

Luxottica Group Signs Agreement with Diethelm Keller II-63

VSP Vision Care Takes Over Marchon Eyewear II-63

Jil Sander Group Signs Agreement with Marchon Eyewear II-64

Marcolin Group and Les Jardins d'Avron Sign Agreement II-64

FGX International Holdings Takes Over Dioptics Medical Products II-64

Eschenbach Group Snaps Up International Eyewear II-65

Menicon Snaps Up Rose K International II-65

Nikon Optical USA Takes Over Minority Interest in Encore Optics II-65

Scandinavian Eyewear Takes Over Seven II-66

LensCrafters Acquires Modern View Glasses Shops II-66

Reliance Retail Enters into Joint Venture with Pearle Europe II-66

Sunglass Hut to Foray into Indian Market II-66

Indo Enters into Joint Venture with GKB Ophthalmic II-66

Coastal Contacts Installs NIDEK Robotic Handling Unit (RHU)

Machine II-67

Titan to Launch 200 New Stores in India II-67

Eyeglass World Extends Range of Designer Frames II-67

Cotran Brothers to Establish U.S. Optical II-67

Coastal Contacts Introduces New Eyeglasses Facilities II-67

Hoya Corp Acquires Dioptra II-68

Sunglass Hut Signs Agreement with Diethelm Keller II-68

Safilo to Open Retail Stores II-68

Essilor India Acquires Stakes in Hyderabad Firm II-68

Raf Simons, Marchon Eyewear Ally for New Eyewear Collection II-68

Essilor Acquires Prescription Laboratories II-68

Essilor Acquires Optymal Ood II-69

Marcolin Group Signs Global Licensing Agreement for Dsquared2

Eyewear 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-71

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

Oakley, Inc. (USA) II-72

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

TEK Optical Canada (Canada) II-73

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-74

Unit Analytics II-74

Table 5: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 6: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 7: World 11-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 2005, 2010

& 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Eyeglasses Market by Product Group/Segment II-77

Lenses Market II-77

Table 8: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 9: 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 10: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Lenses by Material Type II-80

Table 11: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 12: 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 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 13: World 11-Year Perspective for Lenses by Material

Type - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Glass

Lenses, Plastic Lenses, and MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 14: 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 WorldMarkets Independently Analyzed

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 15: 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 2001 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 16: World 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 17: World Recent Past, C

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