Industry Reports   Press Room   Blog   About Us

Eyewear Market size to exceed $180 bn by 2024

Published Date: July 24, 2017   Author: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Eyewear Market size is projected to exceed USD 180 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Shifting consumer preference for fashionable optical coupled with rising standard of living will propel product demand. High disposable income encourages increased consumer purchasing power on lifestyle products which will drive eyewear market size.

Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases due to hectic work schedule will boost the eyewear market growth. According to WHO, cataract is responsible for 51% of world blindness. Factors such as ageing population, rapid urbanization and surge in diabetic incidences globally are supporting the eyewear industry growth.


Request Sample Buy NowInquiry Before Buying


Technical advancements and transition of eyewear manufacturers from the unorganized to the organized segment will drive the eyewear market. Consumer preference for high end products will encourage companies to invest in development and marketing of technologically advanced vision wear. This will lead to high profit margin for the manufacturers.

Specialized frames for children and half-frames for reading glasses will be the major contributor to revenue growth. This is mainly because of prolong exposure to digital displays such as computers, smartphones and tablets at an early age.

Get more details on this report by requesting a free sample copy

Frames from cellulose acetate will be the fastest growing segment accounting over 140 million units by 2024 It is lightweight and relatively low-cost compared to other counterparts. Growing demand for frames with coloring options, which include multi-colored models are expected to support eyewear market size.

Metal for spectacles is anticipated to witness growth over 3% up to 2024. Rising demand for up-to-the-minute frames, especially among the young generation will propel markets growth. Manufacturers are targeting consumers.

Browse key industry insights spread across 750 pages with 906 market data tables & 10  figures & charts from the report, “Eyewear Market Size By Product (Spectacles [By Product {Frame (By Material [Plastic, Metal]), Lenses (By Material [Polycarbonate, Plastic, Polyurethane, Trivex])}], Contact Lenses [By Product {RGP, Soft Contact, Hybrid Contact}, By Material {Silicone, PMMA, Polymer}], Plano Sunglasses [By Product {Polarized, Non-Polarized}, By Material {CR-39, Polycarbonate}]), By Distribution Channel [Optical Stores, Independent Brand Showrooms, Online Stores, Retail Stores])), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Nordic Countries, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, India, Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Tunisia), Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024in detail along with the table of contents:


Contact lens accounted for over 30% market share 2016. Expansion of retail industry and rising demand for disposable lenses will drive the eyewear market growth. Transition from luxury product to a common eye accessory, replacing the heavy traditional glasses will propel product market size.

Online store was valued over USD 48 billion in 2016. Rapid expansion of the e-commerce industry and increasing spending on online shopping will propel the product demand from this segment. Competitive pricing along with lucrative discounts & offers fueling sales for eyewear through online distribution channel.

Independent brand showrooms are anticipated to witness CAGR over 3% up to 2024. Customer oriented service, consultation, and brand loyalty are the major factors driving sales through this channel. After sale service provided by brands to build strong customer relationship will support market growth.

Europe eyewear market led by Germany and UK accounted for USD 40 billion in 2016. According to analysis, 18% of the regional population aged over 65 in 2016 and a significant percentage afflicted with vision ailments such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. This spurred demand for corrective eyewear in the region.

APAC eyewear market is expected to witness significant growth and can reach upto 1,200 million units by 2024. Increasing penetration of luxury eyewear products along with rising standard of living will fuel the industry growth. Consumer awareness pertaining to regular eye checkup coupled with continuous government support through various health programmes will propel regional industry growth.

LATAM led by Brazil is the fastest growing market with CAGR over 5% up to 2024. Entry of numerous international brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Carreira in domestic market along with increasing demand for premium products will drive the eyewear market size.

Global eyewear industry is competitive in nature due to large presence of numerous regional and international manufacturers. Carl Zeiss, Charmant Group, Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision, Chemilens, Cooper Vision, Daemyung, Fielmann, Essilor International, De Rigo SpA., Hoya, Johnson & Rodenstock, Seiko, Johnson Vision Care, Luxottica Group, Marchon, Marcolin, and Safilo Group are key industry players in the eyewear market.

Eyewear market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons and revenue in USD million from 2013 to 2024, for the following segments:

Eyewear Market, By Product

  • Spectacles
    • Frames, by material
      • Plastic
        • Cellulose acetate & zylonite
        • Cellulose propionate
        • Nylon
      • Metal
        • Monel
        • Titanium
        • Nickel
        • Stainless Steel
        • Others (beryllium, aluminum, flexon)
      • Others
        • Wood
        • Gold & Silver
    • Lenses, by material
      • Polycarbonate
      • Plastic (CR-39)
      • Polyurethane
      • Trivex
      • Others (crown glass)
  • Contact lenses
    • RGV contact lenses
    • Soft contact lenses
    • Hybrid contact lenses
    • Contact lenses, by material
      • Silicone
      • PMMA
      • Hydrogel
      • Polymers
  • Plano sunglasses
    • Polarized
    • Non-Polarized
    • Plano sunglasses, by material
      • CR-39
      • Polycarbonate
      • Polyurethane
      • Others (Glass, Trivex)

Eyewear Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Optical stores
  • Independent brand showrooms
  • Online stores
  • Retail stores
  • Others

The above information has been provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Nordic countries
    • Belgium
    • Luxembourg
    • Ireland
    • Poland
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Vietnam
    • Taiwan
    • Singapore
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
    • Tunisia