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 eyewear industry. The prospective new entity will have a presence in all spectacles categories, accounting for over a quarter of global eyewear sales.