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.
March 22nd, 2016
There are several steps to eyewear dispensing, all of which require the careful attention of an Eye Care Practitioner (ECP).
March 20th, 2016
As a continuation of an earlier opinion article on Eyewear in Latin America – Part 1, this article we look at the role of domestic player their strategies in staying competitive. Unlike many global markets, domestic manufacturers have a presence alongside international players within Latin American eyewear.
January 4th, 2016
Acetate, monel, titanium and stainless steel are some commonly used materials for spectacle frames. Despite much effort spent over the years to market wooden eyewear, the material has yet to see much success in the mass market.
November 24th, 2015
Disposable lenses make up almost 95% of global retail value sales of the contact lenses market, consisting of daily disposable, weekly/monthly disposable and extended wear lenses.
November 22nd, 2015
Debates are ongoing about whether e-commerce will take over physical retailing someday. Consumers are increasingly combining online shopping with a visit to a physical retail store to build their personal shopping experience. The ability of optical retailers to successfully build on both of these channels will give them an opportunity to gain a larger share […]
November 15th, 2015
Date: February 14-16, 2016 Location: Olympia, London, UK Conference: Pure London is the UK’s most dynamic fashion & footwear gathering, where over 800 brands, emerging designers & market-leading labels – with over 60% international alongside British brands and ones to watch. It will provide you with content-rich insights, buying connections and empowers you 365 days […]
November 8th, 2015
Since the commercialisation of silicone hydrogel contact lenses in 1990s, major contact lens manufacturers have jumped on the trend of marketing silicone hydrogel contact lenses as being made with material that allows the highest oxygen permeability. As of 2015, the global market value of silicone hydrogel contact lenses is almost US$6.0 billion. During its introductory […]
November 8th, 2015
Euromonitor International estimates the global eyewear industry to be valued at US$114 billion in 2015. Due to the nature of eyewear, eyecare is a crucial service complementing the product. Eyecare refers to the professional service supporting the sale of eyewear products. This includes refractive and eye health diagnostics, as well as educating the consumer. This service […]