July 22nd, 2016
2016 is a slow year for the eyewear industry due to the weakening currency against the US dollar and poor performance in Eastern Europe and Latin America. However, more competition is expected this year due to sunglasses and spectacles becoming lifestyle accessories. With this trend, eyewear retailers are now offering products at lower price […]
July 20th, 2016
In 2016, global value sales of contact lenses and solutions are expected to grow by 2% on the previous year. Daily disposable lenses and frequent replacement lenses are forecast to be the most dynamic categories in 2016, but positive growth is partially being offset by the poor performance of conventional lenses and contact lens solutions. […]
July 16th, 2016
The global eyewear industry is expected to be worth US$120.0 billion in 2016, with slow growth of 1% from the previous year. This is primarily due to weakening currencies against US dollar, resulting in poor performance in Eastern Europe and Latin America, affecting the global market. Nevertheless, the outlook for eyewear remains bright, with growing […]
July 11th, 2016
According to Euromonitor International’s latest research, eyewear is valued at US$121 billion globally in 2016, up by a modest 0.5% on the previous year.
July 8th, 2016
In the previous article, we looked into blue light from the consumers’ perspective. In this article we will continue to explore the impact of blue light on the eyewear industry but from the manufacturers’ perspective, understand the products available and identify the gap between consumers’ knowledge and strategies to market protective eyewear products.
June 12th, 2016
In this two part opinion, we will look into blue light and how it impacts consumers and the eyewear industry. In Part 1 we will look at blue light from the consumer perspective, exploring what blue light is, how it impacts consumers, and what consumers can do to control the amount of blue light they […]
June 11th, 2016
In a previous opinion about online eye care being in its infancy , we discussed eye care being a crucial service of the Eyewear industry on the whole.
May 11th, 2016
3D printing only emerged in the mass market a few years back, but engineers and designers have actually been using large and expensive 3D printers for nearly three decades to make prototypes, most commonly in aerospace and automotive companies.
April 12th, 2016
In a previous opinion article on online eye care we discussed Opternative, an online platform that allows consumers to perform refraction analysis at home. In April 2016, the American Optometric Association (AOA) filed an expansive FDA complaint against Opternative to ban it from providing online eye exams.
April 7th, 2016
Traditionally in the eyewear industry, manufacturers relied on eye care practitioners (ECP) to push sales of their brands. Building a strong relationship with ECPs has therefore been a top priority for them.