contact lenses

May 27, 2018
Hello, summer! While June 21 marks the official day of summer in the United States, Memorial Day weekend heralds the unofficial start of the season. This means it is time to break out the outdoor-friendly entertaining essentials, hang out at the beach and sport white jeans and chic sunglasses. Eyewear has increasingly become a stylish […]
July 20, 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. […]
March 22, 2016
There are several steps to eyewear dispensing, all of which require the careful attention of an Eye Care Practitioner (ECP).
November 24, 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 8, 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 27, 2014
As early as 2007, smart contact lenses had already caught the interest of medical and academic institutions.  Sensimed, a Swiss medical device company, developed a contact lens with embedded electronics that could monitor intraocular pressure continuously and non-invasively, as a measure of a patient’s blood glucose level. Academic institutions such as the École Polytechnique Fédérale […]
May 27, 2018
With the global society embracing individuality, image conscious consumers are increasingly experimenting with cosmetic contact lenses as a fashion accessory. Asia Pacific, namely the oriental countries such as Japan, Taiwan and China, are experiencing huge demand for cosmetic lenses. These consumers, mostly youths and the young working adults look to circle lenses (or limbal ring […]
August 22, 2014
The Cooper Cos recently completed its acquisition of UK-based Sauflon Pharmaceuticals, a privately owned global manufacturer of contact lenses and aftercare solutions. The transaction, closed at US$1.2 billion, has generated a muted reaction. This is perhaps due to Sauflon being relatively under the radar, ranked 10th in global contact lens value sales with a market […]

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