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Eyewear 2018 Edition: A Global Snapshot

Eyewear sales are set to increase by 4% in 2017, posting global value sales of US$ 127 Bn. Daily disposable lenses keep outpacing growth, as consumers increasingly switch to more convenient and comfortable solutions within eyewear. The upcoming merger of giants Essilor International SA and Luxottica Group SpA will create a global leader within the […]
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Eyewear 2018 Edition: Key Research Highlights

Euromonitor International is pleased to announce that the Eyewear 2018 edition is now live and available to access on Passport. The updated research provides the latest insights into how the industry is performing, and identifies key prospects through to 2022, offering unparalleled insight into the key trends and dynamics impacting the industry. KEY RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Comfort and convenience drive innovation The “big fish”: Essilor and Luxottica […]
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Traditional Distribution of Eyewear is Challenged by the New O2O Sales Mode in China

Traditional eyewear distribution has resulted in a prolonged industry chain and an elevated mark-up and increased logistic cost for eyewear products. On the other hand, optical shops are facing mounting rental and rising labour costs, leading to the growing retailing price of eyewear. Amid the intensifying retailing scenario, this traditional distribution system has faced rising […]
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Key Trends in Eyewear for 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 […]
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Highlights for Eyewear in 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 […]
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Eyewear: What to Expect in 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. This is primarily due to weakening currencies against the US dollar, resulting in poor performances in Eastern Europe and Latin America affecting the global market. Nevertheless, the outlook for eyewear remains […]
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Blue Light – What is Available to Protect Your Eyes?

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. Every company […]
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3D Printing in Eyewear: Exploring Frames

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. Over the years, with technological advancements and a maturing of software design, desktop-sized 3D printers have […]
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Shift in Positioning for Eyewear

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. However, in recent years, the heightened competition in the industry repositioned eyewear products, making branding targeted at consumers more important than ever. In […]
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Established Online Eyewear Retailers Get Physical

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 […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at Pure London 2016

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 […]
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Contact Lenses Moving Away from Silicone

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 […]
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Online Eyecare Market Poised for Growth

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 […]
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